Frequently asked questions
The thermal solar panels use solar radiation to produce energy which can be used to produce hot water, control swimming pool temperatures or central heating.
- Thermal solar energy uses space more efficiently than photovoltaic energy.
- The panels are smaller and have an average efficiency of over 70% compared to the 10-25% produced with photovoltaic.
- It can generate hot water, control swimming pool temperature or central heating. It does not generate electricity.
- It is not subject to special taxes.
No, it doesn’t. THERMOSLATE is a thermal solar panel not photovoltaic. It generates energy to produce hot water, control swimming pool temperature or central heating.
THERMOSLATE panels can be installed on sloping or flat roofs as well as façades. The panels are always hidden and perfectly integrated with the natural slate.
Yes. This is done by replacing part of the existing slate with the THERMOSLATE panels. However, to obtain a complete integration, we recommend you use CUPA PIZARRAS slate from the same quarry, format and thickness as the ones used for the panels. It should be installed with the exact same overlap between each piece.
THERMOSLATE panels should be installed by the slate roofer in charge of the project and a plumber will need to carry out a water tightness test to ensure the installation is working properly.
No, THERMOSLATE can only be installed with CUPA PIZARRAS slate and cannot be installed using any other materials.
No, THERMOSLATE is only produced in a rectangular format. The following formations do not allow a complete integration or water tightness; Pico Pala, Redonda, Rombo, Granel, Media Luna and Shuppen.