Installing a solar thermal system (or solar water heating) uses energy from the sun to heat water. Once the water is heated it is stored in a hot water cylinder until you need it.
In sunny months you can expect free hot water for you and your family for around 90%* of the time, and in the winter it will provide around 25%*, so a backup is needed such as a boiler or heat pump. Solar thermal systems are an excellent way to introduce a sustainable way of living into your home.
Free hot water throughout the year
Cut your energy bills – by £100s per year
Protect against rising energy prices
Lower your carbon footprint
Invest in your home
Cut your bills
Savings from a solar thermal system will vary from month to month with the British weather, but a good guide is that 50% of your hot water requirements across the whole year will be free. That’s around 90% in the summer and 25% in the winter.
Book a home visit and as part of our advice, we’ll be able to accurately calculate the figures for your property and occupants.
Cost & funding
As an accredited installer, we have access to various pots of funding that can make solar thermal systems FREE or low-cost for you. The funding comes from places such as energy companies, local authorities and government.
We’ll check what you’re entitled to when you contact us.
How solar thermal works
Solar thermal systems use panels, or ‘collectors’ fitted to your roof. The panels contain tubes, filled with glycol, that collect energy from the sun’s rays and use it to heat up water that is stored in a water cylinder. When you turn on a hot tap, run a bath or take a shower, the water will come from your solar water cylinder.
Getting solar thermal panels
Get in touch with us and we’ll ask a few questions over the phone or by email and then we’ll book you a FREE home visit for a Home Surveyor to come and take a look at your property.
Our friendly surveyor will confirm suitability and advise on the thermal system that will best meet your requirements.
We aim to get back to you by the next working day
Why choose Evolve?
We’re great at what we do and our team has over 450 years’ experience between us so we know how to do an excellent job. We only use the best materials and all our surveyors and engineers are highly trained and take pride in their work.
Established in 2015
60 members of staff
450 years of combined experience
Over 15,000 homes decarbonised since 2015
A further 80 homes decarbonised every week
Thank you Evolve for the excellent work you carried out at my property – very professional from start to finish, will definitely recommend your company. Fitted solar panels.
Solar Thermal FAQs
Solar thermal is the provision of hot water using the sun’s thermal energy as the heat source.
Solar thermal is a great choice if you wish to use a more sustainable source for your hot water, it can also be cheaper than using a boiler to heat your water, saving you £100s per year on your heating bill. The savings will vary month to month with the British weather but a good guide is that your hot water will be free for 90% of the time in summer and 25% of the time in winter.
Around two to three days.
The savings will vary month to month with the British weather but a good guide is that your hot water will be free for 90% of the time in summer and 25% of the time in winter.