More energy is provided by the sun in one hour than the world’s inhabitants are able to consume in a whole year. Solar thermal technology (sometimes called solar water heating) harnesses this powerful, clean, inexhaustible and free resource by converting energy from the sun into hot water for buildings of all types. It is also ideal for businesses and organisations wanting to reduce their carbon emissions and protect themselves from sky-rocketing fuel costs.
Solar thermal is widely used throughout continental Europe, and though it is fairly well established in the United Kingdom, it remains an under exploited technology in this country. What’s more, compared with other renewable energy technologies, solar thermal is a relatively inexpensive way of generating hot water.