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Email: steve@oxfordsolarheat.com

How does Solar Thermal work?

A Solar Thermal System is made up of solar collectors, a pump station, a twin coil cylinder, a solar controller and a boiler.

1. Solar Panels are located on the roof of the property which collect solar radiation, heating the solar fluid contained inside.

2. When the fluid has reached the desired temperature, the pump station will begin to circulate the hot fluid down into the twin coil cylinder.

3. The hot fluid then enters the twin coil cylinder via the bottom of the coil and heats the water held inside. A sensor within the cylinder monitors the temperature of the water as it increases. The hot water is then ready for use within the home.

4. If the water within the cylinder doesn't reach 60C, or the set temperature, the boiler will fire up to supplement the system.