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Solar Thermal

Solar thermal systems use heat from the sun to heat water that is pumped through solar panels (solar collectors) which work alongside your conventional water heater. Solar thermal systems can produce between 30% to 70% of your annual hot water needs. Not only do they reduce the amount of energy you consume they can also prolong the lifespan of your boiler due to fact that it runs less frequently during the summer months.

The technology is well developed with a large choice of equipment to suit many applications. For domestic hot water there are three main components: solar collector a heat transfer system, and a hot water cylinder. Solar collectors are in most cases fitted to your roof. They collect heat from the sun's radiation. The heat transfer system uses the collected heat to heat water. A hot water cylinder (see Gledhill Cylinders) stores the hot water that is heated during the day and supplies it for use later.

Early systems installed in the seventies are still working today forty years later.