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The term ‘solar panel’ is often used interchangeably to describe the panels that generate electricity and those that generate hot water.

  • Solar panels that produce hot water are known as solar thermal collectors or solar hot water collectors.
  • Solar panels that produce electricity are known as solar photovoltaic (PV) modules. These panels generate DC electricity when exposed to light.

Do you know that homeowners in Ireland are entitled to a grant towards the cost of a solar thermal system?

A solar thermal system can help you to:

  • Reduce your hot water bills
  • Increase your home comfort levels
  • Support the climate by reducing your own greenhouse gas emissions

A solar water heater produces hot water by transforming sunlight into heat through its solar collector. The best way for most households to harness solar energy will be to use it for domestic hot water requirements such as washing, showering, etc. Energy from the solar collector is transferred to the domestic hot water cylinder in the hot press using connecting pipes which carry a solar fluid. A control system ensures the regulation and safety of the every part of the equipment. Simple, efficient and reliable!

Useful information for homeowners on what to expect when investing in solar thermal collectors can be found in our homeowner’s guide to solar thermal:

Download the Homeowners Guide to Solar Thermal for Hot Water

Improve your energy costs with cleaner greener solar panels

TAF Heating & Plumbing is dedicated to providing your renewable energy and solar panel options in homes across Dublin. Contact us to learn more. 

Please feel free to contact TAF Plumbing for some comprehensive and professional advice.