In addition to producing free electricity, solar is also great for heating water. Cost-effective solutions can range coiling up a black water hose inside a black box with a window so that the sun’s solar UV rays can be absorbed and used to heat hot water and store it in an insulated tank all the way up to very fancy systems that use copper tubing and a host of add-on features that will keep the water from freezing at night when the sun isn’t shining.
In addition to household hot water, solar water heaters can be used to heat stock tanks and ponds, water troughs, greenhouses as well as water used for outdoor bathrooms, hot tubs, showers and radiant floor heating.
Solar stills can run rainwater through an evaporation system that will utilize UV rays to purify water and heat water into steam that will condense back into fresh water that is cleaner than rainwater for drinking, cooking and cleaning.
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