Specialist Installer of Solar Systems in Oxford and Surrounding Counties

Call us on: 01491 836065

or email enquiries@simssolar.co.uk

Solar Thermal

Solar Thermal systems provide a clean and efficient means of supplying up to 60%1 of domestic hot water demand, depending on occupancy levels, roof orientation and final design. The benefits are most evident where the property is not on mains gas.

A Solar Thermal installation should be regarded as a supplementary heating source, not as a boiler replacement. Unlike Solar Photovoltaic systems the energy cannot be exported and storage is a limiting factor in most situations. Consequently solar thermal is typically not suitable for space heating needs.

Tax free income can be earned through the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme for hot water generated by a Solar Thermal system.


  • immediate saving through a reduction in the amount of fossil fuel bought – saving money
  • improved saving can be achieved for those not on mains gas and those with high hot water demands
  • future proofing against rising energy prices – by reducing your need to buy fossil fuel
  • reduce you carbon footprint – through lower dependency on fossil fuel
  • get paid for generating hot water through the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) Scheme – a tax free income for 20 years with all payments made over a seven year period (Under Government Consultation)
  • an income indexed to the Retail Price Index (RPI) – so the value is not eroded over time

If you are interested in having a solar thermal system installed, please contact Paul by email at paul@simssolar.co.uk, by mobile on 07717 004240 or in the office on 01491 836065 for independent advice and a free, no obligation home assessment and quotation.


1 Energy Saving Trust


“Just wanted to say thank you for such a smooth and professional installation. Throughout the process I found you knowledgeable and trustworthy.”

Mr and Mrs W