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Solar Heating Systems

Solar Heating Systems

Heating water is the second largest energy use in typical households.

Solar water heaters can be a cost-effective way to generate hot water for your home here in Ireland.

Retrofit Solar Panels

Heating water is the second largest energy use in typical households. Solar water heaters can be a cost-effective way to generate hot water for your home here in Ireland.

Three satisfied customers have commented how efficient these units are, in that they have little or none fuel usage over the extended summer.

One square metre of Solar Panels on your roof receives the equivalent of more than 100 litres of oil in free solar energy per year.

And as a matter of fact, this is more than in Paris.

Ok. But what if the sun is not shining?

No problem. A solar water heater not only converts direct sunlight but also indirect sunlight into heat, so it works even when the sky is overcast.

True,there will be less solar heat available during the winter, but a back-up heater will boost the water temperature. The result is 100% comfort at all times, with plenty of hot water for a fraction of the cost.

Our panels have been fully tested and come with a 10 year Guarantee and are approved for the SEI Greeener Homes Scheme, which means that you can qualify for a grant of € 300 per m2(to max. 12 m2 )

How Solar water Heating Systems work

Solar water heating systems include storage tanks and solar collectors.

There are two types of solar water heating systems: active, which have circulating pumps and controls, and passive, which don't.

Solar water heating systems include two main items.

They are:

  1. Storage Tanks
  2. Solar collectors

Types of Solar water Heating Systems

There are two types of solar water heating systems:

  • Active, which have circulating pumps and controls.
  • Passive, which don't.

Most solar water heaters require a well-insulated storage tank. Solar storage tanks have an additional outlet and inlet connected to and from the collector. In two-tank systems, the solar water heater preheats water before it enters the conventional water heater. In one-tank systems, the back-up heater is combined with the solar storage in one tank.