Solar Thermal could be the energy solution you're looking for, read on...
What is Solar Thermal?
Using the suns rays the system heats water in a cylinder to provide hot water at your taps all year round.
There is a collector on the roof which captures the heat and then that is transferred to a hot water tank which will store it until you need it. Although very efficient you will still need to boost your water by a boiler or immersion heater to provide all your needs through winter and for radiators. You can in fact design a system to provide all your hot water but it wont be very cost effective.
- Sunlight is free so after installation any hot water it provides is also free.
- As sunlight is heating your water your gas/electricity/oil bill will go down as its not being used as much.
- For every KW of heat you generate from the sun is a KW you haven’t had to burn anything for so your Carbon footprint will go down as you save Kg’s of CO2.