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.

Benefits

  • Reduced energy bills
  • Clean and silent operation
  • Money-earning from the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI, see below)

Process

  • For domestic properties, the installation of a solar thermal system requires approximately 2 days. This process includes plumbing in the new water cylinder, connecting this to your existing boiler and securing the solar panels to the roof, before pressurising and commissioning the system.

Suitability

  • A south-facing roof at a 30 degree angle will produce the most energy, but nevertheless, regardless of orientation, exact yield is dependent upon the climate. Both pitched and flat roofs are suitable for solar PV installation.
  • Prior to beginning installation, a survey is required by one of our assessors. They will then be able to advise whether the roof is in suitable condition for installation of solar thermal panels, as it is important that the structure is able to support the panels themselves.

 


We’re fully accredited

For peace of mind and assurance of quality workmanship, Wirral Eco Homes is accredited or certified by the following bodies:

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