Solar Thermal Hot Water

Solar water heating systems use free heat from the sun to warm domestic hot water. A conventional boiler or immersion heater is then used to make the water hotter, or to provide hot water when solar energy is unavailable. There are two types of solar water heating panels; they are evacuated tubes and flat plate collectors. Flat plate’s collectors can be fixed on the roof tiles or integrated into the roof.

A complete solar system will require:

  • Solar panels
  • A heat transfer system
  • A hot water cylinder

Solar panels or collectors are installed to your roof and collect heat from the sun’s radiation; when water passes through the solar tubes or plates, it heats up and is then pumped into your hot water cylinder. The heat transfer system uses the collected heat to transfer and heat the stored water. A hot water cylinder stores the hot water that is heated during the day so you can use it when required.

Learn more about Solar Water Heating

  • Reduce CO2 emissions - Cleaner and greener energy

    You can reduce your carbon dioxide emissions by anything from 325-645KG per year

  • Increase your property value

    Installing solar panels will increase your house value. A recent survey by CBRE UK found people are willing to pay up to 38% more for a home built to high environmental standards.

  • Up to 65% hot water free throughout the year

    A hot water solar system from Glow Green could generate all of your hot water requirements throughout the summer and will contribute during the winter months.

  • Is your current boiler compatible with solar water heating?

    Most conventional boiler and hot water cylinder systems are compatible with solar water heating. If your boiler is a combination boiler (combi) and you don’t currently have a hot water tank then a solar hot water system may not be compatible.

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