Many homeowners’ express interest in utilising solar panels for heating their water. Indeed, it is feasible to achieve hot water in a property through the energy generated by solar panels by incorporating a solar power diverter into the solar PV system. It is essential to note, however, that this approach differs significantly from the method employed in a solar thermal system. These two systems represent distinct technologies, each with its own mechanisms and functionalities.
In this article, we outline the differences between solar thermal and solar PV systems. We then take a detailed look at the role of a solar power diverter in a PV system, how it works, and the benefits of using a diverter to heat the water in your home opposed to solar thermal.