Solar Water Heating
The Sun sends huge amounts of energy to the Earth. In the UK we receive around 60% of that received on the equator. This is the equivalent to the output of 1,000 power stations. Using the sun’s energy reduces our consumption of conventional fuel and helps to reduce the emission of harmful greenhouse gases.
- Reduces your electricity bills, since daylight is free,
- Generating your own hot water means you’ll avoid any gas, oil and electricity price rises,
- Having solar panels increases the value of your property,
- Extremely low maintenance, with a long functional lifetime of 30 years or more.
Save the Environment
- Your own clean power source that helps reduce global warming
- You can save a tonne of carbon dioxide in a year.
- Pollution free
- Zero carbon
- Silent in operation
How Does it Work?
An electronic controller compares the temperature of the solar collectors with the temperature of the water in your cylinder. Whenever the collectors are hotter than the cylinder, the controller switches on the system’s circulating pump. A mixture of antifreeze and water is then circulated through the collectors and the cylinder’s heat exchanger, heating the cylinder in just the same way as a central heating boiler.
How Much Hot Water Can I Get?
Solar powered thermal systems can provide almost all of your hot water during the summer months and about 50% across a year.
How Long do they Take to Fit?
In most homes our trained installers will be able to fit your system in less than three days.