Solar Thermal Panels (often mistaken for photovoltaic panels) convert daylight into heat to provide hot water to a home. By using daylight as their power source, Solar Thermal Panels can generate hot water on cloudy days as well as peak Summer. The benefit of this is that your boiler should barely have to work through the Summer months, and less strain on your boiler, means less strain on your wallet!
Once installed, a Solar Thermal Panel heating system will store your hot water in a buffer tank, ready for when you next need it. By working in tandem with your boiler, Solar Thermal Panels improve the efficiency of your system, making your home more eco-friendly and saving you money on your energy bills.
By installing a Solar Thermal Panel heating system, you are also able to take advantage of the UK Government's Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI). Based on the predicted energy savings at your property by installing Solar Thermal Panels, you will receive cash from the UK Government each quarter over 7 years. Its aim is to reimburse you in full on your investment in renewable technology within that period, but many even return more than their original investment!
The Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive is a UK Government financial incentive aimed at promoting the use of renewable heat. By switching to a heating system that uses naturally replenished energy (Solar Thermal, Biomass, Air Source, etc.) not only are you saving money on your heating through reduced fuel costs and improved efficiency, but you are also helping reduce your homes carbon emissions. Due to the eco-friendly nature of renewable heat, people who join the scheme receive quarterly payments for 7 years for the amount of clean, green, renewable heat their system produces.
Tariff (per kW/h of Renewable Heat) - 19.2p
To estimate your Renewable Heat Incentive return, please visit the official Government calculator page
ePlan Energy Ltd are renewable energy experts, providing heating systems to Telford, Shropshire, Wolverhampton & The Black Country. From the initial quotation and install phases, to helping our clients claim through the Renewable Heat Incentive scheme, we pride ourselves on offering a first class service.
Whether you are looking at a potential Solar Thermal Panel installation or another renewable energy heating installation, we are here to help! Call us on 0800 0356372 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a free, zero obligation quote.