With all the suppliers online: Why AKOTEC & solar thermal, if there are other systems out there like photovoltaic? We get this question very often, especially because the differences are not
very obviuos most of the time. Both systems use the power of the sun to generate energy from it, which at the end can be used to support your home. Solar thermal transforms the power of the
sun into thermal energy (heat), photovoltaic into electricity. With the solar thermal energy, a distinction is then made additionally between the generation of energy for hot water preparation
and for heating support. The generated electricity from the photovoltaic can be used throughout the whole house.
What is better? The answers differ between every person you ask. While solar plants can receive funding that does not have to be paid back, photovoltaic systems can feed excess electricity into
large networks for a fee. But the fee has decreased over the past years, therefore the own use is more beneficial than to give it away. Solar plants need less space per collector than
photovoltaic systems and are more suitable for house owners. An important advantage for the solar plants is the efficiency. After the deductions of all the energy conversions and “mid-stops”
(heat exchanger, storage tank), pv systems offer an efficiency of about 20%, while solar plants have 50%. The reasons are the different sun rays. The solar plants of the solar thermal can use
every kind of beam or ray (infrared/ultraviolet). Photovoltaic systems can only use a small amount of it.
As a company we operate on the market since 2008. Our workers and staff however have experience and passion in this field of industry for over many decades. Our products are 100% made in Germany,
which is absolutely unique on the market. While that means a contact person is always available, does it also implie that our solar plants, collectors, storage tanks and the overall complete
systems are safe and full of power and outcome. All components of our solar plants have to get checked multiple times. Our solar plants are self-developed and assure of a high efficiency. Next to
a long warranty, we are there to help our customers with replacement tubes. With our replacement tubes, your solar plants become low-maintenance. Our tubes do not only fit perfectly in our AKOTEC
systems, but also in most of the other solar plants on the market. We find a solution to every problem!
You have more questions? We are happy to assist you personally!