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How effective are solar panels in the UK?
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Solar panels can supply over half your hot water, saving 50-60% of your annual water heating bill.

The panels are most effective between the months of May and September and work even on a cloudy day. The best position for the panels is facing south (within 30 degrees in either direction) and a roof slope of between 25 and 70 degrees. Having said this, panels pointing within 70 degrees of south on a roof slope of between 10 and 90 degrees can still achieve 90% efficiency. See a graph of the average amounts of hot water that can be provided by solar panels

Solar panels can be used with existing heating systems, or for best results, matched components such as a dual-mode hot water cylinder and system controller can be purchased from Click On Solar.

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