Solar Thermal Hot Water
Solar Hot Water Systems also known as Solar Thermal Systems, use Solar thermal panels which are normally installed on the roof, to absorb the free heat from the sun and converts the resulting renewable heat energy to heat the water stored in your hot water cylinder.
A Solar thermal system is one of the cleanest forms of renewable energy, using the free and unlimited power of the sun.
Solar thermal systems will work all year round, even during the winter, however during the colder months, or when solar energy is not available, you will need to use your backup system including boilers or immersion heaters to boost the hot water temperature.
In the summer months, the solar system can provide up to 90% of your hot water heating demand and up to 60% of your hot water requirements throughout the year.
A Solar Thermal System can easily integrate with other technologies such as Air Source Heat pumps, Biomass & Traditional Heating Systems.
Benefits of a Solar Thermal System :
Sunlight is free, Heating your water using solar thermal panels means you will naturally have to use less fuel from your energy supplier which will cut your utility bill.
Solar Thermal systems are a renewable energy source and you could be paid directly for up to seven years for the energy that you produce under the Government’s Renewable Heat Incentive scheme (RHI) - More information
Solar Thermal systems are a green, renewable heating system that doesn’t produce any harmful pollution and will reduce your carbon footprint , helping towards protecting the environment and tackling climate change.
Integration with other energy sources
As with most renewable technologies, solar thermal systems are able to integrate with other technologies including:
Traditional Gas or Oil fired heating Systems.
Air Source Heatpumps.
Ground Source Heatpumps.
Hybrid Systems- A hybrid heat pump system integrates with your existing heating system working in tandem with a traditional gas or oil boiler to create a dual fuel system.