Solar PV & Thermal Systems

All solar energy collection systems use panels to collect energy from the sun. There are two types of systems : ‘Thermal’ which collects energy and uses it to heat hot water and ‘Photo-Voltaic (PV)’ which converts the energy collected by the panels into electricity which can then be used in the building or sold back to the energy companies.

To give you an idea of the contribution which can come from these systems, it is possible to heat as much as 70% of a typical three bedroom home requirement for hot water and collect over 800kw of electricity in a year.

The government currently offers incentives to encourage the installation of solar collection systems with the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) and the Feed-In Tarriff (FIT) schemes.

solar thermal

Solar Thermal

Solar PV

All solar energy collection systems use panels to collect energy from the sun. There are two types of systems : ‘Thermal’ which collects energy and uses it to heat hot water and ‘Photo-Voltaic (PV)’ which converts the energy collected by the panels into electricity which can then be used in the building or sold back to the energy companies.
To give you an idea of the contribution which can come from these systems, it is possible to heat as much as 70% of a typical three bedroom home requirement for hot water and collect over 800kw of electricity in a year.
The government currently offers incentives to encourage the installation of solar collection systems with the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) and the Feed-In Tarriff (FIT) schemes
A Solar Thermal System collects energy from the sun through plates mounted on the roof of the building. These are in turn connected to a Solar Cylinder which stores the hot water to be used in heating the building or for plumbing applications.
A Solar PV system collects energy from the sun and converts it to usable electricity for your home, and any extra can be sold back to the energy companies via the Feed-In Tariff (FIT) Scheme.
How a Solar Thermal System works How a PV system works

image courtesy of UFW

 

image courtesy of UFW

Choosing your Solar Collection System

To work out which solar collection system would be best for your project please call us on 0116 241 4002 and we can talk through your plans, advising on the correct system and providing you with an estimate.