Smart Energy Solar Water Heating
Smart Energy UK was one of the biggest solar panel installers in the UK. They went bankrupt many years ago but their solar thermal system are still in operation and we have maintained many Smart Energy Solar Hot Water Systems.
A Solar Water Heating System works like this…
An electronic solar heating controller constantly compares the temperature of the solar collectors (usually located on the roof of the building) against the temperature of the water in the bottom of the solar hot water cylinder. Whenever the solar collectors are hotter than the temperature in the bottom of the solar cylinder, the solar controller switches on the solar systems circulating pump. A solar grade anti-freeze is then circulated through the solar collectors, moving the heat to the solar cylinder’s heat exchanger, heating the water inside the solar cylinder in a similar way to a central heating boiler.
Up to 95% Solar Hot Water coverage from May to October
Our clients have informed us that the solar heating systems we have installed will usually heat all of their daily water consumption from May to October. Outside of these months they still get a satisfying amount of heat from the solar system on clear and cloudy days. You should expect, on average 90% to 100% in the summer, 50% to 60% during the spring and autumn and 25% to 35% in the winter.
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