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Solar pool heating delivers energy savings for Hindmarsh Shire Council

Solar pool heating delivers energy savings for Hindmarsh Shire Council
May 10, 2022

Supreme Heating have reported on their recent completion of a heating renewal system at the Rainbow Swimming Pool for Hindmarsh Shire Council in Western Victoria.

The Shire was looking for a new, long-lasting system to replace the existing former solar pool heating system - non-functioning due to age and damage caused by birds - at the popular community pool.

Now installed, the new system incorporates the robust Heatseeker Suntuf range which is designed for environments where bird damage is prevalent as well as the innovative DualSun PVT system.

The DualSun system was selected due to the ability of its dual purposes, generating electricity to offset the operating costs as well as the additional solar hot water generation.

Incorporating 24 PVT (photovoltaic thermal) panels with a combined output of 9kWs, the DualSun system generates free electricity for the facility offsetting the operational costs when the facility is operating. When the pool is closed during the winter months, this energy is delivered back into the local electricity network providing additional revenues for the Shire.

The water from the pool is pumped through the heat exchange system embedded in the DualSun panels as well as through the Suntuf rigid panel system to provide warm water for the pool without the need for additional heat pumps or gas heating.

This water also has a cooling effect on the PV generation which increases electricity performance by up to 20%.

One of the key issues for solar heating in traditional strip solar heating is the damage caused by native birds such as corellas and cockatoos.

The Heatseeker Suntuf is made from high grade polymer with a thick circular wall structure that is highly resistant to hail and birds. It is also UV stabilised and designed to withstand extreme weather conditions.

The modular design allows for easy instalment and is adaptable to a variety of roof configurations. The modular panels are connected via reinforced watertight unions without the need for gluing or the use of clamps, guaranteeing a robust leak-free connection.

As there are no moving parts in the system apart from a water pump - and the embedded heat exchange system is not exposed to the elements - the system has a 25 year performance warranty ensuring high electrical energy output as well as high thermal output.

The system will ensure that the Rainbow community has a long-term solution to enjoy the community asset for many years to come.

Dual Sun provides councils with an environmentally sustainable solution that will offset their operating costs while demonstrating their involvement in reducing their facilities’ carbon footprint and achieving net zero carbon goals.

Click here to contact Supreme Heating via their entry in the Australasian Leisure Management Supplier Directory.

Images show the solar pool heating system at the Hindmarsh Shire Council's Rainbow Swimming Pool.

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