A solar assisted heat pump heats water by absorbing heat from direct sunlight and from the air. The hot water is then stored in a hot water cylinder, ready for when you need it. Solar assisted heat pumps can also work without direct sunlight.
A solar assisted heat pump will reduce your hot water heating’s carbon emissions. This is because heat pump technology transfers energy from outside to heat your water. It uses electricity to do this, but it delivers more heat energy to your hot water than electrical energy it uses.
You’re more likely to recover the costs of installing a solar assisted heat pump if your household uses a lot of hot water or pays higher energy costs for heating water (for example, if you use an electric immersion heater). This is because you’ll see more savings on your energy bills.