Solar thermal systems for hot water heating are the simplest and most cost effective way to meet both the “Merton Rule” (10% renewables on developments of more than 10 dwellings or 1000m2 commercial space) and Level 3 of the Code for Sustainable Homes, as well as being easy to retrofit as part of any sustainable refurbishment.

The presentation covers standard solar thermal systems, drainback systems, flat plate collectors vs. evacuated tubes, design issues and payback, and ensures that designers can specify the most efficient and safest system for any situation. As solar thermal for space heating is possible (just) in the UK, the workshop will also briefly cover the pros and cons of this use of solar energy, and how best to implement it.

Solar Thermal