Solar hot water panels, also known as solar thermal panels, are fitted to your roof to collect heat from the sun and use it to heat your water, which is stored in a hot water cylinder. You can use a boiler or immersion heater as a backup to further heat up the water to reach the temperature you want.
Types of Solar Hot Water Systems
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Prepare for your project
Solar hot water costs vary depending on a number of factors, including:
- the type of system you want
- your roof size
- your location
To get prices for your solar hot water project, get quotes from up to 4 local installers.