Solar water heating systems use free heat from the sun to warm domestic hot water. A conventional boiler or immersion heater can be used to make the water hotter, or to provide hot water when solar energy is unavailable.
Solar thermal collectors can be fitted to new buildings and retrofitted to existing property systems.
Solar water heating systems use solar panels, called collectors, fitted to your roof. These collect heat from the sun and use it to heat up water which is stored in a hot water cylinder. A boiler or immersion heater can be used as a back-up to heat the water further to reach the temperature you want.
There are two types of solar water heating panels:
Solar thermal heating solutions can provide you with up to 70% of your hot water annually, saving on your energy bills.
A suitably sized system will provide you with all of your hot water needs between the months of April to September. In the winter months the thermal collectors will significantly raise the temperature of the water in the cylinder reducing the energy use of your existing system.
Solar hot water is a green, renewable heating system and can reduce your carbon dioxide emissions.
Solar water heating systems can achieve savings on your energy bills. Based on the results of Energy Saving Trusts recent field trials, typical savings from a well-installed and properly used system are £60 per year when replacing gas heating and £70 per year when replacing electric immersion heating. Savings will vary from user to user.
Our specialist, fully accredited CJ Eco division are experienced in the design and installation of domestic, commercial and agricultural systems. We will visit your property and carry out a full site survey producing a detailed design and calculation of the savings you will make.