Challenging Disability Through Outdoor Adventure



solar thermal panels

Solar Thermal Heating

Our 24kW (Kilowatt) solar water heating array can be seen on the roof of our swimming pool. The tubes of the array are filled with a liquid similar to anti-freeze, which is constantly circulating. They capture the Sun’s energy as heat, which then passes through a heat exchanger (the same principle as a car radiator), and is used to heat the water in our swimming pool.

 

On colder, wintry days when the array is not generating enough energy to keep our hydrotherapy pool at the required temperature it is backed up with heat from our biomass boiler, ensuring that the pool is always warm.




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