If you are wondering if you can use your solar PV for heating water you would be right.
Solar PV water heating is a great use of surplus energy from your solar panels. Sunamp UniQ heat batteries help you achieve this. It uses the surplus energy created by the solar panels to charge its phase change material. This stored heat energy is then released on demand to provide beautiful clean hot water throughout your home. Sunamp UniQ offers great flexibility allowing you to combine the power from your solar PV with other energy sources allowing you to create the best system for you.
Option 1 – Solar PV & Mains Electricity
This option takes the surplus energy from your solar PV panels to charge the Sunamp UniQ, it also has an electrical element connected to the mains electric feed that you can charge from. Pair this option with a Smart Off-Peak tariff and you can really minimise your water heating costs
Option 2 – Solar PV & Other Heat Sources
Again use any energy produced by your solar panels to charge the Sunamp unit. Then when the sun doesn’t shine your other heat sources such as the boiler or high temperature heat pump can take over. Combining these heat sources means your Sunamp UniQ is always charged and ready to deliver fresh hot water on demand throughout your home.
Super compact Sunamp UniQ maximises available storage space.
Solar PV Water Heating With Sunamp Advantages
Save Money & Carbon
Lowering Carbon use & saving money by using surplus electric from solar PV.
Because there is no stored water in the Sunamp UniQ there is no need for a big tank associated with traditional direct hot water cylinders. The UniQ is up to 4 times smaller than equivalent direct hot water cylinders. Customers love the compactness of the Sunamp when replacing their old system as it allows them to regain a cupboard that previously housed the direct hot water cylinder.
The Sunamp UniQ is uses non-toxic materials so you can rest easy. Also because they have taken away the storage element of direct water heating it means there is no risk of Legionella. Just clean fresh hot water throughout your home.
With no moving parts and no stored water, the UniQ requires no scheduled servicing so no additional costs to you.
The Sunamp UniQ heats mains water as it runs through the unit which means your hot water is delivered at mains pressure.
On Demand Hot Water
No waiting for a water tank to heat up. The Sunamp UniQ delivers your hot water on demand throughout your home.
Range Of Sizes
The Sunamp UniQ comes in 4 sizes so we can tailor a solution to suit you. You can also combine the units and set up a modular system great for commercial water heating projects.
A+ ErP Rating
Super efficient combining solar PV with Sunamp UniQ can achieve up to an A+ ErP rating.
How Sunamp & Solar PV Water Heating Works Using Other Renewable Energy Sources
Solar PV water heating is a great sustainable solution to water heating and Sunamp helps you achieve this.
The Sunamp UniQ takes surplus electricity created by your solar PV to charge the phase change material inside the unit. This heat energy is stored. When you require hot water the unit simply runs mains water through the unit to heat and this is then delivered quickly and quietly throughout the house for your bath, shower and taps.
Other heat sources such as your boiler or high temperature heat pump can also be used as a failsafe to ensure the Sunamp is always charged and ready to delivery mains pressure hot water on demand throughout your home.
Solar PV Water Heating In Action
Reducing carbon emissions and saving money on water heating is a hot topic and with lots of councils and housing associations looking to achieve ‘green targets’ Solar PV water heating is of much interest. East Lothian Housing Association installed Sunamp heat batteries in their housing stock to help their tenants make maximum used of their solar PV panels. Saving them money on running costs and providing hot water even when there is a power cut. Great in a rural community. You can find out more about the joint innovative energy renewables initiative in this article from Scottish housing news.