HOW DO SOLAR THERMAL SYSTEMS WORK?
Solar Thermal systems use panels on the roof to collect power from the sun & convert the energy into hot water. Fitted & specified properly the latest high performance systems are very effective for producing most of the hot water requirements of the average family home for most of the year. Homes installing Solar thermal panels are eligible for quarterly payments through the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive scheme for 7 years.
Although they are used primarily for domestic hot water, these systems can also be used with under floor heating or swimming pools. They are a cost effective way of reducing the running cost of any home but particularly for homes using oil, LPG gas or electric. For those of you running solid fuel systems they compliment them perfectly.