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Solar Thermal

Solar thermal systems are a simple and well proven technology producing low carbon energy. By harnessing the power of the sun we can reduce our consumption of conventional fuels i.e. Gas & Oil which in turn reduces our emissions of harmful greenhouse gases, and also enables us to make cost effective savings and gain enhanced fuel and energy security for the future.

There are two types of Solar Thermal panels, Flat Plate Collectors, which directly transfer the heat of the sun to the water contained within or evacuated tubes which use metal strips in vacuum tubes to pass on the heat to the water. These are normally mounted on a roof and capture the energy released by the sun.

Solar heating is most economic when used to heat water for baths, showers, hand washing and other domestic hot water requirements.  It is also very effective for heating swimming pools and can be used in industry, hotels and dairy farms.

Hot water throughout the year

Solar Water heating systems represent a worthwhile saving on hot water heating costs. A well sized solar thermal system should provide around 50-70% of the domestic hot water requirements of the home.

The system works all year round, Summer providing the largest amount of solar radiation, though you'll need to heat the water further with a boiler or immersion heater during the winter months.

A well sized solar water heating system would typically provide the following proportion of the household's domestic hot water requirement:

Cut your bills

Sunlight is free, so once you've paid for the initial installation your hot water costs will be reduced.

Solar Water heating can provide up to 60%* of your annual hot water requirements. 

Solar Thermal panels are designed to go with existing heating systems that use a cylinder to store hot water. 

Please contact us on 01387 252423 for further information, extended guarantees available and a no-obligation estimate.


*Source: Energy Saving Trust

Cut your carbon footprint

Solar hot water (Solar Thermal) is a green, renewable heating system and can reduce your carbon dioxide emissions.

The use of solar energy reduces millions of tonnes of carbon dioxide being released into the atmosphere each year, typically produced by heat from gas or oil fired central heating boilers or from electric immersion heaters. Production of hot water in the UK accounts for some 8% of all our total energy use.The use of solar energy reduces emissions which helps to combate climate change.


Integration with other technologies
Solar Thermal integrates with other technologies such as Air Source Heat pumps, Solar PV, Biomass, Traditional Heating Systems, Under floor Heating.
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