How to…install Remeha's Sola system
This summer, Tom Miller, owner of Failsafe Heating Ltd, installed a Remeha Sola flat plate solar thermal system onto the roof of his house. Tom was keen to diversify into the renewable heating sector to put his company at the forefront of modern technology.
By installing the Remeha Sola on his own roof, he was able not only to reduce his own carbon footprint but to offer his customers firsthand experience of how efficiently and effectively the system works.
The Remeha Sola is MCS accredited, making it eligible for RHI tariff payments. This installation was logged as Tom’s accreditation job in his successful application for MCS accreditation.
Tom begins by fixing the solar panels onto the roof. Remeha Sola offers a choice of portrait or landscape panels in different sizes and quantities. Tom starts by attaching the roof brackets to the roof timber.
With the tiles reinstated and the rails fixed, Tom turns his attention to fitting and correctly securing the solar panels.
Tom then installs the pipework and insulation.
The weather flashing tile is next to be installed. Tom found the installation as straightforward as the manufacturer had claimed with simple fittings and fixtures.
Tom fits the system. The standards demanded by the MCS are high but then so are Tom’s.
Time to flush the solar circuit.
Running, testing and commissioning. This is where the skill is involved, checking the flow rates and the temperature, that everything is operating as it is designed to.