Heat your business or home
Solar Thermal Systems uses the heat from the Sun to heat up the water in your property whether that be for domestic or commercial purposes, this is achieved by the water in the panels being heated by the sun and then sent to the water storage tank.
Because the heating of the water is reliant on the sun, you want to ensure they are placed in an area that gets the optimum amount of direct sunlight throughout the day. The panels do not have to be mounted to a roof, they can also be fixed to a flat roof or wall.
It is worth taking into consideration when looking into Solar Thermal that while the panels are usually compatible with most hot water systems (Combi-boiler systems are more difficult however and you should speak to the manufacturer) you may need a cylinder that works specifically for the benefit of having Solar Thermal which may mean replacing the one you currently have, this usually is because an additional coil is needed in the cylinder to transport the water heated from the panels. Secondly you want to ensure that you have the space should you need to replace your current cylinder.