Heat from the Sun’s Rays
Harnessing the Sun’s energy using solar panels is a great way to reduce energy costs and heat the water you use in your home or business.
Solar Hot Water (or Solar Thermal) can provide an income stream of its own for over 20 years, thanks to the Non Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) for Commercial Solar Thermal installations. For domestic installations, the Domestic-renewable-heat-incentive is available to help reduce upfront costs in the meantime.
What is Solar Thermal?
A Solar Hot Water or Solar Thermal system captures solar energy and uses it to heat water, displacing the use of fossil fuels in heating up a hot water cylinder, heating system, swimming pool or industrial process. They are used in conjunction with existing heating technologies to ensure you have hot water whatever the weather.
Panels can be installed on pitched or flat roofs or on a ground-mounted frame. They can also be integrated into buildings as part of innovative facade systems and canopies. They will gain most energy when facing south but are also effective when oriented anywhere between east and west.