The Elks Lodge in Palo Alto CA decided to retrofit their 1000+ panel 362kW Canopy PV array with 120 SunDrum® Solar SDM100-300 collectors (78kWth) to heat their 3300 ft2 pool. The system goal was to eliminate natural gas consumption except for 8 weeks in the winter.
SAVE THE DATE: December 4-5, 2019 | SEIA's second annual meeting, networking and lobbying event!
Each year, The Solar Foundation releases its National Solar Jobs Census, a report that tracks employment in the U.S. solar industry. It is the most comprehensive analysis of the solar labor market in the United States, and is a critical resource in educating policymakers and the general public about the economic impact of solar energy.
In 2016, Mirasol FAFCO Solar installed a CoolPV® system on a Florida residence owned by Jerry Pollard. Pollard’s system is comprised of 40 275 Watt CoolPV panels.
Even at the high latitude of Anchorage, AK, more than 60 degrees north of the equator, solar hot water systems are an effective form of energy. On the winter solstice, Anchorage receives about six and a half hours of daylight, while six months later on summer solstice, the sun shines for 21 straight hours. When designed correctly, solar hot water systems can be convenient and economical, even in Anchorage.
Synthesis Construction removed an old flat-plate solar hot water system and installed a new Apricus evacuated-tube solar hot water system. This system involves 16 ETC-30 evacuated-tube collectors, a SolarHot pump station with built-in brazed-plate heat exchanger, and an 800 gallon Niles Steel storage tank.