The Solar Trade Association has called on the UK Govt to include solar thermal heating in to the Renewable Heat Initiative. Solar thermal power can be a key technology for tackling fuel poverty, especially when fitted to high-density social housing. Solar thermal can be an attractive technology for under-priviledged households as it uses the sun as a free energy source to heat hot water. That hot water can then either be stored in a hot water tank or fed into an existing combi-boiler, thereby minimising the plumbing work required in installation.
Scottish Energy News 22nd Jan 2016 read more »