﻿Basildon Sporting Village enjoys the benefits of solar thermal domestic hot water
A 30 m2 solar-thermal installation at the recently opened Everyone Active Basildon Sporting Village in Essex meets a large proportion of the requirements for domestic hot water. Supplied by MHS Boilers, the Solartron R2.5 panels operate in conjunction with two 3000 l Abondance buffer storage vessels and a 1775 l Inox-Max preheat single-coil cylinder.
This facility is one of the best equipped sporting venues in the county and is part of a joint venture between Basildon District Council and Community Solutions for Leisure. It is the new home of the South Essex Gymnastics Club and could become a training centre for elite athletes. Facilities include a 50 m swimming pool, fitness centre, multi-purpose studio and an 8-court sports hall.
Solartron R2.5 flat-panel collectors are a low-cost system that gets good energy returns all year. They incorporate a full-sheet copper absorber with a highly selective coating.
The size of the panels and the flexible mounting system make installation easy. The collectors can be mounted on tiled roofs in several rows, one above the other. For installation on flat roofs or ground mounting, an aluminium frame system is available.