Solar Thermal Systems

Envirosol Solar Thermal Systems

Envirosol Solar Thermal Systems

Solar thermal systems work on the basis of transforming solar irradiation into heat (solar gain) which is used to provide free hot water or space heating. As solar irradiation is absorbed from both direct sunlight (40%) and diffuse sunlight (60%), a solar thermal system is perfectly suited to the British climate as it will produce energy, even on cloudy and cold days.

An Envirosol Solar thermal system is capable of providing up to 60% of a properties annual domestic hot water requirements and is the easiest renewable technology to integrate with an existing heating system. Creating this type of hybrid heating system allows the solar thermal system to work independently if there is sufficient solar gain, but then has the flexibility to work in conjunction with another heat source when solar gain is reduced.

Features & Benefits

  • Cost-effective water heating option – provides a good return on investment
  • Reduces energy bills
  • Can provide up to 60% of domestic hot water annually
  • Idea for the UK climate – absorbs solar gain even on cloudy days
  • Eligible for domestic RHI payments
  • Zero emissions renewable heating solution – reduces carbon footprint
  • The easiest renewable technology to integrate with an existing heating system
  • Hybrid options available with Firebird boilers & Air Source Heat Pumps
  • Low maintenance
  • Suitable for new build and renovation projects
  • Established renewable technology
  • 5-year warranty (terms & conditions apply)
  • MCS approved

Envirosol Collector Options

Envirosol Collector Options

Envirosol solar thermal systems are available with flat panel or heat pipe collectors and offer a number of in-roof and on-roof fixing options for both pitched and flat roofs. The MCS approved range not only provides a low maintenance option to reduce energy bills, but additionally allows the homeowner to take advantage of the Governments’ domestic Renewable Heat Incentive payments.

Envirosol Flat Panel Collectors

Envirosol Flat Panel Collectors

Firebird’s Envirosol™ CPK7210-N Flat Panel Collector is one of the most efficient collectors in the world, with an optical efficiency of 81.8%. One of the unique features of the Envirosol™ CPK7210-N is that the collector base is extruded from a single aluminium sheet thus removing the need for welds, joints or gluing at the corners.

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Envirosol Heat Pipe Collectors

Envirosol Heat Pipe Collectors

The Envirosol™ TZ58-1800 Heat Pipe Solar Collectors offer an optimum performance to price ratio. The tubes are highly efficient due to a round shaped absorber design so that they capture the solar energy throughout the day.

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Renewable Heat Incentive

Renewable Heat Incentive

The domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme was set up by the UK Government in 2014 to help meet planned CO2 reduction targets by encouraging the uptake of renewable heat technologies.

Following recent changes to this scheme, homeowners installing a solar thermal system are now eligible to receive increased tariffs of 20.66p/kWh, paid quarterly over a seven year period (provided the system is installed by an MCS accredited installer). To further encourage the uptake of renewable technologies a VAT rate of 0% for new build applications and 5% for retrofit also exists.

For further information on the Renewable Heat Incentive please contact Firebird Products Ltd or visit www.ofgem.gov.uk.