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Solar thermal panels acts as an upgrade to your existing heating system, producing hot water by harnessing renewable energy from the sun. The system's "collectors" absorb solar energy and transfer that into thermal energy to be used in a hot water cylinder or thermal store.
Flat-plate collectors consist of dark-coloured absorber plate. The plates are enclosed within a glazed, insulated box that behaves like a mini-greenhouse to retain heat within the collector.
Evacuator tubes consist of rows of parallel tubes, each containing a glass thermal absorber. During production, air is evacuated from the tubes allowing it to reach higher temperature at all light levels.
The hot water cylinder installed will have a ‘twin coil’ heating system. The lower coil is heated trough the solar panels while the upper coil is heated through your existing boiler.
Pump & Controller
The system is managed through a solar controller which manages the pump speed. Temperature sensors in the cylinder and the collector are read by the controller which regulates the rate that solar fluid is pumped through the system.