Solar heating panels & installations
"Use the sun to generate hot water with solar heating panels. Also known as flat-plates, these are popular with households who have a hot water storage tank that require huge amounts of electricity to run. People have been astute at reducing energy demands with this technology."
Solar heating panels.
A popular solar heating technology for those concerned about aesthetics. These can be incorporated as a Velux looking window.
In a nutshell.
Flat-plate panels, commonly known as solar heating panels, add a supplemental heating source for your hot water tank.
Installing solar heating panels is like converting a car into a hybrid running on LPG. After the initial investment, your home will operate efficiently and cheaply while additionally extending the life of your boiler.
From March to October your boiler will not need to switch on, and in winter, this technology will reduce your boilers running time. In addition, we modernise and bring your whole system up to current building regulation standards.
- On-roof or in-roof like a Velux window.
- On walls vertically or flat-roof on an A-frame.
The science bit.
Solar panels heat up due to the sun's short-wave radiation output converting to long-wave radiation.
Flat-plate solar panels.
Size: 2206 mm x 1205 mm x 80 mm.
Weight: 55 kg.
Temperature: 40-80° Celcius (104-176° Fahrenheit).
Standard pressure: 3 bar.
Flat-plate panels. Why not?
We don't recommend flat-plate today, because installing PV solar panels can working alongside an Immersun or iBoost heating converter to heat up your hot water tank using excess electricity.
The benefits of this type of set-up over a standard solar heating set-up is the additional benefits of generating electricity and generating a revenue with the solar PV incentive.PV to heating converters »