Solar Thermal Panels
Solar Thermal Hot Water Heating
Solar energy is an unlimited resource that is free from harmful emissions and waste. Solar collectors on the roof of a building harness the sun's rays to heat water which is then stored in a well insulated cylinder ready to be used for hot water. Solar thermal systems can be installed both onto a roof or integrated into a roof on homes, commercial properties, new or existing buildings. Once installed, solar thermal systems have virtually no running costs and as well and provide financial savings that can cut your carbon footprint. They also qualify for financial reward through the Renewable Heat Incentive.
Types of Solar Thermal Systems
Solar Thermal Collectors can be flat plate or evacuated tube with the total area dependent on the property's hot water needs, roof aspect and property location. It is not just south facing roofs that can be utilised; considerable gain can be made from both east and west facing roofs. The mounting systems in which the panels attach to the ground or to a roof, are designed to provide ease of installation and security of the panels.
Benefits of Solar Thermal Technology
- Reduced energy bills
- Reduced carbon footprint
- Virtually no running costs
- Little to no maintenance required
Learn how Solar Thermal technology heats a Community Swimming Pool in North Yorkshire.