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Solar thermal panels

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Save money and reduce carbon emissions with Solar Thermal Panels

Did you know that correctly installed solar thermal panels will provide approximately 55% of your annual hot water requirements.  By heating water through the power of the sun you can cut your fuel bills whilst lowering your carZ\xA\bon emissions.

How do solar thermal panels work?

Solar thermal panels work by using solar energy to heat liquid stored within tubes.  Once hot enough this is transferred to your cylinder and stored until you need to use the hot water for example for a bath or shower.

Solar panels work on all roofs regardless of the direction your roof faces.

Difference between solar thermal and solar photovoltaic panels

Solar thermal panels harness the sun’s rays to provide hot water whereas solar photovoltaic panels ie Solar PV is designed to provide electricity for your home.

Do they actually work in the winter?

Yes, solar panels do work in the winter just not as efficiently as in the summer.  On sunny winter days you can still make use of the gains.

How Much do Solar Thermal Panels Cost?

The cost of installing and maintaining solar panels can vary according to a variety of factors such as the complexity of pipe runs, roofing materials and location.

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Benefits of solar thermal panels

Provides over 50% of hot water needs

Currently NO VAT on solar thermal panels

Saves up to 1 tonne of carbon dioxide annually

Reduced energy bills

Running costs are minimal

Takes up much less space than solar PV

Why Total Energy?


Total Energy has been established for over 25 years


We won't let you down!


We always do a excellent job for a excellent price

FREE Solar Thermal Quote

Our local surveyor will attend your property free of charge and provide you with a fixed price no obligation quotation.

    Even on cloudy days your solar thermal system can generate around 60% of your homes hot water requirements

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    Our Coverage

    Total Energy Services cover the following areas;

    Total Energy Services offer heating and plumbing services in the areas of Dorset, Somerset, Wiltshire and Hampshire including;

    Blandford, Sturminster Newton, Shaftesbury, Gillingham, Wimborne, Sherborne, Cerne Abbas, Six Penny Handley, Wincanton, Portland, Weymouth, Tisbury, Swanage, Wareham, Templecombe, Dorchester, Salisbury, Fordingbridge, Bruton, Castle Cary, Poole, Bournemouth, Christchurch.

    If you live outside these areas please contact us and we will be happy to advise you.