Solar Thermal Energy converts solar energy into thermal energy (heat).
There are two main types of solar thermal systems. Evacuated tube systems and Flat Plate Collectors.
Both systems use radiation from the sun to heat up a liquid (usually glycol solution) that is either inside the tubes or running through a coil within the collectors.
When the liquid is hot enough it starts to flow out from the collectors and through a heat exchanger in a cylinder. The fluid is then circulated back up to the collectors to heat up again. This fluid never comes in contact with the hot water in the home.
What Are the Benefits?
Solar thermal provides your home with free hot water, therefore reducing your utility bills. On average a family of 4 will only require an 8 tube, Evacuated Tube System for all their daily hot water requirements.
As well as the great savings on utility bills, the UK government have also set up a scheme called the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI). This scheme entitles you to payments for every kWh of heat your solar thermal system produces.
It is important to remember that when you wish to proceed with a Solar Thermal installation, you only use a company with the correct training and accreditations.
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