Solar Heating

Powering your heat pump with solar energy has never been easier thanks to emerce PV heating. Our solar heating draws energy from exhaust air generated both within the family home and from the sun, meaning your household will gain a much more efficient way of warming up and cooling down as required. When it comes to maximizing energy efficiency and saving money all at once, we can offer you solar system heating that’s unrivalled. 

Frequently asked questions

  • Can solar heat your home?

    Yes, solar panels can also be used to heat your home. In many countries around the world, heating activities are one of the largest consumers of energy. For instance, in the case of South Africa, the winters can be quite cold. In this case, heating activities consume a lot of energy. You can make use of solar PV panels in order to meet all your heating needs. If you are already using solar panels to generate electricity for your home, then you can simply add a couple of more panels in order to meet your heating needs. A great example is to have your heating unit (aircon, heater or underfloor heating) running during sunlight hours ensuring that it uses solar energy to heat your home.

    The products offered by emerce allow you to heat your house using the energy provided by the sun. The necessary electricity for solar heating is provided to the heat pump by using the solar power generated by the home energy kits. Visit the emerce online shop to learn more about our products.

  • Do solar water heaters work at night?

    A PV system generally does not work at night because it needs sunlight in order to perform heating functions. However, there are different alternatives for you to power your water heaters even at night by energy generated from the sun.  

    When using solar heaters, the grid electricity can be used for heating the domestic water.  

    Other opportunities would be to use battery storage solutions or an energy system that is coupled with heat pumps. In the latter setup, hot water storage tanks will allow you to use warm water at nights.  

    For more information about solar heaters and energy storage solutions, please visit the emerce online shop. 

  • How many solar panels do I need for my water heater?

    Solar panels are an effective and environmentally friendly way to generate electricity for your household. One of the most common PV use cases is water heating with solar power, using water heater components within the energy system. Such heaters prove to be extremely useful for consumers during winters when the demand for hot water increases. 

    However, it can be tricky to figure out the number of solar panels needed for a water heater. The answer to this question lies in the type of heater that you are using. emerce’s choice is to use heat pumps and electronically managed heating rods. We recommend using between 6 and 12 panels. For more information, visit the emerce online shop and find our product proposals.