The first Transpired Solar Collector installation in the UK took place in 2005 at the profiling mill in Evenwood, County Durham, England and consisted of an area of 410m2 of Transpired Solar Collectors (TSCs) to the South East Façade. This is one of 16 installations now active in England, with another 5 in Wales. The total combined Transpired Solar Collectors’ area in the UK exceeds 12,500m2.

The following table lists details of these installations chronologically, and reveals a great variety in terms of size, location and building type.[1]

Ref. Project Location Year TCSs area (m2) Colour Form of TSCs
1 CA Group Mill Building A (Renovation)* Evenwood, County Durham 2005 410 Merlin Grey
Profiled Steel Sheet
2 CA Group Mill Building B (New Build)* Evenwood, County Durham 2006 1211 Merlin Grey
Profiled Steel Sheet
3 Sainsbury’s Distribution Centre* Pineham Park, Northampton 2006 947 Alaska Grey
Profiled Steel Sheet
4 Beaconsfield Motorway Services* Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire 2008 255 Alaska Grey
Profiled Steel Sheet
5 Jaguar Land Rover Material Planning and Logistics Centre* Leamington Spa, Warwickshire 2009 268 Ariadne
Profiled Steel Sheet
6 Premier Park 33* Winsford, Cheshire 2009 580 Sargasso
Profiled Steel Sheet
7 Royal Mail* Swan Valley, Northampton 2009 800 Zeus
Profiled Steel Sheet
8 Willmott Dixon Healthcare Campus (Full Scale Showcase)*

BRE Innovation Park, Watford 2009 24 Grey Aluminium
Profiled Steel Sheet
9 Firth Park Community Arts College* Sheffield, South Yorkshire 2010 218 Anthracite
Profiled Steel Sheet
10 RCT Homes Dwelling

Cwmbach, Aberdare 2010 9 Chocolate Brown
Tongue and Groove Plank
11 Chartek International Paints* Felling, Gateshead 2010 100 Merlin Grey
Profiled Steel Sheet
12a Sustainable Building Envelope Centre (SBEC)

Deeside, Flintshire 2011 62 (sum of 3 units) Linden Green
Cassette Panel
12b Sustainable Building Envelope Centre (SBEC)

Deeside, Flintshire 2011 200 Anthracite
Profiled Steel Sheet
13 Deeside Leisure Centre

West Queensferry, Deeside 2011 260 Slate Grey
Profiled Steel Sheet
14 Jaguar Land Rover Deck 92 Solihull, West Midlands 2011 565 Slate Grey
Profiled Steel Sheet
15 Royal Mail* Strood, Kent 2011 700 Anthracite
Profiled Steel Sheet
16 TWI Technology Centre

Port Talbot, Neath Port Talbot 2012 486 Slate Grey
Profiled Steel Sheet
17 Armstrong Point Business Park* Wigan, Greater Manchester 2012 390 (sum of 9 units) Sargasso &
Anthracite
Profiled Steel Sheet
18 SSE

Treforest, Rhondda Cynon Taf 2012 210 Anthracite
Profiled Steel Sheet
19 Marks & Spencer* Castle Donington, Leicestershire 2012 4334 Alaska Grey, M&S Green, Anthracite Grey
Profiled Steel Sheet
20 Royal Mail* Chorley, Lancashire 2013 495 Anthracite
Profiled Steel Sheet
21 Solar House* Great Glen, Leicestershire 2013 24 Helios
Profiled Steel Sheet

*SolarWall® Transpired Solar Collector supplied by CA Building Products. SolarWall® is a registered trademark of Conserval Engineering Inc.

[1]This table was published in C. BROWN, E. PERISOGLOU, R. HALL and V. STEVENSON,
“Transpired Solar Collector Installations in Wales and England”
, Energy Procedia, 2014, vol. 48, pp.18-27 (p.22).