Building façades will be able to harvest energy from the sun to generate abundant supplies of hot water and space heating following the launch of a range of patented, solar thermal façade collectors for commercial and industrial applications from sustainable solutions provider, AET.
By acting as an integral, renewable component of its building services system, AET’s Copper FAÇADE and Aluminium FAÇADE flat-plate solar collectors enable the façade to become an energy saving element of a building’s architectural design. They provide a unique, aesthetically attractive way for a building to harvest solar energy and produce hot water and space heating.
AET’s Camel Solar FAÇADE collectors are particularly suitable for applications where there is insufficient space on a building’s roof for a solar thermal array. They are also suitable where a building’s roof is shaded by adjacent buildings, or trees, or where a roof faces north, away from the sun. In addition, the collectors are ideal for buildings with flat roofs in areas where planning rules or aesthetic demands exclude a roof-top solar thermal installation.
The insulated units can help weatherproof a façade and improve its thermal insulation.