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Moreover, the customer was also considering the installation of a solar PV system to reduce their large electricity bill, with an average household consumption of 95kWh/day. Assessing both the customer’s pool heating requirements and electricity concerns, Supreme Heating proposed a two-in-one solution providing adequate heating for the swimming pool while also greatly reducing electricity expenses.
Supreme Heating designed a solution consisting of a 10.08kWp Heatseeker DualSun PV/T solar system (36 panels, 60m²) coupled with a 40m² Heatseeker Plus traditional strip solar system to meet the heating requirements of the pool.
The Heatseeker DualSun system generates an average of 40kWh/day, covering 42% of the daily household electricity consumption, equating to savings of $3,650/year!
The solar thermal outputs create acceptable swimming conditions during the warmer period of late November until late March (remember, we’re in the Southern hemisphere!) with pool temperatures reaching 28-32°C.
The equivalent running cost of using an inverter heat pump to create the same energy outputs of the solar system would be $3,300/year, negating the benefit of the electrical savings provided by a standard PV system.
*Savings data based on the alternate use of an inverter heat pump with a COP of 6 and an electricity tariff of 25c/kWh heating the pool from November to March to temperatures of 28-32°C. Savings data does not account for inflation.