Solar energy can also be used for solar cooling. With photovoltaics every type of electrically powered air cooling is possible, i.e. with a conventional compressor. Solar thermal collectors can be used to drive adsorption or absorption chillers.
A solar hot water system requires a hot water storage tank that keeps the water at a high temperature. In a two-tank system, water is heated with solar collectors and then stored in the first tank. A one-tank system has a single cylinder with twin coils.
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