Solar Thermal Energy
The heat source that clients are always keen to hear about first is solar. But solar energy is not always readily available. Therefore, it can only be used to make a contribution towards heating. Here at Oasis we see solar thermal energy as most beneficial as follows:
- Primarily, for domestic hot water (DHW) production, where solar thermal energy can make a significant contribution towards a household’s needs.
- Secondly, it can make a reasonable contribution towards the heating of a swimming pool, though only to extend the swimming season. In winter the smaller number of daylight hours combined with lower temperatures renders it nonviable.
- Thirdly, it can be used to contribute towards space heating, but importantly only in low temperature emitter installations, such as underfloor heating, low temperature radiators and fan-coils.