Barn conversion turns to the Sun

This Vaillant solar thermal installation on a barn conversion will meet over half of the hot-water demand for the building.
As part of the conversion of a barn in Pershore, Worcester, a Vaillant solar system has been installed to help meet the demand for domestic hot water. The family for which the conversion was being carried out consulted with Vale Heating, which specified installing a Vaillant solar auroTherm system to provide 50 to 60% of the hot-water requirement. Brian Marshall, a director of Vale Heating, designed the installation with five solar collectors, each with 16 tubes. He tells us, ‘Having attended Vaillant’s 2-day BPEC-accredited solar training course, we were keen to get our first installation under our belt. Solar domestic hot water was by far the best choice for this installation as the family was keen to become as energy efficient as possible, as well as being able to lower their fuel bills. ‘We could not believe how easy the system was to install. All the components were clearly labelled and well packed.’
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