Commercial Solar Thermal System Installation

Fully accredited solar thermal system engineers at Huttie,  regularly contract for solar thermal system installations at commercial properties.  Where businesses are seeking a renewable energy source to cope with their high hot water demand.  Firstly, collector panels fitted onto a roof to form part of a Solar thermal system.  To maximize the sun’s rays the panels are fitted to a south-facing roof.  Secondly, water within the collectors heats up.  This is pumped through a coil in the building’s hot water system cylinder.

Our highly-skilled workforce is adept at specifying the right renewable energy installation for commercial use.  Therefore, if your business requires a more efficient, cost-effective way to generate hot water, solar thermal could be suitable.  Ideally, it does require a roof that’s facing at least south-east or south-west to collect enough energy from the sun’s rays.

What is Solar Water Heating

Solar water heating works using solar panels to heat your water instead of your usual system.  This is then conveniently stored for use to replace the hot water supply.  It is no wonder that to Government supports these types of installations, as not only will they help to bring down household outgoings, but they have the ability to bring down fossil fuel energy production rates.  Thus contributing to the country’s ever-evolving green efforts.

Commercial Solar Thermal System Installers In Cambridge & London

A list of examples of commercial thermal installations Huttie can provide:

  • Commercial Development buildings.
  • New housing estates.
  • Commercial Large Scale Solar heating installations.
  • Large Scale flat roofs.
  • Hospitals.
  • Government buildings.
  • Office buildings.
  • Shopping Centres.

Therefore, Huttie is capable of any size commercial solar thermal install.  From the moment you pick up the phone and speak with a member of our team, our in-house estimation team can provide a quick and accurate quotation for any solar thermal system installation; the price we quote is the price you’ll pay.

Thermal Solar Frequently Asked Questions:

What Is Thermal Solar Technology?

Thermal solar uses the power of the sun to heat water for your home, this differs to PV solar which uses the power of the sun to generate electricity.

 Does Thermal Solar Technology Work On Cloudy Days?

Yes as there will still be a certain amount of heat and ambient radiation produced by the sun.

 Evacuated Tube Or Flat Panels Collectors?

The vacuum of an evacuated tube provides almost perfect insulation which leads to better performance and efficiency, flat panels are less efficient per square metre and therefore cheaper.

 Will I Need To Change My Boiler?

No as the main consideration is whether you have a thermal solar compatible hot-water cylinder installed, if you do not have a cylinder a suitable space will need to be located.

What Size System Will I Need?

This depends on your hot-water usage but typically around 1m2 or 1kW per person living in the household, with the hot-water cylinder size determined by the number of rooms.

What Energy Savings Will I Make?

This depends on your energy usage and current supplier but using a thermal solar system will greatly reduce the gas/electricity purchased to heat hot-water.

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With zero carbon emissions, solar thermal is perfect for businesses looking to drastically reduce their carbon footprint. In fact, per square metre, solar thermal offers the biggest potential carbon reduction of all renewable energy systems available.

It is possible for your business to generate a tax-free income from the UK government’s Non-Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI). Solar thermal installations are eligible for payments via this incentive. At the time of writing, you’ll receive 10.28p for every hour of energy your system produces; potentially paying off the investment in your solar thermal system installation in time.