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Solar Thermal Heating

Installing a solar thermal or solar water heating system enables you to use free energy from the sun to heat water for your radiators, taps and showers. Like solar PV, solar thermal panels are fitted onto your roof where they are exposed to as much sun as possible, but unlike solar PV panels they don't produce electricity.

Solar thermal systems are becoming more and more popular with homeowners looking to reduce their heating and hot water costs and reduce their reliance on their boiler. At the moment a solar thermal system can't replace a conventional heating system completely, but it is an effective way to cut both energy costs and carbon emissions significantly when used alongside other technologies.

Our guides will take you through the advantages of a solar thermal system, the potential costs and the things you need to consider before deciding if it's the right choice for your home.

What is a Solar Thermal Heating System?

Solar thermal means using free energy from the sun to heat your home's water.

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Solar Thermal Heating: Pros, Cons and Costs

Find out if a solar thermal system is the right choice for your home.

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Solar Thermal with an Immersion Heater

How to use solar thermal with your immersion heater to save energy.

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Solar Thermal with a Boiler

How to reduce your heating bills with solar thermal AND keep your boiler.

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