What is Solar Thermal?

Solar water heating systems, or ‘solar thermal’ systems, use heat from the sun to warm domestic hot water.

Solar thermal systems use evacuated tubes or flat plate collectors (which look more like PV panels) fitted to your roof. These collect heat from the sun and use it to heat up a special glycol solution which is circulated through a solar coil in a hot water cylinder. A boiler or immersion heater can be used as a back-up to heat the water further to reach the required temperature.

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  • Solar Thermal - Trusted Energy

6 stages to your project

  • Step 1

    We discuss your project requirements and survey your property

  • Step 2

    We propose recommended solutions, costs and returns

  • Step 3

    We continue to consult through the decision making process

  • Step 4

    You appoint us; we project manage, install and commission

  • Step 5

    We help you claim subsidies and grants

  • Step 6

    We are there to maintain and service

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Why use Solar Thermal?

Once the system is installed there are negligible fuel costs to run the system (circulation pump power)

Designed to work alongside and integrate with the majority of heating systems (assuming you have an appropriate cylinder)

Typically provides around half of your annual hot water requirements and during the summer can contribute nearly all of your hot water needs. During the winter months you will need to top up the system with your primary heat source e.g boiler / immersion

Solar thermal is heavily subsidised through the government’s Renewable Heat Incentive

If you use a substantial amount of hot water (e.g. swimming pool, sports club, hotel / B&B) then a Solar Thermal system could generate a substantial energy and cost saving

Solar Thermal Efficiency Chart - Trusted Energy
  • Air source heat pump replacing costly oil fired boiler. Best purchase ever. Saving over £2,000 pa on oil and £26 per month on boiler maintenance. Electricity bill only gone up by £1,000. Home is much warmer throughout the day, which is ideal now my wife and I are retired and spend a lot more time at home during the day. Found the company to be very professional, helpful and knowledgeable at all times without being pushy. We were dealt with by Mark Roper and all times we found that he had our best interest at heart.

    Mr RNottinghamshire
  • We would highly recommend Mark and the team, who were very professional, helpful and knowledgeable and skilfully managed our project at every stage. We would definitely work with them again in the future.

    Mrs SLincolnshire
  • We were keen to install a more sustainable heating system and to benefit from government grants, but were concerned at the number of ‘cowboys’ operating in the sector. We were delighted the willingness of Trusted Energy Solutions to listen to what we needed rather than trying to sell us what was convenient to them. They were very supportive during the somewhat eccentric grant process, and considerate and tidy during the installation process. In summary, we are now warm, and get quarterly cheques from the government for the privilege - what is there not to like?

    Mr LNottinghamshire
  • All the staff at Trusted Energy Solutions have worked hard to help deliver my biomass boiler on time and to suit our needs.  They have made the installation smooth and have been helpful and understanding talking me through the process of RHI registration and submitting readings.

    Mr GLincolnshire
  • We were looking for an alternative to our oil fired heating, which was getting very costly to run, but were unaware as to what the alternatives were. That was until we were referred to Mark Roper who explained everything in detail without any sales pressure at all. We felt we could trust his advice and went ahead with a pv panel installation and a heat source pump for our central heating. Our fuel costs are now much lower and any sign of an oil fired installation has gone! From start to finish the installers were very professional and clearly skilled at what they did. We would have no hesitation at recommending Mark and his company to any interested clients.

    Mr DNottinghamshire
  • Everything went well and apart from Winston the pig getting a bit stressed due to having strangers watching him eat, the disruption was kept to a minimum. The whole installation was completed in a very professional way and the guys were great.

    Mr OSpalding
  • Highly satisfied with the way the installation was conducted and managed; everything went smoothly and the process was made very easy for us by the team. Would definitely recommend Trusted Energy to anyone looking for any products in the future!

    Mr CNottinghamshire
  • I am very pleased with the highly efficient and prompt service I received from the engineers at Trusted Energy; they were thoroughly professional and knowledgeable - Thank you!

    Mrs ORotherham
  • We are very pleased with your upgrades to our heating system for our extension. We couldn't have asked for more - your team has excelled themselves.

    Mr MGrantham
  • Huge thanks to you, Mark and the whole team for such a wonderful job - great expertise and support!

    Mr HNewark

Compatibility & Suitability

Biomass – wood pellet Biomass – wood chip Air Source Heat Pump Ground Source Heat Pump Solar PV Solar Thermal Heat Recovery Ventilation
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