The Princess Alexandra Hospital, Harlow
Despite the challenges in finding a suitable location for a solar array, the Estates Manager at The Princess Alexandra Hospital was able to create an innovative microgeneration solution sited by the boiler house.
Working to a bespoke design, local fabricators provided a steel framework upon which were mounted a huge solar array of six collectors. Each collector, made up of 30x1.8m tubes, is capable of producing over 2,000kWh of useful energy per year. The system was mounted on a box-steel frame and integrated into the existing plant room which services the local district heating system.
Preventing over 4,000kg of carbon emissions and saving 12,000kWh of primary fuel, the system was designed, installed and commissioned in under three weeks from confirmation of order. The system was already providing hot water at 60° Celsius, even though it was only a cold day in March.