WHAT IS SOLAR THERMAL?
Solar Thermal is a clean and highly efficient means of using renewable energy from the sun to provide the hot water used in the home. The basic principle is easy to understand. If you unroll a garden hose on the ground and leave it exposed to the radiant heat of the sun, in a short time the water in the hose will
become warm. Solar thermal collectors work in very much the same way, only more efficiently. Usually, but not exclusively, roof-mounted solar collectors will be connected to one of the coils of a twin-coil cylinder using a sealed circuit containing a special glycol/water solution.This fluid not only withstands the high temperatures in excess of 200ºC on a summer day, but also will not freeze in temperatures down to –25ºC. The pump in the system circulates theheated fluid from the panel to the cylinder where the heat is transferred to the stored water through the lower coil.
THE BENEFITS OF SOLAR THERMAL
Installing a Solar Thermal System has many advantages. Apart from reducing the
amount of fossil fuels used, and the resultant savings in annual fuel bills, the reduction in
harmful emissions will help minimise the long-term effects on the Earth’s climate.
All components within the Solar Thermal Range are regularly tested under simulated
real conditions to ensure customers receive a product of the highest quality and reliability.
Solar Thermal collectors incorporate self-cleaning glass and can be installed on
sloping roofs using either an on-roof or in-roof mounting system and also on flat roofs if
DOESN’T SOLAR EQUIPMENT SPOIL THE LOOK OF A HOUSE?
We use a flatter and less obtrusive panel, which is available in a bronze colour. This blends with most roof types on domestic dwellings. There are various mounting systems for the panels, so siting should not present any problems.