Commercial Solar Thermal Installations
For buildings that have a high hot water demand, a well designed solar thermal system can provide 50-70% of the building's needs.
Essentially a larger scale solar thermal system is the same as what would be put on a house. The principle of how it works is the same but it will be made up of heavy duty components.
To design a solar thermal system for a larger commercial property we just need to know the amount of heat required in 25 hours (heat load). With this information we can work out the number of panels needed, and also the size of the water storage tank.
System designs can vary, most are quite simple systems which just require a larger tank and panels. These systems can be easily integrated into the building's existing water system with the minimum of disruption.
Renewable Heat Incentive
A major attraction for business customers is the availability of cash-back aid under the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme. This scheme provides a payment for each kW of heat produced.
Heat is measured by a heat meter installed as part of the total system. For more information, click here >
Is my business suitable?
With the introduction of the RHI scheme, we anticipate increased demand from all business sectors, but particularly those with a high hot water requirement in the spring/summer/autumn months. These could include golf clubs, campsites, leisure parks, cafes, restaurants etc.