Author - Harry

February 2019

Part L Regulations for Swimming Pools

Swimming pools are included in the Part ’L’ of the building regulations, bringing them in line with the same insulation requirements of that which appertain to domestic and, if applicable, commercial properties. The Part L Regulations for Swimming Pools states that: “Where a swimming pool is being provided in a building, the U-value of the basin (walls & floor) should not be worse than 0.25W/m2/K as calculated according to BS EN ISO 13370.” The Part L Regulations for Swimming Pools require [...]

Peak District – Solar Swimming Pool Heating

  Located in an area of outstanding natural beauty, Rose House in South Yorkshire utilizes Solar Water Heating technology for the solar central heating, Solar Swimming Pool Heating and general hot water heating. A 14 panel (28m2) roof integrated thermal weathering kit facing direct south. The panel array was piped into a fully pumped flow and return pipe circuit and pressurized with a Specialist Antifreeze fluid known as solar Glycol.  Specially made and Branded as Thesol. It is very important to have Glycol [...]

August 2017

Oxford University – Solar Water Heating

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 solar 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 [...]

Chile – Thermosiphon Geyser

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. The program in Chile has now delivered Thermosiphon systems on over 100,000 homes

May 2017

Oman – Desalination Solar Water Heating Panels

Reference System for 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 TS 400 evacuated flat plate collectors. The [...]

April 2017

Norfolk & Suffolk (NHS) Solar Water Heated Hospital

Helping dementia care hospital reach BREEAM Excellence with Solar Water Heating. 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 to upgrade dementia [...]

March 2017

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. [...]

Chile – Family Assets Protection Program Solar Water Heating

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, [...]

Zimbabwe – Geyser solar Water Heating

Load shedding or power cuts as it is better known can and do upset the daily routine of family life. If common sense governed the World, solar water heating would be installed on every home providing clean free energy. Why pay for your energy when you can have it for FREE. Chile is a great example in recent years, with over 100,000 geyser systems deployed on homes. In Zimbabwe most families could cover almost 100% of their water heating needs from [...]

February 2017

Nairobi, Kenya – Geyser Solar Water Heating

The Energy (Solar Water Heating) Regulations, 2012 (the Regulations) require that all domestic dwellings or residential houses, commercial buildings (including hotels, lodges, clubs, restaurants, cafeterias, laundries, eating places and similar premises), health institutions (including hospitals, health centres, clinics and similar medical facilities) and educational institutions (including universities, colleges, boarding schools and similar institutions) with hot water (60 °C) requirements of a capacity exceeding one hundred litres per day (the Affected Buildings) shall install and use solar water heating systems [...]