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What is solar thermal?
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Solar thermal evacuated tubes
Solar thermal flat plate panels
Solar thermal for swimming pools

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What is solar thermal?

Solar thermal is a technology which harnesses solar energy from the sun and turns it into thermal heat energy.

Solar thermal panels are usually placed on the roof of your property and gather energy from the sun, which is used to heat water. This water is then used to provide hot water to your property. Even in Winter, the panels will pre-heat the water in the tank so that your boiler uses less energy to keep your water hot, and so saves you money on your energy bills.

Solar thermal systems use solar panels, called collectors, which are fitted to the roof of the premises. The process is simple, the panels on your roof absorb heat from the sun and the water in the panels heat up. The water is then pumped through a coil in your hot water cylinder and the heat is transferred to the water in the cylinder.

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