The Microgeneration Certification Scheme has introduced a new standard for Solar Thermal (Solar Water) Heating. The new online calculator has been updated to comply with MIS 3004 and the CIBSE Domestic Heating Design guide for output calculations for solar heating systems.  Please see the screenshots on the right hand side for details of how the software calculates the solar panel output, water usage and wind loads for a dwelling. The software includes the following features.

Details of the actual collector installed to include:

  • the cylinder manufacturer's name, type and model numbers
  • select existing heating system
  • total aperture area
  • zero loss collector efficiency (ηo) from EN 12975 test report
  • collector heat loss coefficient (a1) from EN 12975 test report

Details of the actual hot water cylinder installed to include:

  • the manufacturer's name
  • model number
  • total volume (V)
  • volume of the dedicated solar volume (Vs)
  • surface area of solar heat exchange coil
  • surface area of any auxiliary heat exchange coils
  • maximum working pressure of each heat exchange coil
  • Example Solar Thermal Report inc RHI

QMS Compliance

The Solar Thermal calculation is integrated with the quality management system and weather reports are produced these are uploaded into the customer's QMS file.