Solar Domestic Hot Water

If you’d like to save money and reduce the amount of fossil fuels on which you depend and at the same time, significantly lower your carbon dioxide emissions, why not consider installing a solar thermal water heating system?

Solar water heating systems work by absorbing solar energy. The energy is transferred from the solar collector to heat the water in your hot water cylinder. Highly efficient, completely controllable and low maintenance, a solar water heating system is easiest to install if you already have a conventional ‘system’ or ‘regular’ boiler and could provide up to 60%* of your annual hot water from a clean, renewable source of energy.

Works come rain or shine, two types of solar water heating collectors are available; evacuated tube and flat panel. They do not rely on high temperatures or direct sunlight to work, so it even works in cloudy weather.

Unless your home is a listed building or in a conservation area, planning permission for solar water heating panels is unlikely to be required. However it is always best to check with your local planning office. For renewables planning guidance visit

The Benefits of Solar Water Heating

  • Hot water throughout the year: the system works all year round, though you'll need to heat the water further with a boiler or immersion heater during the winter months.
  • Cut your bills: sunlight is free, so once you've paid for the initial installation your hot water costs will be reduced.
  • Cut your carbon footprint: solar hot water is a green, renewable heating system and can reduce your carbon dioxide emissions.
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