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Solar Water Heating Installed on 11-Story Affordable Housing Project

System Provides Renewable Heat for Hundreds of Low-Income Senior Residents in Southern California
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Promise Energy celebrated the installation of the largest solar water heating system in the city of Norwalk at the grand opening of the Norwalk Tower, an 11-story 185-unit affordable housing retrofit project.


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Kingspan Designs Solar Thermal System for Syracuse University

System Will Contribute up to 60 Percent of the Energy Required for Hot Water Production
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Kingspan Environmental has designed and installed one of its largest solar panel systems to date at Syracuse University. The company recently commissioned a 240 solar thermal panel system to heat water in 20 Skytop apartment buildings at the university’s South Campus, in Syracuse, N.Y.


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Feb. 17, 2014: Bio-Based Glycol Alternative to be Applied for Solar Thermal Installation

Skyline Innovations Will Utilize Fluid from DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products
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DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products has collaborated with Skyline Innovations Inc. to launch the company’s first solar thermal installation using a heat transfer fluid based on Susterra® 1,3-propanediol, a bio-based glycol which can improve energy efficiency and reduce maintenance costs.


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Putting Renewable Solutions to the Test

A Variety of Energy-Saving Options Are Available
By Angela D. Harris
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Besides traditional renewable products, there are a list of HVAC-specific items that could be considered as energy-saving options for the residential and commercial contractor looking to offer customers renewable solutions.


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Solar Provides Hot Water for Commercial and Coin-Op Laundry Equipment

Project Demonstrates Cost-Effective, Clean Energy Source for Hot Water Needs
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Western State Design has had a hot water-generating system installed by solar thermal energy developer, ergSol, at its headquarters office in Hayward, Calif. The compact solar system provides hot water for demonstration commercial and coin-op laundry equipment.


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Lochinvar LLC: Solar Thermal Storage Tank

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Designed to offer a solution for solar thermal and ground-source applications with an emphasis on hydronic space heating, the multifunctional Thermal-Stor™ stratified solar thermal storage tank operates as a storage tank and hydronic buffer tank while occupying the space of a single unit. 


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Cashing in on Solar Thermal Energy

By Herb Woerpel
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While the price of energy continues to rise, more homeowners are seeking energy independence through renewable energy sources including solar energy. In turn, a growing number of HVAC contractors are adding solar installations, solar thermal technology, solar-equipped air conditioning units, and more to their repertoire.


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Dorm’s Solar Hot Water System to Save University $81,000

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The University of North Carolina - Asheville (UNCA) expects to cut annual hot water costs in Mills Residence Hall by 29 percent through the installation of a solar hot water system from SolTherm. Compared to its previous energy source, the student dormitory is projected to save more than $81,000 over the life of the system.


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