Solar Thermals FAQs

In this post, we will look into the nuances of solar thermal energy and answer common questions about solar thermals. Or if you prefer to speak to our team, get in touch with us by calling us on 0800 118 2467 or 07717 574 470

Solar Thermal FAQs

solar thermal faqs

How Do Solar Thermal Systems Work?

Solar thermal systems consist of solar collectors, a heat transfer system, and a storage or usage system. The solar collectors often mounted on rooftops or ground-mounted arrays, absorb sunlight and convert it into heat, which is transferred to a fluid circulating within the collector. This heated fluid is then either stored for later use or circulated directly into a building's heating system or water heater.

How much sunlight do solar thermal systems require?

Solar thermal systems are designed to operate in various climates and can generate heat even on cloudy days. However, they perform best in regions with ample sunlight.

Are solar thermal systems suitable for residential use?

Yes, solar thermal systems are well-suited for residential applications, providing hot water for showers, baths, and space heating.

What is the lifespan of a solar thermal system?

With proper maintenance, solar thermal systems can last 20-30 years or more, providing long-term energy savings and environmental benefits.

Do solar thermal systems work in cold climates?

Yes, solar thermal systems can operate in cold climates, though they may require additional insulation or antifreeze solutions to prevent freezing in sub-zero temperatures.

Are there incentives or rebates available for installing solar thermal systems?

Many governments and utilities offer incentives, rebates, and tax credits for installing solar thermal systems, making them more affordable for homeowners and businesses.

Can solar thermal systems be integrated with existing heating systems?

Yes, solar thermal systems can be integrated with existing heating systems, such as boilers or radiant floor heating, to supplement conventional energy sources and reduce overall energy consumption.

Want to know more? 

Call our heating engineers in Malton, Wetherby, York and Harrogate on 0800 118 2467 or 07717 574 470 and we'll be happy to help.