This breakthrough comes from using indirect atmospheric heat alongside heat from direct sunshine.
A different perspective
If you want to see for yourself, how a heat pump works, then just put your finger over the hole of a cycle tyre pump. Make your finger create a seal and push down the plunger. Voila!
The metallic screw thread on the cycle pump will feel hot.
Heat pumps indirectly use solar energy via atmospheric heat, and thermodynamic solar panels harness additional solar power directly from sunshine.
The black absorption solar panels enhance the effects of the compression process, and thus, a hybrid was born.
Questions about thermodynamic solar panels
Do I need planning permission?
No planning permission required, in most domestic cases.
Do thermodynamics work in the UK climate?
Because the system doesn't need direct sunlight, it works better than more traditional methods. Thermodynamic solar panels now developed for night and day use in the UK.
How does this work?
- The fluid has boiling temperatures of -25 Degrees Celsius that's raised by the panel.
- The compressor raises temperatures even further and circulates the fluid.
- Heat is provided to use for central heating or hot water.
How much will a system cost?
The cost of a system depends on several factors but usually based on tank sizes, heat for central heating or hot water only. We only recommend PV
Can I install thermodynamic solar panels myself?
In most cases, No. However, if accredited with a Part P electrical qualification, then it may be possible to install in a DIY capacity.
An accredited MCS installer must commission all installations.
What water temperatures can I expect?
The operating temperature is 55° Celcius, which is suitable for all washing and bathing needs. However, an anti-legionella system activates to raise the temperature to 70° Celsius.
Why update my hot water tank?
Older 'copper' hot water tanks run exceptionally inefficiently, especially after many years of use. Limescale will reduce performance even further.
When installing a solar heating system, it's essential to establish a modern more efficient tank to get the most out of your system.
How is central heating possible?
Yes, if you decide to install a system set-up for central heating with the correct amount of panels. A full conversion from your old system including many thermodynamic solar panels is required.
It'll be working side-by-side with your conventional boiler still with a secondary coil in an updated hot water tank.
How long will it take to install?
Only a few hours in most cases.
How long do solar heating panels last?
A system will easily last twenty-five years.
Thermodynamics or traditional solar panels?
The wonder of this type of thermodynamic panels is you don't need a southerly facing roof space. These unobtrusive panels can also be wall mounted, thus allowing many homes to adopt that aren't suitable for traditional type solar panels. Check suitability