- Solar Thermal
Solar Thermal Explained
Solar water heating systems use solar panels, called collectors, fitted to your roof. These collect heat from the sun and use it to heat up water which is stored in a hot water cylinder. A boiler or immersion heater can be used as a back up to heat the water further to reach the required temperature.
► New builds
► Retrofit projects
► Domestic or commercial properties
► Buildings with high hot water demand
There are two types of solar water heating panels, evacuated tubes and flat plate collectors, which can be fixed on the roof tiles or integrated into the roof (flat plate only).
Most conventional boiler and twin coil hot water cylinder systems are compatible with solar water heating but if your boiler is a combination boiler (combi) and you do not currently have a hot water tank, you would need to install a twin coil cylinder.
The two coil systems are designed to transfer heat from an independent heating source, (e.g. transferring heat from a central heating boiler or solid fuel boiler to the water in the solar cylinder) and the solar coil, which is manufactured from high efficiency tube with a large surface area, to transfer heat from the solar panels into the solar hot water cylinder.
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