Sussex Domestic Solar Water Heating – Supplementing the Swimming Pool
D H Solar Engineering installed a (x4) panel In-Roof system which was mounted on the main house roof. Aesthetics for the roof line were important so the way the panels were mounted needed to compliment the building. An In-Roof mounted system was chosen so the panels sat nearly flush with the roof tiles. This made the installation look to be integrated within the roof profiles as opposed to an add-on. Installing In-Roof further protected the back of the panel from wind chill to ensure more of the generating heat was used instead of being lost to atmosphere.
The heat output from the four panels heated a 300 L hot water cylinder for use by the householders. Once this cylinder is hot the surplus heat is then directed to supplement the swimming pool. The result is to offset the oil that would otherwise be consumed to achieve the same thing, only it is now replaced by the light.