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Save money and reduce carbon emissions with Solar Thermal Panels

Did you know solar thermal panels provide around 55% of your annual hot water requirements, simply by heating water through the power of the sun you can cut energy bills and lower your carbon emissions.

 

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 carbon 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.

Benefits of solar thermal panels

  • Provide over half of your hot water requirements. During the summer months, solar thermal panels could meet all or a substantial proportion of your hot water demands.
  • Currently NO VAT on solar thermal panels
  • Saves up to 1 tonne of carbon dioxide annually.
  • Reduction in fuel bills, especially if your hot water usage is high.
  • Particularly cost effective in oil or LPG systems.
  • Takes up much less space than solar PV
  • Running costs are minimal
  • Utilises a simple and reliable technology if installed by an expert

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 gain

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.

If you would like to find out how much solar thermal panels cost and would like a free, no obligation fixed price quotation call Total Energy Services on 01258 472132 or email info@totalenergy.co.uk.

 


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