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pv Solar & DHW solar - What's the difference?
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photoVoltaic (pV) solar panels convert the sun's energy into electricity while Domestic Hot Water (DHW) solar panels provide a cheap source of hot water heating.

Of course, pV solar panels are more flexible as you can use the power generated by the panels for heating or powering household appliances, or can even sell power back to your electricity company! However, DHW solar systems are around a third of the price of pV technology. It can take around 25 years to recoup the cost of a pV system and their lifetime may not be much more than this. By concentrating on providing hot water, either for use around the house or for swimming pools, DHW solar can provide savings on your hot water heating bills for many years to come.

Click On Solar recommends DHW solar as this is a viable system in the UK with relatively short-term payback.

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