Solar thermal energy is solar energy converted into thermal energy.
Generally it is captured using solar collectors installed on the roof of the house. Solar collectors can be installed on a flat roof or on the ground too. Solar collectors are efficient ways to trap the heat of the solar energy in a liquid, usually a mix of water and glycol. The thermal energy is then transferred into water to raise the water’s temperature. This heat medium is then pumped through a heat exchanger to heat up water hygienically and safely.
On a commercial basis, solar thermal arrays can be used for large hot water systems, heating up swimming pools and industrial processes. For domestic installations, solar thermal collectors are usewd to provide upwards of 70% of the annual domestic hot water requirement.
Solar thermal can provide the hot water requirements for most buildings throughout the summer because:
Solar thermal collectors provide a highly efficient source of heating energy, with zero carbon footprint and long life-time performance.
SOLARFOCUS solar thermal collectors are MCS-accredited and eligible for Renewable Heat Incentive.
Have a look at our commercial case studies to see how effective solar thermal collectors are.
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