All of our hot water generation comes from combined solar hotwater systems. We always aim to have the hotwater panel installation blend in with its surroundings, for minimal visual impact, as can be seen in both photos.
80% of the year all our hotwater needs are fulfilled by the water being heated directly by the sun in the panels. For the other 20% of the year the system is fitted with a simple valve which allows us to direct the warm water from the roof panel into a tank. The water in the tank is then additionally heated using a wood-fired stove which ensures hot water all year round.