Solar thermal systems use the energy absorbed from sunlight to directly heat water. Radiation from the sun heats the refrigeration fluid contained in the solar panel which is then pumped around the system, transferring the heat from the liquid to the water in your cylinder.
These systems are used in conjunction with conventional heating technologies to ensure that you have hot water whatever the weather.
Plus, the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI, see below) pays generators of renewable heat (by solar thermal panels or otherwise) for the energy that they produce.
The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is an initiative designed to encourage investment in installations to generate renewable heat, both for domestic and non-domestic properties.
Under this scheme, homeowners who have installed a solar thermal system since the 15th July 2009 are eligible to receive a rate of 19.2p per unit of heat (kWh) produced over a period of 7 years.
Rates will continue to rise according to inflation, as they are all index linked (RPI)
For more information, visit the official RHI webpage
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