Author - Harry

August 2017

Oxford University – Student Accommodation

This project was located in a very sensitive planning area, so this very modern building had to blend in with the surrounding historic buildings. The solar water heating was carefully designed not to be visible from any public right of way which meant the panels had to be mounted at an angle of 15 degrees. The student accommodation was our first experience working with Briggs and Forester and we built a very good relationship with them early in this project. This [...]

CVC Instalaciones Solares

The Family Asset Protection Program continues to deliver across Chile. CVC Instalaciones Solares working closely with communities to install Thermosiphon solar water heating systems, bringing Free hot water to many excited families. Recent neighborhoods: – 32 installations in Cerrillos, Santiago. – 20 in Villa Magister, Maipu, Chile on stage 1.  and now stage 2. with 21 more systems.

May 2017

Desalination – Vacuum Technology

   Reference System for Solar Thermal Sea Water Desalination located in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman The Multi-Effect-Humidification (MEH) method for thermal distillation was developed at ZAE Bayern in close co-operation with T.A.S. GmbH of Munich. Investigations on components in the last years have finally resulted in a system which is designed for 24 hours per day continuous operation. The predicted daily production is up to 800 liters distilled water out of 40 m2 TS 400 evacuated flat plate collectors. The night is [...]

April 2017

Norfolk & Suffolk (NHS) Hospital

Julian Hospital, Dementia Care Academy. Helping dementia care hospital reach BREEAM Excellence with Solar Water Heating Project Details A flagship project with a considerable demand for hot water to satisfy the wards, shared clinical areas, administration and training rooms. The integration of renewable technologies (Hot Solar Water) with fossil-fuelled water heaters and boilers. Other carbon-saving features included a green roof, ground source heat pump and lighting controls NHS trusts are looking closely at their provision for handling the increasingly prevalent condition of Dementia. The Norfolk [...]

March 2017

Cape Horn – Extreme Cold in the Southern Hemisphere

What is the furthest South that solar thermal panels have been installed? Who installed them? Does it surprise you that close to Tierra Del Fuego and Cape Horn on Lennox Island there are Solar Thermal Panels – the same panels that have been fitted in Germany, England, the United Kingdom, the USA and in the Sahara Desert? When, in 1833, Charles Darwin sailed in HMS Beagle he sailed around the southern tip of South America between Tierra de Fuego and an island called Lennox Island. The [...]

Chile – Family Assets Protection Program

CVC Instalaciones Solares have been working with FAPP (Family Assets Protection Programme) for a number of years. Helping deliver Solar Water Heating Energy Savings Free across a number of Regions in Chile. CVC have 10 Teams across 5 Regions actively working with communities to deliver the highest quality solutions from there European Partner.Government led benefit program through a direct subsidy to the householder. There is no payback, householders just receive the benefit “For FREE”. The program is registered in 9 Regions, [...]

February 2017

Nairobi Kenya – Thermosiphon

Hot Solar Water have been working actively in Kenya in the Housing Sector. Helping provide Solar Water Heating Energy Savings. Engaging with communities to deliver the highest quality solutions from Europe’s Leading Solar Panel Manufacturer. In Kenya the average salary / income per family is approx…. KES 6,498($ 80) a month. The average Family spends around KES 1,000($ 10) a month on electricity bills. Since installing the solar water heating system there has been a saving of KES 700($ 7) which [...]

Algarve – Kill your Swimming Pool Energy Bills

Algarve villa solar water survey Santa Bárbara de Nexe In the coming months we will be be installing a solar swimming pool system to reduce the electricity bills. Current actual spend (2016) 750 euros/month during the summer months and 400 euros/month during the winter months. The hot tub will be heated by solar thermal panels as will the swimming pool. A major contributor to the electricity cost being the swimming pool & hot tub. There is also an irrigation system at the property [...]

Loule Algarve Portugal Outdoor Solar Swimming Pool Heating and hot water system

Loule Algarve Portugal Outdoor Solar Swimming Pool Heating and hot water system Results of annual simulation Installed collector power: 22.74 kW Installed solar surface area (gross): 32.48 m² Irradiation on collector surface (active): 61,081.25 kWh 2,144.71 kWh/m² Energy delivered by collectors: 38,059.75 kWh 1,336.37 kWh/m² Energy delivered by collector loop: 37,913.43 kWh 1,331.23 kWh/m² Solar energy contribution to swimming pool : 37,913.43 kWh Electricity savings: 75,826.9 kWh CO2 emissions avoided: 50,500.69 kg Average swimming pool temp.: 23.20 °C Pool temperature above 28 °C: 26.7 % of operating hours System efficiency: 62.1 [...]

January 2017

50 Years Heating Ireland

A steady Family business synonymous with Plumbing & Heating in Wexford, Ireland. Following in his fathers plumbing footsteps, Peter first opened the doors in October 1967. Based 3km South of Wexford the Company has grown from strength to strength and earned an honest and excellent reputation in Ireland.  Using quality materials and working to a high standard, PJ FIRMAN & Co Ltd have grown the business over the last 50 years. ‘We will give you Friendly & professional advice, we can offer you [...]