Solar water heating systems


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.

There are a number of points to consider when choosing the right energy efficiency measures and or environmental technology/ies to be fitted to your home.

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