Solar Thermal- Hot Water Panels


Solar thermal- How it works...

The basic principles of solar thermal can be explained quickly and simply:

Solar Thermal panels are designed to be directed towards the suns natural light, this light energy is absorbed in to the fluid within the panels. This heated fluid is then pumped from the panels through pipework until it is exchanged in to your hot water cylinder using a coil within the cylinder.

The cooled fluid is then pumped back to the panel and reheated and the process starts again.

Other than the small amount of electricity used to power the pump and controller, there is next to no energy required to run solar thermal other than the sun.

Benefits of Solar Thermal

  • Extremely low running costs; The lowest running costs of any renewable technology.


  • Installation of solar thermal is a fairly simple task and in some cases existing hot water cylinders can be used..


  • Its an extremely green and energy efficient product, helping to remove fossil fuel from your property.


  • Very low maintenance; other than anuual servicing and potentially topping up the fluid within the panels, there is little in terms of maintenance.


  • Will I be eligible for a Government Grant?


  • Do I need to change my hot water cylinder to make it work properly?


  • Do I need to service Solar Thermal?

  • Will a heat pump work with on a non south facing roof?

    You may be eligible for either the Governments "Green Homes Grant" or the "RHI" and you,    may well be eligible for both. We can advise on this and assist you with any application.

    In most cases it would be expected that your hot water cylinder needs changing but in some cases it may be possible to use an existing cylinder or add a solar coil.

    Yes, your solar thermal system must be serviced annually by a qualified professional and can be a stipulation of any Government grant received.

    Yes in most cases a system can be designed to utilise non south facing roofs but this is case by case.

    WHY Choose Energien?

    At Energien we believe that using the highest quality products combined with a highly detailed design and top quality installation is what we can deliver and in doing so, gives you the client, the best possible chance of having a long running and highly efficient system.

    Our team prides itself on a high level of customer service and satisfaction, our team work hard to ensure that all of your requirements are met and that you find the system installation as stress free and as easy as possible.

    Contact us to see if we can help you find a suitable technology.