Q: What happens on cloudy or rainy days when the sun is no shining? Will I have hot water?
A: Yes, there will always be hot water available for use. Conventional water heater tanks have 2 elements that heat the water all the time. Solar water heater tanks on the other hand, have only one electric element to heat a portion of the water contained in the tank, this is called back up or reserve hot water. Our solar hot water systems are designed to work in conjunction with the electric section of the tank, if a cloudy or rainy day is present, the tank automatically will switch to electric back up.