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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:

Summer 80-90%
Spring & Autumn 40-50%
Winter 20-30%

Did you know that the UK receives 65% of the amount of solar radiation that is received by the south of Spain. Making the UK a viable place for solar water heating to supplement existing domestic hot water heating.