Frequently Asked Questions - Solar Power


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It's simple, effective and entirely renewable which is good for the environment - and good for future generations. Please feel free to Contact Us to arrange for one of our fully qualified advisers to visit youat your home to discuss a new Solar Installation for you.Why not take a look at some of our recent Solar Installations in the Gallery.

 There are three main elements for a Solar Installation :  Solar collectors  ( either Flat Plate or Evacuated Tubes ) Take a look in the Gallery at the Solar section for some of our recent installations. 

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  • Solar cylinder ( Magatech Stainless Steel Unvented ).

The amount of solar collector area needed relates to the size of the solar cylinder.The size of cylinder required is dependent on: the number of people in the household. the amount of hot water required daily for baths, showers etc. the number of collectors may also depend on available roof space.  Typically, a home with a family of four will need two solar flat plate collector panels or a thirty evacuated tube collector. Why not Contact Us to arrange for a free site visit by one of our fully qualified advisorsand see if we can start helping you to Save Money and help Reduce your Carbon Footprint. 

During the summer months, it can generate as much as 100% of the domestic hot water required for an average household.In the winter, as much as 30% can be generated, with the remainder being provided either by a conventional boiler or electric immersion heater.On average, it will generate around 60-70% of the annual domestic hot water requirement.**  ( ** Variable saving dependent upon type of solar system used, location and usage patterns ) So why not let us help you to Save Money and Reduce your Carbon Footprint and Contact Us to arrange a free site visit today.

The solar collectors are mounted on the roof and absorb the heat from the sun's rays, transferring the heat to a fluid.The fluid is circulated from the panels through to a special solar coil in the base of the hot water cylinder.The heat is transferred to the stored water and then returns to the collectors to be re-heated and continue the process.

 1   The solar collectors should not be shaded during daylight hours.+

 2   You should ensure the solar collectors are preferably southerly facing and angled.

 3  Where roofs are positioned east to west, solar collectors should be installed on each side to ensure that they benefit from the position of the sun throughout the day.

 4  The roof structure needs to be suitable to install solar collectors.

 5   That your property will receive a higher rated Energy Performance Certificate in the Government's new Home Information Packs.

 6  You'll only pay 5% VAT on your Solar Panel Installation.

Please feel free Contact Us at Dean Evans Plumbing & Heating for a free survey.   


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