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The benefits of solar thermal

Installing solar thermal hot water heating requires minimal upheaval and can deliver considerable cost savings, making this type of renewable technology a practical and cost-effective option for new-builds and existing properties.

  • Produces up to 60% of a property’s annual hot water – as much as 100% in summer.
  • Suitable for every home, whether new build or retrofit.
  • Low-cost investment.
  • On-roof and in-roof solar panels available.
  • MCS approved for the Renewable Heat Incentive.

How does solar thermal energy work?

Energy from the sun warms fluid in the solar panels. When the fluid reaches a useful temperature, it is pumped to a coil in the bottom of a solar cylinder. The solar coil heats the cylinder water for domestic use.

If the cylinder’s thermostat detects that the solar panel has not collected enough energy to heat the water to its pre-set temperature, it allows the main heat source to top it up (i.e. a boiler).

The control panel can be set to optimise efficient use of the solar panel and ensure hot water is available at the times you need it.

Solar thermal technical information

View more detailed information and performance data for Nu-Heat’s solar thermal range: