Generate Up To 70% Of Your Hot Water Needs From Free Solar Energy
As the cleanest, most abundant and easily accessible form of energy on earth, start your sustainable energy approach with solar energy.
By integrating a high-performance solar thermal system, solar energy is used to heat or preheat your home’s domestic hot water. You can offset your heating costs by as much as 70% and reduce your CO2 emissions by up to 1 ton/year.
The Benefits Of Solar Thermal
Installing solar thermal panels will help reduce your dependency on fossil fuels and reduce your electricity bills. Energlaze is an SEAI approved installer and can help maximise any grants available.
How Much Can You Save?
The amount of available solar radiation is dependent on the time of year and your location. The solar coverage rate measures the average amount of energy covered by a solar system in a year. In northern climates, solar coverage can still be as high as 70%. In the summer months a high-performance solar system typically covers almost all the energy required to heat domestic hot water.
How Does A Solar Thermal System Work?
Solar energy is absorbed by the dark coloured absorber and transferred to copper pipes that contain a fluid.
The pump station circulates the solar heated fluid back to the hot water tank.
Throughout the day the solar system gradually raises the temperature in the hot water tank.
A backup energy source (electric, gas etc) ensures hot water supply when solar output is not able to fully meet demand.
The system can be a single tank (as shown) or a dedicated solar tank can provide pre-heated water to a main hot water tank.
Solar Thermal Gallery
- At all stages of the process Energlaze were able to cut through the jargon and give us a super ground mounted Solar PV system that produces electricity. We have large amounts of hot water and we are saving so much money. The app is fantastic. It allows you to view the electricity being generated, how the battery is being charged, your consumption and what you import or export from the grid. A good feeling to see how you are saving on C02 emissions, as well as saving trees.
- The panels and system are performing very well and are currently producing the recommend values and occasionally above the kW/hour values previously determined by Energlaze. The PV system app is simple to use and is easy to access at any time during the day. Overall I am very satisfied with this product and would recommend it to anyone who is considering investing in a high quality product with a very good return on your investment.
- We are delighted with the entire job – Insulation, new windows, boiler and heating controls. The app has reduced the amount of time our heating is switched on and the solar panels have made a big difference to our electricity bill. We are very happy with the outcome and we have in fact already recommended Energlaze to friends.
- I was skeptical before the glass was fitted but after a winter I can see and feel what a difference it has made to keep the house warmer. The entire job was fitted in just one day and the glass fitters Frank and Jim were very efficient and couldn't be more helpful.