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Solar Thermal - Using the sun's energy to create free hot water for the home

Solar Thermal

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It's about using the sun's energy to create free hot water for the home

Solar thermal is very effective way for producing the hot water requirements for the average family home. All that is required is a South East to South West facing orientation in which the solar collectors face and these will absorb the sun's rays to produce plenty of hot water.

Our systems can produce up to 70% of your annual hot water requirements (Joule Solar).

  • Solar energy is free and clean and safe.
  • Environmentally friendly and produces no waste or pollution.
  • Using solar energy enables you to reduce not only your carbon footprint and promoting sustainability but also your energy bills. Solar thermal offers an affordable and practical renewable energy solution.

Evacuated tube types

Solar Thermal - Evacuated tube types

Vacuum tube solar thermal collectors are currently considered the premium product on the market.

Each vacuum tube solar thermal collector consists of a highly insulated manifold and a row of solar tubes. The vacuum inside each tube ensures the most effective transfer of energy into heat as well as providing perfect insulation. It protects the system from outside influences, such as cold, wet or windy weather, resulting in consistent high quality performance all-year-round.

Vacuum tube collectors can provide up to 70% of annual hot water requirements with zero carbon emissions (Renewable Energy Hub). They are also flexible for building integration, fitting perfectly on sloping roofs, flat roofs or even façades. They are quick and easy to install as the tubes can be carried and fixed onto the roof individually.

Flat plate types

Solar Thermal - Flat plate types

Flat plate panels are the most popular solar thermal collectors on the market. They provide a cost-effective solution both in domestic and commercial applications and deliver excellent levels of efficiency and performance.

Each flat plate panel consists of a dark flat-plate absorber of solar energy, a transparent cover that allows solar energy to pass through and reduces heat losses, a heat-transport fluid (typically antifreeze) and a heat insulating backing.

They are robust, hard-wearing and flexible in installation with both 'in-roof' and 'on-roof' options.