Solar thermal water heating systems work by capturing heat energy from the sun. This energy source is then converted and used to heat the building all year round. Solar Thermal panels are one of the options most commonly used for roofs, but the panels can also be installed at ground level too, providing there are no obstacles that would impinge this.
Unlike solar photovoltaic, solar thermal is dependent on heat from the sun rather than light which means that most of the power generated is likely to be in the sunnier months between April and September. This of course means that they can be less effective in the winter months, but they are still a great way to provide a source of energy on demand and minimising the reliance on the grid.
Solar Thermal energy systems provide renewable energy that can be implemented into an existing renewable energy system or as a stand-alone installation.
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