Solar thermal systems soak up and retain heat from the sun’s rays via collectors usually fitted to your roof.
Solar thermal systems use solar panels called collectors to collect heat from the sun and use it to warm water which is stored in a hot water cylinder.
It can heat your domestic hot water and some systems can even provide your central heating.
There are two types of solar water heating panels—evacuated tubes and flat plate collectors. Flat plate collectors can be fixed on the roof tiles or integrated into the roof. Hot water can be produced via the collectors even if it is not sunny (daylight only required).
The fluid which is pumped through the collectors is heated via the sun which then in turn heats water inside the hot water cylinder. A specific cylinder is designed for solar installations so if necessary the water can be heated via your conventional heating system.
Most solar thermal installations can work with existing central heating boiler installations.
As solar installations include a hot water cylinder, power showers and high performance showers work perfectly.
Solar thermal gives you lashings of hot water – all heated by sun light.