Solar power is a renewable source of energy that works by absorbing sunlight and converting it into useful electricity or thermal energy for heating applications. Installing solar thermal matting enables businesses to utilise areas such as their roofs to generate thermal energy to meet onsite heating needs instead of using conventional sources of heating (e.g. gas fired boilers). Solar thermal can also be used in collaboration with other renewable heating technologies such as heat pumps to form hybrid systems to meet a site's heating demands.
How can solar thermal benefit your business?
Renewable source of electricity
Low carbon solution
Utilise captured heat (solar thermal) for your business' heating requirements
Utilities stability, through predictable heating costs allowing accurate forecasting of future utility expenses
Applicable for renewable heat incentive.
How solar thermal works
A transfer fluid contained within the solar thermal matting absorbs the heat energy from the sun. The transfer fluid is then circulated between the matting and a water storage cylinder. The transfer fluid is passed through a heating coil contained within the water storage cylinder and the heat is transferred to the water contained within the cylinder. This water can then be distributed around site for heating requirements.