A few facts about solar
Energy that doesn’t cost the earth
The average property requires approximately 3,000 kWh per year to heat domestic hot water. A solar thermal solution will provide a typical UK household with 50 to 60% of their domestic hot water. In the summertime this will be as high as 100% meaning that the boiler will never have to fire up, saving both energy and money. In the winter a lower level of energy is produced by the sun, so a boiler is also needed to provide energy to heat the domestic hot water.
It's a common misconception that solar thermal systems only work when the sun is shining. Solar thermal systems work with diffused radiation, so even on a cloudy day you will still get a good level of energy from the sun to heat your home. It doesn't matter where you live in the UK, solar thermal will still provide you with domestic hot water, whether you live in John O'Groats or Lands End.
The solar energy available in the UK is far greater than most people imagine. In the summer, when items such as car bodies are often too hot to touch we become aware of the Sun's heat. However, even in the spring and autumn and on clear winter days we receive very useful amounts of solar energy. In this country by tilting a surface to an angle the amount of solar radiation falling on it will be greater than that falling on a flat surface. Fortunately, the average tilt of a UK house roof is about the optimum angle for receiving solar energy in the UK.
Save money and protect against rising energy costs
In the summertime the Solar Thermal system can often provide you with all your domestic hot water, meaning that your boiler will never have to be used. In the winter a lower level of energy is produced by the sun, so your boiler will help to provide the additional energy needed to heat your water.
Works on even cloudy days
Solar Thermal doesn’t need lots of sun to produce hot water as it uses diffused solar radiation to convert energy gained into heat.
Increase the value of your property
Solar Thermal can increase the value of your property by a substantial amount so one initial investment can not only help you save money but can also help you make money too, if you decide to move.
Help the environment
Renewable energy solutions for the home are no longer a thing of the future. More and more people are considering alternative heating solutions that won't damage the earth or waste fossil fuels. Our Solar Thermal systems will reduce your CO2 emissions, reduce your carbon footprint, helping you to play a part in reducing the rate of climate change.
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