Faced with an increasing expectation to become more actively sustainable, as well as mitigating rising energy costs, commercial organisations need to give greater consideration to the integration of a solar thermal heating system as part of their premises. Not only a proven and extremely reliable technology, solar thermal offers a clear path to reducing CO₂ emissions.
From offices, to healthcare, hospitality, schools and leisure, if, as a business, you are using large amounts of hot water, then solar thermal is potentially an ideal technology, particularly if an application is for a new build project.
Additionally, solar thermal lends itself to working in conjunction with other conventional heating and renewable technologies. This is critical, as a solar thermal system alone, typically would not be able to generate a business’s total energy requirements to meet the year round demands for domestic hot water (DHW). Correctly designed and sized, the solar thermal system can generate a substantial proportion of the hot water requirements, enough to reduce reliance on the gas boiler, especially during summer months. This alone can result in considerable savings in the overall energy overheads of the business.