Introduction to Solar Thermal
Solar Thermal, otherwise known as solar hot water, is the process of using the heat from the sun to heat water in your home or commercial premises.
GenFIT solar thermal systems come in flat plate or evacuated tube collectors mounted on flat/pitched roofs, or walls, and in majority of cases incorporated into your existing hot water system with minimal disruption.
Benefits of solar thermal
GenFIT solar thermal systems offer:
1. Lower fuel bills – up to 60% of annual hot water requirements can be met by solar thermal
2. Lower carbon footprint
3. Energy security – taking away reliance on ever increasing costs for fossil fuels
4. Simple operation and low maintenance
5. Works in conjunction with your existing heating/hot water boiler, or even with biomass and heat pumps
GenFIT commercial customers in England, Wales and Scotland can qualify for the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI).
The RHI pays 17.3p/kWh for all ‘useful heat’ generated by solar thermal systems installed on domestic premises. The solar thermal system needs to be metered, with meter readings submitted quarterly.