June 2, 2011 – Leading metal roofing and cladding system manufacturer and installer, CA Group, has been awarded the contract to supply and install the latest 80,000m2 distribution centre for a high street retail giant, in Castle Donnington. The development will incorporate Europe’s largest Transpired Solar Collector, or SolarWall®, installation on a single building. SolarWall® is widely recognised as one of the most efficient and cost effective renewable systems available.
The SolarWall technology uses solar radiation to deliver naturally warmed fresh air into buildings and has the highest known efficiency of any active solar technology in the world, generating up to 500 Watts of thermal energy per square metre of collector.
Andrew Brewster leads the Renewables Design Team at CA Group explained: “We have seen a significant uptake in solar air heating mainly because of the very tangible results which the technology delivers. For example, CA Group’s successful installation of SolarWall® at the Jaguar Land Rover technical training academy, in Leamington Spa, will result in savings of more than 80,000kWh in energy per year, which equates to 19 tons of CO2. The figures speak for themselves.”
As a direct result of the work undertaken by CA Group, SolarWall® is now recognised on the iSBEM calculator.
The 4,500m2 installation at the Castle Donnington distribution centre, being delivered for First Industrial development, will result in a 30% saving in heating requirement for the warehouse. The main contractor for the development is Winvic Construction.
- Conserval Engineering Inc. solar air heaters for the commercial and industrial buildings, inventor of the SolarWall transpired solar collector, pioneer in the solar air heating industry
- SAHWIA.org Solar Air Heating World Industries Association: The international trade association to promote the use of solar air heating. Policy info on how to craft renewable heating support programs to achieve GHG reduction targets or other environmental goals.
- The CA Group Ltd. (UK) Solar air heating system manufacturer and supplier. One of the premier metal roofing and cladding systems manufacturers, contractors and suppliers for the industrial, commercial, public sector markets.
- YourSolarHome For residential solar air heating applications