Velux Company has received the Energy and Carbon Saving award for its solar hot water system.
The Velux solar hot water system combines its roof products with energy produced by the sun to create a water heating system suitable for old as well as new homes.
The Velux hot water system takes advantage of the sun's energy to provide up to 70% of a home's hot water requirements. This has a big impact on fuel bills as well as benefiting the environment.
The system has been recognised by the Construction Products association (CAP) in its annual achievement awards, which recognises the contributions products and companies have made to deliver sustainable construction and energy savings.
Hot water from a window company like Velux does not sound strange when you know the hot water is powered by solar collectors made to fit into a roof like windows.
The firm has more than 50 years' experience of roof integration and developed solar collectors that would fit easily, quickly and efficiently and integrate into a roof. The result is a flush, sleek finish with the collector looking like a part of the building design, not an add-on.
Kevin Brennan, national housing manager for Velux said 'our complete solar hot water system provides a complete package and has been developed in response to global climate issues and strong consumer demand.
'It is a complete system that is easily integrated into good house design, conforming with the latest government renewable energy initiatives'.