Solar thermal FAQ's
Solar PV is a renewable energy technology that uses the power of the sun to generate electricity. Solar thermal is a technology that uses the power of the sun to heat water for your home.
If you have an east /west split roof, you can still use solar thermal but we would recommend that you install a separate collector/panel on each side of the roof. although this will obviously increase the cost.
Although solar thermal systems are unlikely to be heavy enough to cause structural problems, if you think that your roof maybe in a poor condition we would highly recommend that you undertake a structural survey before proceeding with your installation (we can arrange this if needed).
Using solar thermal panels on the roof of a single dwelling house is usually considered to be within 'permitted development rights' under planning law, so there is usually no need to apply for planning permission.