Solar Thermal energy is a carbon-free, renewable alternative to the power we generate with fossil fuels like coal and gas. Solar Thermal technology uses the sun's energy to generate low-cost, environmentally friendly thermal energy. This energy is used to heat water or other fluids to heat your home or property.
How an Air Source Heat Pump works:
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 back-up to heat the water further to reach the temperature you want.
If you’re interested in installing Solar Thermal collectors, there’s a few points worth considering, including:
- Positioning of your panels. As energy is generated from the suns rays, there needs to be a large south facing position (rule of thumb is between 1 and 2 m2 of collector per person living in the house)
- Are the panels to be mounted on the roof or at ground level?
- Is your current system compatible with solar water cylinder?
Why use Solar Thermal?
- Hot water throughout the year
- Reduces energy bills
- Lowers carbon footprint
- Low maintenance costs
What we do:
The McInnes Group can design and install the most effective reliable Solar Panel hot water system, correctly sized and scoped to the latest MCS MIS Standard, to provide the highest possible return on investment whether for a domestic or commercial property.
“Overall we are very satisfied with the systems installed and the professional support of McInnes Plumbing and Heating”
E. Macfadyen, Beauly