Copper Hot Water Cylinders Key to Award Winning Solar Energy Project

Friday, 09 August 2013

McDonald Engineers has supplied 30 of its POWERflow solar cylinders to an award winning housing project in Scotland at the insistence of an architect who recognised the importance of using copper cylinders with solar energy.

The project, which went on to win the prestigious Green Apple Environmental Award, saw McDonald Engineers supply a combination of 180 litre and 210 litre POWERflow cylinders fitted with high performance finned copper coils to deliver maximum performance.

Copper’s superior heat transfer properties together with its ability to kill 99.9% of all bacteria within a matter of hours, has seen it become the preferred choice of material by specifiers and solar manufacturers alike.

McDonald Engineers’ credentials as one of the most experienced manufacturers of solar hot water cylinders are widely respected in the industry and have seen them become one of the UK’s market leaders when it comes to incorporating solar energy.

Their ability to design and manufacture custom designed systems, tailored to the specific requirements of the project, sets them apart from the competition.

McDonald Engineers’ Sales Director, Jamie Stewart, commented “McDonald Engineers has been fortunate to win a number of accolades over the years however nothing gives us more satisfaction than when we see the performance of our products being acknowledged in award winning projects such as this.”

He continued, “We are continually beating the drum about how copper can transfer heat to the water quicker and more efficiently than stainless steel, which is vital in any eco-home. However copper’s ability to eradicate life threatening bacteria which can occur at low temperatures is equally as important.

McDonald Engineers’ experience and expertise in solar thermal technology has been called upon by a number of eco-housing projects over the last 4 decades, with a reputation for performance and reliability.

For more information on McDonald Engineers’ solar energy solutions click here.

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