Solar panel heating is one of the most efficient renewable energy technologies available and requires minimal maintenance. For optimal performance the panels need to be fitted on a southeast to southwest facing roof to ensure as much sunlight is received as possible.
There are currently two types of solar panels available:
1) Hot Water Solar Panels
As the name suggests these panels use the sun’s energy to heat water in the panels then feed it to a hot water storage device. This water is then available to heat your property and provide hot water as required.
2) Photovoltaic Solar Panels
These panels convert solar energy into electricity. They cost more to install but can be connected to the National Grid allowing you to sell any surplus energy.
There are also a number of solar gadgets available including garden lights and battery chargers.
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