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About Oakray Renewable Energy

  • Uses renewable energy from the sun to provide hot water from the home
  • Clean and highly efficient
  • Reduces use of fossil fuels
  • Savings on annual fuel bills
  • Works all year round, even on cloudy days

Solar Thermal Renewable Energy

All forms of renewable energy has a major role in helping to reduce CO2 emissions and one of the most effective ways of helping reduce our carbon footprint and save our environment is to install solar technology into our lives, our homes and even into our offices. The use and adoption of Solar Technology will help save the environment, will reduce your energy bills, will add value to your home and more importantly, unlike fossil fuel energy, it does not give off any CO emissions.

Solar Thermal is a clean, highly efficient way of using renewable energy from the sun to provide hot water for use in your home or office. Most people believe that solar panels will only work in the summer period of the year when the power of the sun is at its highest and the daylight hours are long. But, nothing could be further away from the truth.

It is true that the sun during the winter months is not as strong as it is in the summer, however free energy can still be harnessed from the sun during the winter period (October - April) and the solar energy gained in this way will considerably help in reducing your winter fuel bills simply because it is Free Energy!!

Between the months of May and September, modern solar panels can produce 100% of the energy required for heating your domestic hot water and most solar panels or collectors operate not just with and in direct sunlight, but also in diffused sunlight and they work well even on cloudy days.

Solar thermal collectors are usually, but not always, mounted on the roof of a house or office block but can be positioned away from a building, their being mounted on a purpose made frame if required. The basic principal of a solar thermal collector is very similar indeed to that of a garden hose that has been left lying on the ground, exposed to radiant heat of the sun. In a very short time, the hose and the water within it will become warm and in simplistic terms, this is how a solar thermal collector (STC) works but much more efficiently.

Solar panels are an established technology and in recent years they have been designed to absorb an even greater amount of light which has meant that panels are now much smaller in size but producing the same amount of energy as the larger ones did a number of years ago.