SOLHO informs

In this section in “FAQ” format we explore technical issues to be simplified and explored on solar energy.

Solar thermal is a technology that allows you to capture solar energy and transform it directly into thermal energy. This can be used to produce heat, cool, power industrial processes, or heat water or residential environments.

Our system is called SPRHOUT (Solar PoweRed Heating&cooling UniT) and is a system that transforms the sun’s energy into heating (hot water up to 95°C) and cooling (cold water up to a minimum of 7°C) according to your needs .

Solar thermal systems have access to the following incentives:

  • For residential use: 110% bonus (up to 110% of the costs incurred) and thermal account 2.0 (up to 65% of the costs incurred);
  • For industrial use: thermal account 2.0 (up to 65% of the costs incurred) and fund for energy efficiency.

We offer the incentive acquisition service for our customers.

A solar thermal system uses solar collectors to generate heat by heating a heat transfer fluid, usually water, while a photovoltaic system transforms the sun’s energy into electricity.

When it comes to the circular economy, solar thermal is an excellent solution. Solar collectors are almost 100% recyclable without the need for special recycling processes.

The collectors are in fact mainly composed of copper and aluminum which, unlike the materials used for a photovoltaic panel, are abundant and easy to find. In addition, the energy return of a solar collector is 1 year, i.e. in one year the solar collector generates all the energy that was used to produce it.

Unlike photovoltaics, the solar thermal industry is 100% European. The solar collectors are all produced in Europe, with a secure supply chain and not dependent on shipping costs.

Solar thermal technology had its first strong development in the 70s and 80s following the crisis linked to the cost of oil. In the first decade of the 21st century, several solar thermal systems have been built in Northern Europe mainly in Denmark, to generate heat for residential district heating networks. In the last 5 years, solar thermal technology has been gaining ground again in Europe, given the push, through incentives, towards a decarbonisation of the residential and industrial sectors. A push linked on the one hand to the acceptance of the man-made causes of climate change and on the other to the political crisis with Russia, which has caused an energy crisis.

With our solar thermal energy solutions we are able to guarantee high savings compared to current spending and a low environmental impact.