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Solar Hot Water

Switching to solar hot water can save you a lot of money as electric hot water systems use more power than most other household appliances. On average the hot water can account for between 30-35% of total energy used in a home. Depending on your roof’s orientation and water consumption, a Solar Hot Water System has the potential to reduce water heating costs by up to 95%. If you have a SolarEdge solar system you also have an option to install an energy diversion device, which diverts excess solar power to heat your water without the need to purchase a separate solar hot water system.

Solarpro started as a solar hot water company. We pride ourselves on our hot water installations and don’t cut corners. We only use copper piping (no cheap plastic) and 13mm wall pipe lagging to reduce heat loss. All pipework is installed in discrete pipe ducts or in the wall’s cavity where possible, and all exposed pipework on the roof is fitted in a special UV proof solar pipe lagging. There are different types of solar hot water systems available:


PV Energy Diversion

These work by diverting the excess solar energy that would normally be sent to the grid and uses it to heat your hot water. To install this set up you would first need to install a SolarEdge PV system. Solarpro can either use your existing standard electric hot water tank or our plumbers can install a new electric tank. We then install a SolarEdge energy diverter.

For those who have gas hot water, we can also convert the gas hot water to an electric tank. This way you have significantly reduced the cost of hot water and you now have control over your hot water heating costs.


Flat Plate Collectors

These work by diverting the excess solar energy that would normally be sent to the grid and uses it to heat your hot water. To install this set up you would first need to install a SolarEdge PV system. Solarpro can either use your existing standard electric hot water tank or our plumbers can install a new electric tank. We then install a SolarEdge energy diverter.

For those who have gas hot water, we can also convert the gas hot water to an electric tank. This way you have significantly reduced the cost of hot water and you now have control over your hot water heating costs.


Evacuated Tubes

Evacuated tube systems are a well-established method of generating hot water from the sun. Modern solar technology has provided alternatives that in some circumstances offer superior performance.


Close Coupled

The advantage of the close-coupled system is that it has no pump to circulate water to the roof. The water heats by convection circulating throughout the system using the heat rises theory, making it super-efficient.

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