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Coventry University

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Technology: Solar Thermal
Sector: Commercial
Project: Solar Thermal Roof Mounted
Location: Coventry
System: 36 x Dimplex panels
Energy Output: 55kW heating load
Energy Saving: £5,050/yr

Roof Mounted Solar Thermal

Project: Roof Mounted Solar Thermal

Location: Coventry University

Coventry University were looking at a number of options on their new Hub building which is the centre of the university campus to achieve Breeam excellent. As part of the energy scheme we designed a 36 panel system covering 77m2 with a total peak capacity of 55kWth to support the hot water demand for the building.

With the installation we used a 3000ltr storage buffer vessel which served two x 1500ltr DHW cylinders through a plate heat exchanger package unit.

System costs were around £47,000 and produces a saving of around £5,050 per annum (including RHI) with a solar contribution of over 40MWh.

Being responsible for the design and installation, we were quickly able to foresee and overcome a number of challenges, including restrictive plant room space and route to the plant room which was 4 floors below the roof.

"Coventry University were very pleased with the installation and were keen to investigate other opportunities on additional building to utilise solar thermal." Matthew Evans, Technical Director, TGE Group.