How does the Glowship product selector determine the right product for me?

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How does the Glowship product selector determine the right product for me?

Glowship’s solar water heater product selector tool is one of the most sophisticated tools in the solar industry that enables you to choose the best-fit solar water model based on your requirements. The product selector tool recommends the suitable solar water heater capacity, type of solar water heater and filters the exact models of solar water heaters you can buy from different leading brands in India. A brief description of how the tool works is provided below:

Recommendation of solar water heater capacity

The product selector tool calculates the solar water heater capacity appropriate for your usage taking into account

  • the type of residential unit you live in
  • the number of people using hot water
  • the number of bathrooms to which hot water will be supplied to
  • the solar insolation available atyour location – The hot water output for the same system capacity varies from place to place depending upon environmental conditions. The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy in India (MNRE) has compiled exact data for the hot water output for specific locations in India. The hot water output of the solar collector for your location is extrapolated from the same and is expected to within 10% of the above exact data. We take into account the hot water output for an average clear day in December (for plane areas) and in April (for hilly areas) so that the required capacity is calculated for the period when you need hot water the most.
  • your hot water usage (based on consumption data published by United Nations Development Program, UNDP and Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, India, MNRE)
  • expected heat losses

Recommendation of type of solar water heater

The product selector tool recommends the appropriate model/technology of solar water heater taking into account:

  • the water quality
  • the type of water supply you have (whether it is pressurized or gravity fed through an overhead tank)
  • climatic conditions
  • the type of gadgets in your bathroom (whether you are using pressurized gadgets such as shower jets etc.)
  • and other site specific conditions such as height of your overhead tank etc.

Recommendationof pressure booster pump

Based on your inputs the solar water heater product selector tool also determines if you would require a pressure booster pump and provides you a recommendation of a suitable booster pump you can purchase along with the solar water heater.

Recommendationof heat pump

The tool also suggests a cost-effective water heating solution by pairing the solar water heater with a suitable heat pump, wherein, hot water provided by the solar water heater is used to cater to your regular demand and hot water from the heat pump is used to supply the additional hot water required enabling round-the-clock supply of hot water.

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