Justin installed for Steve and Jean Simnett in June 2008. He writes:
"The Simnetts had converted their loft area into a studio and rather than use electricity for heating they wanted the solar system to contribute to heating this area. The following components were used;
3 x 20 58mm Tube Eco-nomical collectors
1 x Resol Flowcon A with BS4
1 x Inline air separator
1 x 18 Litre Expansion Vessel with mounting kit
1 X Resol VA32 3 port valve
10 Metres of Armacell DuoSolar Solar Pipe
1 x Albion 250 Litre Vented Cylinder
The three collectors forming an oversized array were purposely used to heat the cylinder as quickly as possible, and then once the water has reached 60 degrees the system will operate the heating leg of the system. This had 2 x 1KW 600mm x 600mm double walled radiators situated at either end of the studio. This will give good background heat and will allow the Simnett’s to produce hot water quickly without having to worry about overheating situations.
Jean Simnett writes in a recent e-mail to Justin:
Thanks to Steve and Jean Simnett and Justin for this information.
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