Solar thermal is an older technology than photovoltaic panels, and while the latter has seen huge growth in recent years – in no small part thanks to the now-finished Feed-In Tariff (FiT) – there’s still a place at the table for solar thermal panels, depending on your property's needs. 

Solar thermal is specifically used for creating hot water for your home, and is particularly efficient at converting sunlight into energy. 

Interest in solar thermal technology has had a boost in recent times. This type of solar panel qualifies for the Green Homes Grant as a primary measure, allowing you to claim vouchers against the cost on installation of up to £5,000.