A solar thermal water heating system is the most effective renewable technology you can buy. It provides up to 70% of your annual hot water needs and cuts your carbon emissions by over 2/3 tonne a year.

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Solar photovoltaic panels generate electricity from the sun's energy. A solar PV system provides you with your own sustainable energy and you can export any electricity you don't use back to the National Grid.

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Is my house suitable for solar water heating?

Almost certainly, yes. Solar water heating is suitable for the vast majority of homes in the UK. You will need:

  • Ideally a south-facing roof – but anything between east and west will work well; in extreme cases we can install an extra collector to compensate if the aspect of your roof is not ideal.

  • Enough space to fit the panels on your roof (panels are roughly 1m by 2m, and most homes need two);

  • Space for a solar water cylinder.

The roof should ideally be at 30 and 50º to the horizontal, but there is some flexibility (36º is said to be the optimum for the UK). We can also install collectors on flat roofs using metal framework.

Unless you already have a water cylinder with a solar coil, we will need to replace your existing hot water cylinder with a new one that has an additional heat exchanger coil (this new cylinder is included in our prices). Typically the new cylinders are larger than ones we replace, and are preferably tall and thin.to

Our technical team have a wealth of practical experience and can design solar solutions for older or more difficult properties.

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Soltrac has specialised in solar technologies since 2006.
Our team of renewable energy experts installs systems that are rigorously designed to meet our customers' individual requirements. Every project, whether commercial, community or domestic, is carefully managed so we can deliver the most cost-effective, energy-saving solution.

Our technical expertise enables you to cut costs and cut carbon.
We can advise on energy efficiency and as an independent supplier, we will recommend solar products best suited to your needs. In addition we give a five-year guarantee on all our systems. Our customer-base spans Wiltshire, Hampshire, Dorset, Somerset and Bath.

We are accredited through the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) so our customers are eligible for the Government's clean energy cashback Schemes, including the Feed-In Tariff and Renewable Heat Incentive.
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Why Go Solar?
Roofs Matter

At Soltrac our professional roofing team has 25 years of experience. So we understand how important it is that roofs are both energy-efficient and aesthetically pleasing. Solar roof tiles and slates are an unobtrusive way to generate electricity without compromising architectural design. Whether re-roofing a listed building in a conservation area or fitting roofs on new-builds, this state-of-the-art technology delivers sustainability with style.
The Green Deal

Energy efficiency is a challenge facing us all: whether at home, in business or in community buildings. Government incentives are raising this high on the national agenda.

At Soltrac we are gearing up for the Green Deal. As part of this programme our expert energy assessors can provide Energy Performance Certificates for both domestic and commercial properties.