SOLAR THERMAL

A Solar thermal solution uses heat from the sun to warm the hot water in your home. Sunlight is free, so once you’ve recovered the initial cost of the system your hot water costs will be significantly reduced. When the weather is cold, windy or overcast the tube panels significantly outperform the flat plate panels.

How solar thermal works…

Our well-designed and accurately constructed solar thermal solution uses evacuated tubes, instead of the traditional flat plate panels, which are fitted to your roof. Evacuated tube collectors are comprised of an array of twin wall glass tubes with a vacuum that provides excellent insulation against heat loss. The design is very similar to a glass hot water flask used to keep hot water in. Twin wall evacuated tubes have the absorber coating on the inner tube and the space between the two tubes is ‘evacuated’ to form the vacuum. The tubes utilise the rays from the sun to produce hot water for your home.

  • Significant savings on your domestic hot water energy bill
  • Heated water throughout the year
  • Reduce your carbon footprint
  • Minimum maintenance
  • Guaranteed return on investment

This environmentally-friendly solution takes about a day to install and can reduce your domestic hot water energy bill up to 90%. The initial cost of the system is recovered within the first few years.

Want to find out about other renewable heating solutions for your home? Call us now on 0845 474 6641 to ask how Solar thermal systems can cut your energy bills or request a call back.

Or why not download our brochure?

What our customers say

  • .......... and since we only had mains electricity power laid on at the bungalow, our hot water had always cost us a fortune using the immersion heater.  The Solar Thermal system you installed - especially the twin cylinder layout - means that we don't waste any available power and the running costs of the system are minimal. And we have got hot water! Thank you also for installing the battery backup system to get us over power cuts that we get!
    Mr. and Mrs. T. C.  Lincolnshire
  • After you had installed the Solar Hot Water system at our house, I asked you to have a look at the system that had been supplied and installed  at our house in Mallorca by a local company and which had never worked properly and was always breaking down. After considerable re-engineering of the system by yourselves, the system now works! Thank you. I am now asking you to supply a small system for my factory in England.

    Mr. P.S.  Lancashire and Spain
  • The Solar Hot Water system you installed works perfectly, and even survived the house being struck by lightning four weeks later - even if you did have to come out to reset the controller. Our granddaughter still calls it 'Sunshine Water', so I think the name has stuck!

    Mr. and Mrs. B.A.    Nottinghamshire

Solar Thermal FAQs

Can I use a solar thermal system to heat my swimming pool?

Yes, you generally need a solar collector equivalent to 50% of the pool surface area.

Do I need new wiring?

No. The energy collected in the panels is converted into a current which then feeds into your existing household circuit.

How are thermodynamic panels different to solar thermal panels?

A solar thermal system heats water already inside a panel and does not work when there is no sun. Because the refrigerant enters the combi thermodynamic panel at a lower temperature than water, this system is able to work even during the winter and at night. The thermodynamic panel is placed on the roof, ground mounted or wall and ensures the continuing capture of energy from sunlight on cloudy and rainy days.

Why can I use a standalone solar thermal system to heat my swimming pool only in summer?

Solar thermal systems capture the energy of the sun which means they work best during the sunnier summer months. However, there are still significant cost savings to be made when compared with traditional pool heaters.

As such, these are still a great choice and provide a great, all-year round solution when combined with other renewable systems such as an air source heat pump.

 

Can I qualify for the RHI if I install an air source heat pump and/or solar thermal system?

If you use an air source heat pump and/or solar thermal system to solely heat your swimming pool, then you won’t qualify. However, if you also use it to provide heating for the rest of your home, under the current scheme, you can apply for the RHI, which generates a quarterly payment for seven years.

 

Want to find out more about our Solar thermal systems, request a callback from one of our team.

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