Solar thermal is a great way to harness the sun’s energy. It converts the heat from the sun, which is then transferred directly to your home and can be used to heat hot water or even air space within your property.
Solar thermal is primarily energy conversion from direct sunlight to hot water appliances and can also be used to supply warm air to your home saving you money on your energy bills. When daylight strikes the cell with a certain amount of energy, it is absorbed within the semiconductor material; these particles are then transferred through the solar thermal electrodes into your property. Solar thermal is environmentally friendly, cost-effective, and a great source of natural energy.
A clean and sustainable method for providing homes with hot water, the technology is simple yet highly efficient. It provides an environmentally responsible and cost-effective alternative to traditional energy sources. Roof-mounted solar panels are connected to a system containing a special glycol/water solution. This heated fluid is circulated from the panel to a cylinder where the heat is transferred to produce hot water.
Typically, a solar thermal system can save you up to 70% on your annual hot water heating costs – so it’s good for the planet and good for your wallet too! The panels can be installed on sloping roofs using either an on-roof or in-roof mounting system or on flat roofs if required, and the use of self-cleaning glass means maintenance is kept to a minimum.
The benefits of Solar thermal include:
- Lowers CO2 Emissions
- Dramatically reduces annual fuel bills
- Eligible for RHI payments
- On-roof, in-roof and flat roof mounting options
- Can be in excess of 82.6% efficient