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The Benefits of Using Thermal Solar Powered Hot Water Systems

solar collector for high water temperature

Any home or business needs a reliable, efficient hot water system that can be used all year round. Solar power is becoming more and more affordable, and it’s also a great way to reduce your energy costs while being kinder to the environment at the same time. If you’re considering using solar power as part of your hot water set-up, there are various benefits of using thermal solar powered hot water systems that might interest you. Let’s take a look…

It’s Environmentally Friendly

Throughout the world, millions of gallons of water are wasted every day while people wait for their hot water. It’s estimated that the average household wastes up to 100 gallons of water a day waiting for the water to get warm enough. This is why thermal solar powered hot water is such a great option, the water is stored hot, so unlike when you use a combi boiler (the most commonly used today) and have to wait for the water to be warm enough, it is there ready and waiting to be used. This means you won’t be wasting any water at all, which is great for the environment.

You’ll Reduce Your Energy Costs

There are many different solar powered hot water systems available, but thermal solar powered hot water systems are by far the most efficient. Traditional solar hot water systems require a significant amount of energy to heat up water, and it can take a long time to get the water temperature up to a desirable level. This can be a problem when most households are using water to shower, clean dishes, and do laundry, especially when people are using hot water at the same time. 

On the other hand, thermal solar powered hot water systems can heat up water to a suitable temperature in as little as 45 minutes. Because thermal solar powered hot water systems use a lot less energy than traditional solar powered systems, your energy costs will be much lower, which is a big benefit.

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It Doesn’t Require a Lot of Space

Thermal solar powered hot water systems aren’t like solar photovoltaic panels that attach to your roof and provide electricity. Instead, they are solar collectors that heat the water that is stored within them, or by a series of heat exchangers. They can be ground mounted or placed on your roof.

This means that they are very low maintenance and will last for many years. Your solar hot water system will need to be overhauled once a year to maintain its effectiveness, but this solar thermal system has the ability to deliver ambient heat through absorption to your hot water cylinder. However, the level of hot water provided will depend on its ability to stay leak free and it has to be well insulated.

Thermal Solar Powered Hot Water is Very Effective

As we mentioned earlier, thermal solar powered hot water systems use different components than traditional electric solar powered hot water systems to heat water. These components are highly effective at heating water, unlike the panels used in other solar powered systems, meaning you’ll get hot water faster and better. 

DragonsBreathSolar systems can reduce electricity bills by up to 60% over a year. Their high efficiency system, uses solar radiation (the ultraviolet rays) to heat up water using roof or floor mounted collectors. These contain glycol anti freeze fluid, which can be heated to temperatures of more than 120°. These then feed into a twin coiled cylinder by a rotary pumping station controlled by the heat in the cylinder. These thermal heating systems use controllers to understand the circulation temperatures of the system, opening and closing circuits to prevent over and under heating of the cylinder.  Expansion vessels are also used to prevent pressure build ups, something that has to be built into any thermal hot water system.

All very impressive and what’s more it works and can save any householder a lot of money, this being especially the case now that energy prices have risen so steeply over recent months.


Solar powered hot water systems are a great option if you’re looking for a way to reduce your energy costs and also save money on your water bill. Thermal solar powered hot water systems are one of the most efficient ways to provide hot water on the market today.

For more information see https://www.dragonsbreathsolar.co.uk/product-category/solar-heating-components/