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Solar water heating
Worcester Greenskies solar panels

Solar water heating (also known as solar thermal) uses clean, renewable and free energy from the sun to heat your water. Panels, known as solar collectors, absorb the energy and pass it into a fluid, which is pumped down into your home and transferred directly into your solar hot water cylinder to heat your hot water.

A typical well-sized solar water heating system can provide up to 60% of your annual hot water requirement, leading to reduced energy bills and also making a significant contribution to reducing your carbon footprint.

Solar hot water panels absorb energy from the sun and convert it into heat that is pumped directly into your hot water solar cylinder. Worcester Greenskies solar water heating, which is specifically developed for the UK climate, is designed to complement the hot water output of homes with a gas or oil-fired boiler or ground source heat pump. You will normally need to have a system or regular boiler linked to a solar-compatible hot water cylinder, although it may also be possible with a combi boiler. Solar cylinders have two heating coils, allowing one to be connected to the boiler central heating system and one to the Greenskies solar system.