New solar panel that also heats homes being developed — to remove need for boilers

Solar panels on a CGI house
Imperial College London researchers have developed a proposal for a solar panel that can be used to heat homes (Image credit: Getty Images)

Scientists from Imperial College London are working on a form of solar energy that can also provide heating to houses.

The innovative solar panel technology demonstrates how the system can be used to reduce heating bills, lower CO2 emissions and reduce pressure on the electricity grid.

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News Editor Joseph has previously written for Today’s Media and Chambers & Partners, focusing on news for conveyancers and industry professionals.  Joseph has just started his own self build project, building his own home on his family’s farm with planning permission for a timber frame, three-bedroom house in a one-acre field. The foundation work has already begun and he hopes to have the home built in the next year. Prior to this he renovated his family's home as well as doing several DIY projects, including installing a shower, building sheds, and livestock fences and shelters for the farm’s animals. Outside of homebuilding, Joseph loves rugby and has written for Rugby World, the world’s largest rugby magazine.