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Catholic Boarding

House - Elukwatini

This Boarding House is located in the Elukwatini, Mpumalanga area within a rural area.




Existing Electric Geyser was replaced by a 300L Thermosiphon System to accommodate the hot water distribution for the bathrooms within the sister's ablution block. The Electric Geyser for the kitchen replaced by a 200L Thermosiphon System.


The customer needed a more efficient Hot Water Generation Solution and an opportunity to save on the electric demand required to heat the water.


SOLASMART designed a hot water generation and storage solution based on the hot water distribution requirements and to maximize the savings opportunity. The current electrical geyser supplying hot water to the ablution blocks were replaced with a Thermal Hot Water System, generating FREE energy from the sun.


A Thermosiphon Solution was proposed that consisted of the following:

# Sister Ablution Block - a 300L Tank was installed with two (2) Collectors with a total aperture of 4.2 square meters and as backup an Electrical Element with a load of 3kW.

# Kitchen Storage - a 200L Tank was installed with one (1) Collector with a total aperture of 2.6 square meters and as backup an Electrical Element with a load of 2kW.


This solution not only results in generating FREE energy to heat the water but also manages energy savings for the customer with an estimated payback less than three (3) Years.

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