Solar water heating systems

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Solar thermal hot water systems have been available in the UK since the 1970s and utilise the free, renewable energy from the sun to heat water.

There are a number of different types of system but in basic terms a solar thermal hot water system employs a solar collector that absorbs the sun’s heat energy and transfers the heat energy into a heat transfer fluid, that circulates around the system and in turn transfers heat to the stored domestic hot water.

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