Solar heater that allows to reduce up to 50% the consumption of Lp gas in the home, It costs 70% less than a commercial solar heater.
Our proposal aims to offer a completely innovative technological alternative that allows Mexican families to access in a much more economical way to the renewable resource that solar energy represents for the generation of domestic hot water, to achieve this we redesigned a very "typical" and popular product in Mexico for several generations: The tinaco
We took advantage of its size, location inside the houses, use that is given in homes, we also considered in the equation the enormous solar energy potential that our country enjoys, resulting in the first solar water heater in the world, a product that we present as a complementary element based on the synergy with other technologies for the production of hot water for sanitary use such as solar domestic water heaters, gas / electric boilers and even methods that use the burning of wood for this purpose.
The project is based on verifiable scientific studies recognized by official institutions in Mexico, as well as the creation of a technological innovation validated by experimental methods that demonstrate its total viability and that has the potential to promote a major change in the use of solar energy in the domestic environment not only in Mexico but in countries that share the same circumstances in this regard.
Our solar water tank can preheat a volume of 270 liters of water allowing to have the thermal gain up to 12 hours after not receiving solar radiation with a temperature higher than 10 ° C than that offered by a common water tank, which reduces the final energy consumption in the production of hot water for sanitary use, generating significant economic savings for families as well as substantial economic savings for families.
This reduces the final energy consumption in the production of hot water for sanitary use, generating significant economic savings for families as well as a substantial reduction in the carbon footprint of the homes where it is used.
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The most important innovation we developed is an external design that allows to increase the solar collection capacity by implementing a truncated cone shape in the middle part that works in the same way as the metal fins of conventional collectors, as well as the creation of a heated water accumulation area in the upper part, This area is susceptible to be thermally insulated, at the moment the user decides it, in an easy and economic way according to his requirements or economic resources, whose benefit will be a greater increase of the temperature and the conservation of the heat for a longer period of time. The truncated cone-shaped area in the middle part of the tank is responsible for capturing the vertical solar radiation, which has the highest energy content, and also serves to capture the lateral radiation, which ensures a high rate of energy capture. The innovative design proposed here solves several of the problems presented by existing commercial systems, but the main one is the price, since it simplifies and combines all the processes in a single product: thermal container and solar collector. In this geometric configuration, the capture and storage of radiant energy occurs in a fluid and efficient way, where the low heat losses do not affect the final result, which is to achieve a minimum elevation of 10 °C against the temperature of the bottom of the container, thanks to the fact that it is a system designed according to the climatic conditions of Mexico and its high solar potential. A solar water tank is a self-contained solar heater that incorporates for the first time a process of natural convection or thermosiphon effect thanks to its truncated cone geometry in whose upper part is attached the smaller thermos tank as a cylinder so it does not prevent or hinder the capture of solar radiation that occurs at the bottom. This rapid release of energy in the cone area due to convection currents avoids thermal saturation of the collector while maintaining a high rate of energy collection and distributing it homogeneously throughout the mass of water located in the middle and upper part of the container. In this way, the main problem of most of the self-contained solar heaters is solved: the thermal saturation of the radiant energy collection area, which made it impossible to continue absorbing it because a barrier was created that prevented its passage to the lower layers of the liquid, so it simply "bounced" or was reflected because it did not find a lower value differential to transmit its energy content. By means of this constant convection of the liquid, the rapid absorption and distribution of the captured heat to the entire mass of water contained in the tank is favored, which will continue to raise its temperature thanks to the fact that it travels a very short and direct thermal "circuit" in which heat losses during its travel are minimal. A solar water tank encompasses the best of current commercial technologies and marks new directions that will allow the use of new, cheaper and more efficient materials, the final result of which will be the definitive access of the majority of the population to the unlimited resource that solar energy represents, whose by-products are social welfare and care for the environment.
Allows a reduction of up to 70% in the cost of using solar energy in the domestic sector for the production of hot water for sanitary use.
production of hot water for sanitary use in the home