Solar Thermal installers in southern Scotland & northern England


Solar Thermal Technologies

For centuries we have been harnessing the Sun's energy to heat water. To provide a simple analogy, think about a garden hose which has been left in the sun. Now imagine that same water being pumped slowly through a specifically designed system and stored for hotwater and can even be used for heating your home. Fluid inside solar collectors (flat-plate collectors and evacuated-tube collectors), on your roof absorbs irradiance from the sun. It’s pumped along pipes to your hot water cylinder, heating up the water to a preset temperature. The collectors can be fitted on the roof, in the roof, and using 'A' frames fitted to the side of roofs and on flat roofs. Have a look at our cases studies - click here

What do I need?

For any system you will need all of the following, but you may already have some of this, especially if you have had a new cyclinder fitted recently which may already have a solar coil. If you have this then obviously the costs of installation will be far less

  1. Solar collectors (either evacuated tubes or black solar collectors)
  2. The right hot water cylinder, the ideal hot water cylinder (or thermal store) will have a twin coil heating system, with the lower coil heated by the solar panel and the upper coil by a conventional boiler.
  3. A pump
  4. A controller

The benefits of solar water heating explained


The cost of installing a typical solar water heating will vary, from £2750 upwards from there.


Maintenance costs for solar water heating systems are generally very low. Most solar water heating systems come with extensive warranties and require little maintenance. Once fitted we will leave written details of any maintenance checks that you can carry out from time to time, ensuring everything is working properly.

The best way to find out what you could save is to talk it through with us and we will of course be happy to help so please contact us directly.

We are located in the Scottish Borders town of Galashiels and we focus on the supply and installation of solar thermal panels in southern Scotland, (Edinburgh and Lothian, the Scottish Borders, Dumfries and Galloway, Fife), and the north of England, (Northumberland, Newcastle and across to Cumbria).

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