Solar thermal flat plate panels
Solar thermal flat plate panels come in the form of a flat panel which is fitted to the roof of the property.
Within each panel, a copper heat pipe is arranged in wavy lines which maximises the efficiency by using more of the panel surface area.
Flat plate panels are very efficient in perfect conditions. The flat shape of the panel allows for a very high efficiency when the sun is directly above it. This means if your roof is the ideal size and orientation and there are no shading issues, flat plate panels can be sufficient for generating your hot water requirements.