More Energy for Much Less.
How the sun can generate hot water all year round.

Save 10% of your energy bill every year by installing a Solar heating solution. The average home spends 20-25% of its combined annual energy bills on water heating. A cost that can be reduced by installing an energy saving solar thermal solution. Solar water heating systems are one of the most cost-effective and environmentally friendly renewable energy solutions around – and as well as smaller fuel bills, you’ll also be leaving a smaller carbon footprint. Solar Thermal can provide around 30% of a typical homes domestic hot water requirements.

If we take a typical home with 5 full time occupants, according to the MCS Solar Thermal Performance Calculator that household should require around 2537kWh/yr of energy to provide hot water. Based on a System size providing 1.95kW the solar thermal should provide around 1381kWh /yr.

Estimated fuel savings, based on the efficiency of the back up heater (75%), condensing oil, this will give us a saving of 1832kWh/yr.

These facts and figures have been calculated using the MCS Solar Thermal Calculator.

How does it work

Solar water heating systems are powered by the energy the sun sends to earth – and that’s over 8,000 times more than the world consumes.

  • Solar water heating systems use solar panels, called collectors, fitted to your roof.
  • The panels collect heat from the sun and use it to heat up water which is stored in a hot water cylinder.
  • A boiler or immersion heater can be used as a back up to heat the water further to reach the temperature you want.

There are two types of solar water heating panels:

  • evacuated tubes
  • flat plate collectors, which can be fixed on the roof tiles or integrated into the roof.

Our expert team will advise you on which type of solar collector suits your needs best. Furture Renewables only use the highest quality panels and components, all manufactured in Europe with the solar key mark.

Solar Thermal installation costs

While each installation is unique, the majority of solar thermal installations can be completed for approximately £3,000 + VAT. Contact us today to see how we could incorporate a Solar Thermal system into you’re new build project or retrofit a system to you’re existing building.