College demonstrates small-scale transpired solar collector

CA Group, transpired solar collector, renewable energy
a small-scale transpired solar collection on this building at South Devon College will achieve substantial energy savings.

Just 55 m2 of SolarWall transpired solar collector on the Energy Centre at South Devon College will deliver annual heating savings of over 15 MWH and 3 t of CO2. This installation by CA Group works by preheating outside air before it passes to the building’s heating and ventilation system.

The Energy Centre acts as a regional hub to help economic recovery in Torbay and further afield by providing training, advice and information about green and sustainable-energy practices.

Other SolarWall installations in the UK include projects for Jaguar Land Rover, the Royal Mail and Marks & Spencer, whose facility at Castle Donington has the world’s largest example at 4500 m2. It is expected to reduce the heating requirement by about 30% generating well over 1 GWh a year and saving over 256 t of CO2 a year.

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