Solar thermal

Solar hot water

Solar thermal panels generate heat for your home and hot water and are not to be confused with PV systems, which exclusively provide free electricity.

Solar thermal panels are installed in a similar way to solar PV, on south or southwest facing rooftops for optimal efficiency. Installation will depend on how much hot water you need for your home, with a calculation of one square metre per person often appropriate.

Less efficient solar thermal collectors will require a greater space of your roof to be covered, and you’ll also need hot water cylinders, controls and necessary pipework.

Plus, with the Government set to bring in the Renewable Heat Incentive, a guaranteed fixed payment for solar thermodynamics, you’ll even earn an income by producing environmentally friendly heat.

What’s important is you’re not misled by dodgy salesman tactics. Consumer watchdog Which? say that tactics are often used to exaggerate potential savings with thermal panels, so comparing quotes is the best way to be sure.

There are currently no free solar panels schemes for thermal available.

Solar thermodynamics

Solar thermodynamics has become the leading product in the market, and they can provide heat for your home in temperatures down to -10 degrees Celsius. This means you’re assured of continuous hot water throughout the year.

With virtually no maintenance needed to ensure they operate efficiently throughout the year, solar thermodynamics are an effective form of hot water heating, reducing bills by up to 80% annually.

Benefits of a solar thermal panel system

Solar thermal is a different kettle of fish to PV solar panels and their benefits include:

  • Providing you with as much as a third of your annual hot water needs

  • This can save you hundreds of pounds every year on your heating, which take up over 60% of your annual energy bills

  • A possible fixed payment of 17.3p/kWh for seven years under the Renewable Heat Incentive

  • Maintenance costs are very low and warranties normally cover between five and ten years, guaranteeing a successful experience with solar thermal

  • Adding value to your home, with potential buyers attracted by the possibility to save money every year on energy bills

  • Reducing carbon dioxide emissions with a natural, environmentally friendly energy source

Solar thermal quotes

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Local Solar thermal Projects

1 Project: We have solar panels. They are not turned on. Are you the property owner: Owner of the property Property Type: Detached How many bedrooms do you have: 3-4 Roof Obstructed: No Obstructions What is the ...
2 Project: Solar panels for all hot water and heating
3 Project: Solar hot water Electricity for home lighting (5 bedrooms, two bathrooms, living room, kitchen, 2 hallways) and for home appliances.
4 Project: Looking for a price for solar panel for hot water and also battery
5 Project: water pressure is low, pump keeps running and a service.
6 Project: Customer made enquiry for Solar Hot Water quotes online. Confirmed interest via email at 18:38 Confirmed via SMS at 18:38 Mr lives in Coldstream, Cornhill-on-Tweed, Mindrum area. Please call to arra...
7 Project: Customer is looking for quotes for Solar Hot Water from pros around Gravesend. Please call to arrange appointment to discuss
8 Project: Solar panels to power my house Are you the property owner: Tenant (with permission) How many bedrooms do you have: 1-2 Roof Obstructed: No Obstructions Property Type: Terrace What is the direction of ...
9 Project: We have self catering holiday cottages and houses and are looking into complementing the existing electrical heating and hot water system by adding solar panels Are you the property owner: Owner of ...
10 Project: Need hot water when heating is of& line
11 Project: To heat water, and run electricity about 600 kW a month Are you the property owner: Owner of the property How many bedrooms do you have: 1-2 Roof Obstructed: No Obstructions Do you have more than 3sq...
12 Project: Immersion water heating solar system installed
13 Project: Pipe leading from solar panel into loft area is leaking. Are you the property owner: Owner of the property Property Type: Semi detached How many bedrooms do you have: 1-2 Roof Obstructed: No Obstru...
14 Project: hot water solar panels on a south facing roof, pitch 33 degrees Are you the property owner: Owner of the property Property Type: Detached How many bedrooms do you have: 3-4 Roof Obstructed: No Obstruc...
15 Project: solar hot water system installed Are you the property owner: Owner of the property How many bedrooms do you have: 3-4 Roof Obstructed: No Obstructions Do you have more than 3sq m of roof space availab...
16 Project: Thermal panel supplied and fitted
17 Project: Looking for a system to be decommissioned Are you the property owner: Owner of the property Property Type: Detached How many bedrooms do you have: 3-4 Roof Obstructed: No Obstructions Do you have mor...
18 Project: Service
19 Project: new installation
20 Project: Solar panels for domestic use

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Solar hot water activity in January 2020

Solar hot water Projects in the UK in January 2020

December 2019 November / December
South East 490 7% <img src=
Greater London 340 -15% <img src=
North West 290 4% <img src=
South West 231 -8% <img src=
East Of England 200 11% <img src=
Yorkshire & Humber 200 -5% <img src=
East Midlands 181 -22% <img src=
Scotland 143 -27% <img src=
Western Midlands 141 -12% <img src=
Wales 108 0% <img src=
Northern Ireland 60 62% <img src=
North East 30 50% <img src=
United Kingdom 2,414 -5%

Source: Numbers calculated based on the search volumes in major search engines.

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Energy Performance of Houses

Homes are given an energy score dependent on how efficient they are and ratings are displayed in the data below. This varies from A, the most energy efficient, to G, the very least efficient. With a higher rating you're more likely to have cheaper energy bills as more heat will be retained in your home. You are able to improve your home's efficiency with insulation such as upvc double glazing, loft lagging or wall cavity insulation.