What is Solar Energy?

An awe dropping 150 miles away, the sun throws out an amazing amount of energy. This is solar energy. SunScan – the sun is so powerful for solar water heaters, that if we could harness just one hundredth of a millionth of one percent of this power, we would have enough for all earth’s needs many times over.

In fact, every minute that passes brings enough energy from the sun to earth to meet all our needs for at least one year. We have been developing the technology to harness solar power for many years, but there is still a long way to go. However, one successful way that we do harness solar energy is by using solar panels on buildings, using the suns rays to create energy, which can heat the hot water tank and provides electricity. One square meter of a solar panel in a sunny climate can power a 100-watt light bulb.

SunScan solar geysers with electric backup

In fact if you had to take the suns energy and put it in a solar panel you could power the entire South Africa for 3 million years. SunScan solar geysers with electric backup are ore beneficial and useful as they charge a battery that can be used at night time. This gives your home electricity al through the day so that there may always be hot water to bath, shower or clean dishes.