At Paddy Murray Plumbing and Heating, we only install Firebird CVSKC-10 Vacuum Tube Collectors. They are amongst the most efficient solar collector designs, due to the CPC reflector aluminium plates behind the tubes. It reflects solar radiation back onto the absorber. The CVSKC – 10 Collector offers optimum performance in terms of the installation footprint. 10 tubes have an aperture area of 1.6 metres with a height of only 1.64 metres and will fit the most restricted roof spaces. These panels are unrivalled and have a proven track record of delivering large quantities of hot water.
The benefits of using solar energy for hot water heating are immense. For one, the energy source comes for free and research shows that solar hot water heating systems can deliver up to 70% of the hot water requirements for an average household. Investing in solar energy is an investment in the future of the environment and should also add to the resale value of your property. By using solar energy to heat domestic hot water, you will be helping to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels while at the same time improving the energy efficiency, and potentially the value of your home. In particular, solar energy scores positively with the new BER- Building Efficiency Rating scheme.