The collector tubes fitted to the south west and south east roofs of the marina's
latest facility for sailors visiting Woodbridge provides piping hot water for showers,
washing and laundry.
This type of solar panel offers a very efficient and flexible means of generating
hot water, the vacuum around the tube makes them thermally very efficient so a smaller
roof area is needed when compared with a traditional flat panel collector. The shape
and design of the tubes also means that the panel can be mounted at angles from flat
to vertical and in orientation from East to West without any major reduction in performance.