Devon & Cornwall Zoo – Solar Water HeatingHarry
Specialist Solar Installers Celtic Renewable Energy Ltd, of Launceston, Cornwall installed a number of separate Thermosolar solar collector systems at Paignton Zoo. The Solar Water Heating systems provide hot water for toilet facilities in the Mammal House, Mother & Baby Unit, Main Reception Area and the new Crocodile Swamp.
The five panel system near the main visitor entrance is used to heat a 400 litre hot water cylinder which serves the ladies and gents toilets along with baby changing facilities that are situated inside the reception area.
The four panel system (right) on the roof of the Mammal House supplies hot water for office staff. Central to the park there is another two panel system serving the Mother and Baby Unit toilet and wash facilities.
A single panel system is mounted on the roof of the toilet block adjacent to the newly opened Crocodile Swamp. This is primarily used for hand washing.