Solar thermal panels

Renewable energy is constantly evolving and is becoming a very popular choice within households in the UK. Solar energy is a renewable solution which is continuously growing in the UK domestic energy sector. Solar panels are now recognised as one of the most popular options when it comes to renewable solutions for domestic use.

If you are considering installing solar thermal panels, we have everything you need to know about the fastest growing renewable energy solution on the market.

Want to know how much solar panels cost? For more information on solar thermal panels or to request a free, no obligation quote, call Swale Heating on free phone on 0800 731 33 44 or complete the contact form on the right-hand side.

Frequently asked questions

Solar thermal installations start from around £8000-£9000. Many factors can contribute to the overall price of the installation, including property size, the potential need to install a cylinder and the specifications of your chosen panels. Please note, that when installing solar thermal panels, scaffolding will need to be erected which will incur a charge.

Yes, there are five main things to consider when installing solar panels.

  • You will require an EPC certificate for your property. You can find or apply for an EPC certificate for your property online at
  • You may need planning permission to fit solar photovoltaic panels to your roof. It is worth checking at the start.
  • You will need around five square metres of roof space that faces East to West through South and receives direct sunlight for the main part of the day.
  • If you do not already have a dedicated solar cylinder, then you will usually need to replace the existing cylinder or add a dedicated cylinder with a solar heating coil.
  • Will your boiler work with solar panels? If your boiler is a combination boiler (combi boiler), and you don't currently have a hot water tank, a solar hot water system may not be compatible.

Yes, view our solar thermal panels information section here.

A source of green energy, solar energy captures heat from the sun which is then converted into heat, electricity and hot water. A sustainable option, investing in solar panels will decrease your household's CO2 emissions greatly.