Solar Thermal

Solar Thermal Installers for Birmingham & The West Midlands.

Solar Thermal heating systems use free heat from the sun to warm domestic hot water. A conventional boiler or immersion heater can be used to boost the water to the desired temperature, or to provide hot water when solar energy is unavailable or limited.

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.

There are two types of solar water heating panels-

Flat Plate Collectors -which can be fixed on the roof tiles or integrated into the roof.

Flat Plate Collectors -which can be fixed on the roof tiles or integrated into the roof.

Evacuated Tubes-Solar Panels

Evacuated Tubes-Solar Panels

You’ll need around five square metres of roof space which faces east to west through south and receives direct sunlight for the main part of the day.

The panels don’t have to be mounted on a roof: they can be fixed to a frame on a flat roof or hanging from a wall.

If a dedicated solar cylinder is not already installed then you will usually need to replace the existing cylinder, or add a dedicated cylinder with a solar heating coil.

Most conventional boiler and hot water cylinder systems are compatible with solar water heating. But if your boiler is a combination boiler (combi) and you don’t currently have a hot water tank, a solar hot water system may not be compatible.

Solar Thermal is an ideal addition to a new Heat Pump application if looking to reduce your carbon emissions.

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