August 2017

Low roof profile solar water heating at Oxford University

Oxford University – Solar Water Heating

The University of Oxford is a collegiate research university in Oxford, England. There is evidence of teaching as early as 1096, making it the oldest university in the English-speaking world and the world’s second-oldest university in continuous operation. 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 commercial solar water heating system was carefully designed by mechanical engineers not to be visible from any [...]

On roof Thermosiphon installtion, Santiago Chile

100,000 + Pressure Geyser Solar Water Heating Systems

Chile has three mechanisms to encourage installing solar water heaters (SWHs) for residential water heating: A tax exemption for SWH installation in new housing (from 2017) Subsidy to incorporate SWH into housing reconstruction programmes (2014-17) Ministry of Housing and Urban Development (MINVU)’s Family Heritage Protection Programme for existing public housing (from 2011). With these measures, more than 100, 000+ homes have hot water supported by solar thermal systems. Tax benefits for installing SWHs were initially granted from 2010 to 2014, and the programme was [...]

April 2017

Lochinvar solar water heating panels on hospital roof

Lochinvar CIBSE – Norfolk & Suffolk Hospital – Solar Water Heating

Helping dementia care hospital reach BREEAM Excellence with the industrial Solar Water Heating system. 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 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 & Suffolk Foundation Trust decided [...]

March 2017

Solar Water Heating Cape Horn

Cape Horn – Solar Water Heating, Extreme Cold in the Southern Hemisphere

What is the furthest South that solar water heating 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. [...]

CVC Instalaciones Solares

Chile Family Assets Protection Program – Solar Water Heating

We 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. With 10 Teams across 5 Regions actively working with communities to deliver the highest quality solutions from our European factories. 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, the intention [...]

Bungalow Geyser Solar Water Heating in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe – Pressure Geyser Solar Water Heating

In mid-September 2021, Zimbabwe’s power utility company imposed further load shedding schedules lasting up to 12 hours. The Zimbabwe Electricity Distribution Company (ZETDC), without revealing when the situation will be normalised, cited a combination of limited generation capacity and repairs to power infrastructure as the cause of the load shedding. Zimbabwe heavily relies on its only hydropower plant, the Kariba South Power Station, which is the biggest power generation plant in the country, with a total generation capacity of [...]

May 2017

Solar Desalination in OMAN with KSA vacuum panels

Desalination KSA Sea Sand Resistant Solar Water Heating Panels

Reference System for Commercial Solar Water Heating 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 KSA Sea Sand Resistant Solar Water [...]

February 2017

Solar swimming pool heating Algarve, Portugal

Solar Swimming Pool Heating – Mechanical Engineering

Algarve villa solar swimming pool heating survey in Santa Bárbara de Nexe, Algarve, Portugal. 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 [...]

January 2017

New Build housing with solar thermal panels

50 Years Heating Ireland – Solar Water Heating

A highly respected Family business synonymous with Plumbing & Heating, together with solar water heating and swimming pool heating in Wexford, Ireland. Following in his fathers plumbing footsteps, Peter Firman first opened the doors in October 1967. Based 3km South of Wexford the Company has grown from strength to strength in domestic, commercial, new build and self build, earning an honest and excellent reputation in Ireland, covering as far up as Dublin. Using quality materials and working to a high standard, PJ [...]

February 2017

Algarve Solar Swimming Pool Heating – Mechanical Engineers

Specialist Solar Swimming Pool Heating Panel Results of Annual Simulation in Algarve, Portugal. Also view Actual swimming pool performance results real time. 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   Award Winning 150 & 300 L Thermosiphon Geyser Solar Water Heating Systems Algarve [...]