Renewable energy from Baxi Commercial
Ty Penrhos, one of Hafod Care’s newer care homes in Caerphilly, which specialises in dementia care, benefits from two forms of renewable energy supplied by Baxi Commercial. The mini-CHP unit from Baxi-SenerTec UK generates electricity whilst also producing useful heat, and a solar water heating system from Andrews Water Heaters is used to pre-heat domestic hot water generation.
Ty Penrhos is a three storey purpose-built care home providing accommodation for 75 residents with high care dependency and, as such, the building has a particularly high demand for both heat and power 24/7.
The building services were designed by McCann & Partners in accordance with Hafod Care’s requirement for the use of renewable energy systems and the equipment supplied by Baxi Commercial was deemed the most appropriate system. Both Baxi-SenerTec Dachs gas-fired mini-CHP units act as lead boilers for the space heating system and each has an electrical output of 5.5kW and a minimum heat output of 12.5kW.
Using an optional condenser, the Dachs unit is capable of producing up to 15.5kW of heat. In installations where heat demand is unreliable, use of a buffer vessel can keep the unit running and maintain the electricity supply.