Renewables – Solar Thermal

What is solar thermal?

Solar Thermal units aim to capture the energy directly from sunlight and deliver this to both hot water and central heating systems of your home. The units are highly efficient (greater than 80%) with impressively high absorption rates, little wastage and extremely long operational life. Here at Aquatec NW, we are your local Solar Thermal experts that cover all areas across the North-West.

The benefits of solar thermal

Over the period of a year, solar thermal panels should provide 70% of a house’s hot water. They will also contribute to central heating and, combined with a heat pump, offer a completely effective, renewable energy solution. Even in the middle of winter, solar thermal panels can generate 25% of the domestic hot water needed in your home. On a hot summer day, up to 90% of your heating requirements can be covered.

(Please note that Solar Thermal panels should not be confused with panels for the generation of electricity.)

Our solar thermal panels

The installation of solar thermal panels can be completed fast and efficiently with little disruption to you or your lifestyle. Once installed our solar thermal panels take little or no maintenance, continuing to produce the maximum amount of hot water possible. By absorbing the sun’s rays and converting them into heat energy which can be transferred to the water in your water tank solar thermal panels are the perfect “set and forget” way to fight the rising heating bills, reduce your reliance on fossil fuels and lower your carbon footprint.
Most homes throughout the North-West are suitable for the installation of solar thermal panels. Many can also be fitted with heat pumps, under floor heating and heat recovery ventilation systems giving you the opportunity heat your home with entirely renewable energy.