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Some common words related to Domestic Hot Water solar systems in the UK

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Aperture
DHW solar
pV solar
Solar collector
Twin coil hot water cylinder

Aperture

The area of the solar collector that collects the sun's energy. The solar panel will be larger than its Aperture to allow for a frame to mount it to the roof, pipe connections etc.

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DWH solar

Domestic Water Heating solar (or DHW solar) is where the sun's energy is captured solely to heat hot water. DHW solar systems tend to be cheaper than pV solar systems and often give a better return on investment.

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pV solar

photoVoltaic solar (or pV solar) is a flexible system for turning the sun's energy into electricity. This power can be used for heating, lighting, running appliances, or may even be sold back to your electricity company. Unfortunately pV solar systems are still relatively expensive.

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Solar collector

Another term for a solar panel

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Twin coil hot water cylinder

A hot water cylinder with two coils - one which is connected to your existing boiler and the other to the DHW solar system so both can heat up your hot water. Even on days where the sun is weak the solar panel saves energy by pre-heating the water and saving your boiler work.

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