Solar Thermal

Hot water from the sun!

Solar thermal was one of the first renewable technologies installed by the early adopters and was also the cheapest.

In commercial installations solar thermal is a Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) eligible technology.

After all these years on is solar thermal still value for money? Yes. Raising hot water can be a costly task and a considerable burden on business especially if your main energy source is LPG, Oil or electricity. Solar thermal will take water to a respectable temperature depending on system and location, however at this point the expensive work is done and again dependant on the requirements only a small top up may be required.

Solar thermal is an excellent technology if there is a need for hot water, however unlike solar PV you cannot export the thermal energy.

Commercial sites such as care homes, leisure centres, sports clubs and caravan sites that all have a demand for hot water could benefit from a solar thermal system. In fact the bigger the heat load the more viable the technology.