Anthropogenic climate changes are one of the greatest concerns of our time. The environment is threatened by our excessive use of fossil fuels like oil, gas, and coal. The reason for this are the resulting emissions of CO2 weakening the Ozone layer. These emissions are connected to the use of energy for heating, travel, industry, and the production of electricity.
Rapidly melting glaciers in the polar areas in Norway, due to the green house effect, are clear signs of global warming. The rest of the world is also constantly threatened by storms, wildfire, droughts, and flood; also becoming more common in Norway. To avoid a bigger problem than we already have, we need to reconsider our ways of making and using energy. This is a great challenge concerning all nations, not just Norway. The next step is: what can we do about it?
The UN climate panel has agreed upon two main solutions:
1. Reducing the total energy consumption.
2. Replace the energy sources causing pollution, with pure energy.
Much of the energy from fossil fuel must be replaced by bio, -wind- and solar energy.
ASV Solar AS has taken this step and specialised in thermal solar energy, reducing the need for fossil fuel. ASV Solar's panels are environmentally friendly, and are therefore made with few and simple components. This makes the panels as economical as possible without affecting quality and user safety. The panels are also recyclable; the wooden parts can be burnt, the aluminium can be melted, and the fittings and polycarbonate sheets are easily recycled. Within 6 months, the solar panel will have converted the same amount of energy the producer used to make the panel.
ASV Solar uses the energy of the sun to create heat energy which can be used for heating residential homes, tap water, pools, etc. The solar panel uses a pipe system connected to flat plate collectors, which reflect as little light as possible. Water circulates in the pipe system, where it is first heated by the light hitting the flat plate collectors, before the water is stored inside a container. The soalr panel is connected to a pump making the water circulate, but it also stops when reaching too high or too low temperatures, to allow the water to go back into the container without freezing during winter, or boil during summer. This is what we call a drain back-system, and it makes the panel even more eco friendly by not needing chemicals like glycol. Very little maintenance is required.