What is the difference between ‘Photo Voltaic’ Solar panels and ‘Solar Thermal Collector’ panels?

by Admin on August 13, 2012

Very briefly – ‘Photo Voltaic’ systems generate electricity from light from the Sun.

‘Solar Termal Collector’ systems are used to heat water collected from the heat of the Sun. Both systems are to be found installed on South facing rooftops and can be a useful supply of energy to the home.

For a full report of the different designs available together with diagrams and photos of how these systems work, please visit the Wikipedia page.

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