Solar Panels for Hot Water

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Solar Thermal panels can provide up to 70% of your annual hot water needs. A conventional boiler or immersion heater is then used to make the water hotter, or to provide hot water when solar energy is unavailable.

A Solar Thermal system comprise of:  

  • Solar panels
  • A heat transfer system
  • A hot water cylinder

Solar panels are installed onto your roof and collect heat from the suns radiation. When water passes through the solar tubes it heats up and is then pumped into your hot water cylinder. The heat transfer system uses the collected heat to transfer and heat the stored water. A hot water cylinder stores the hot water that is heated during the day so you can use it when required.


Solar energy at Surrey Plumbing and Solar

Many people in the UK are under the common misconception that solar panels or solar energy will only work when the sun shines and therefore solar heating is unsuitable in the British climate. Solar water heating system works on a light absorption principle and its performance is not dependent on high temperatures or long periods of sunshine.

Solar energy is collected in the panels and the heat is transferred to your solar heating cylinder, even on cloudy days and when outside temperatures are as low as -10C.

Don't take our word for it, discover more at the Energy Saving Trust Generate-your-own-energy/Solar-water-heating.

For Information regarding the government's Renewable Heat Incentive click here.

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