Velux launches a solar hot water system that provides up to 70% of homes’ hot water requirements

Velux has launched a solar hot water system. The company, which is known for its rooflights but also markets itself as a ‘daylight engineer’, says the system could provide up to 70% of homes’ hot water requirements.

The system comes in a single package and comprises solar collectors, a solar hot water tank, flexible flow and return pipes, underfelt sealing collars and safety mixer valves. Velux says its experience in integrating windows on roofs has enabled it to reduce the amount of roofing material necessary to solar collectors. The hot water tank is guaranteed for 10 years from the date of manufacture and the solar collectors and flashings are guaranteed to comply with the standard home warranty of 10 years.