Solar Thermal

(Residential and Commercial)

***Bucks county Clean Energy is now certified to do commercial Installation***

Question: What is and how does solar thermal work?

         Power plants often use fossil fuels as a heat source to boil water. The steam from the boiling water then rotates a large turbine, activating a generator that produces electricity. Solar-thermal concentrating systems use sunlight as the heat source, eliminating the need for fossil fuels. There are three types of solar-thermal concentrating systems- parabolic troughs, parabolic dishes, and central receivers. Parabolic troughs, are primarily used for industrial purposes, they are curved reflectors that focus sunlight into a line receiver in which fluid is heated. Parabolic dishes, are also used in industrial applications, they are bowl-shaped reflectors that focus sunlight into a small receiver through which passes a heat-transfer fluid. Central receivers, which have traditionally dominated the U.S. are sun-tracking mirrors that focus sunlight into one large receiver.

       Bucks County Clean Energy has done a lot of its studies and seminars focusing on solar thermal. On the early stage's of our research we were very astonished at the improvement and advances in the past several years. Each Seminar that we arrive at we are blown away by the technology now used. BCCE are fully certified with Solar thermal, and would like to answer any questions you have regarding these products. Feel free to contact us during business hours.

     ***Please see the links above to view more pictures of solar thermal products on buildings and locations. ***