What I would do is manually turn the heater on at peak sun - the effect would be the solar controller would go from float to charge mode and provide the power, so it would certainly be an decent option - but my problem is forgetting to turn it off again! It is only a small handiwash unit I have - so good for hands and face but not a shower type setup.
Originally Posted by Nabsim
On the subject of "solar hot water", I plan to have a water container, black or painted black, filled with water and left in the sun during the day. That will be good for nice warm water as well in the evening when combined with an electric shower pump system I bought. Can have nice indoor/outdoor showers that way (outside, but in Safari room)
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