Protecting the Gower with clean energy

Hillend Camping and Caravan park is located on the beautiful Gower peninsula, an area of outstanding natural beauty with an incredible coastline and world renowned beaches.

If you live in such a protected environment you want to do your best to preserve the fresh air and unspoilt nature. This is why the owners had solar panels and wood pellet boilers installed some time ago. We were honoured to upgrade their existing systems to more efficient ones:

Navitron evacuated solar thermal tubes

Navitron evacuated solar thermal tubes are exceptionally energy efficient, collecting huge amounts of solar energy throughout the day and providing up to 60% of your yearly hot water requirements.

This system was compatible with the existing wood pellet boiler, which needed upgrading. Hillend Camping and Caravan park consists of two separate buildings, which are served by one system, thus qualifying for the governmental non-domestic RHI scheme.

Switching to a biomass boiler typically results in a reduction in carbon dioxide emissions of over 90%. The new system versus oil has significantly reduced C02: Wood pellets average 5 – 15 gCO2e/MJ compared to the average from heating fuels in the EU is 87 gCO2e/MJ.

Result: Less pollution for one of the most valued areas of outstanding beauty. [Source: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/greenhouse-gas-reporting-conversion-factors-2016]