What is Solar Hot Water/Solar Thermal?
Solar Hot Water Systems also known as Solar Thermal Systems, use solar panels called collectors which are fitted to your roof. These collect heat from the sun and use it to heat up your water which is then stored in a hot water cylinder. In the situation where you have run out of hot water, you can use a regular boiler or immersion heater as a backup for when you want to increase the water temperature or to provide hot water when solar energy is not available.
When there are large numbers of these solar panels arranged appropriately it can contribution to heating your property as well.
A typical system generates anything from 10 - 90% of your hot water and pays for itself after approximately 10 - 15 years.
Types of Solar Hot Water Systems
Evacuated tube collectors
Flat plate collectors
Benefits of Solar Hot Water?
An easy way to meet new build regulations - If you’re a builder or developer in the new build market solar thermal systems are a great way to help you meet SAP targets, energy reports, The Code for Sustainable Homes, BREEAM ratings, Part L and local planning requirements such as the London Plan. If you are unsure on what your requirements are, contact us today to find out.
Hot water throughout the year - Your system works all year round, however during the colder months, you will find you will need to use your backup system including boilers or immersion heaters for frequently.
Reduce your hot water and heating bills - You will reduce your hot water bills as you will be utilising the free hot water generated from your solar thermal system.
Reduce your carbon footprint and help save the environment - Solar hot water systems produces renewable heating, meaning it doesn’t produce any harmful pollution. This technology is a way that each property can help towards protecting the environment and tackling climate change by utilising natural sustainable resources.
Why choose Ecolution for your Solar Hot Water Installation?
We are one of the UK’s largest and longest standing construction specialist specialising in solar hot water installations. We have been installing solar thermal systems since it first came out and have since got an extensive portfolio of installations total thousands of square meters across the UK. We have even installed one of the country’s largest solar thermal systems at Brighton Universities swimming pool.
With our wealth of knowledge and experience within the market, Ecolution even helped to produce and design solar hot water systems with leading manufacturers.
Our tailor made services are designed to provide customers with the best products to suit their needs at competitive prices.