Excitement grows solar hot UNC Asheville water installation approaches.
Asheville, NC, Mar 21, 2012 to reduce annual water costs in Mills residence hall by 29% by installing a solar system from Soltherm (BUSINESS WIRE) - Die plans University of North Carolina - Asheville. Compared to their previous power source, the student is expected to be more than $81,000 over the lifetime of the system to save.
The dormitory, which uses an average of 6,000 gallons of hot water per day, was a perfect system for a solar thermal water heating. The system is from 64 collectors, the energy of the Sun and transferred in the dorm room of water supply heat to record them. The water is stored in an insulated tank and is used throughout the day for the laundry and showers so that hot water will still be accessed when the Sun is not shining.
"As everyone on this project involved would tell you, it is a real challenge for the art and pave way campus take over implementation of a third-party ownership model to clean energy technology to a UNC," says Soltherm VP of business development, drew PuTTY. "But the UNC - Asheville facility management team was determined in its efforts to sustainability and as UNCA alumni, I'm excited to see, the project come to fruition."
UNC Asheville is to the first campus in the UNC system to integrate a third-party ownership model of clean energy technologies without up - front capital costs by Soltherm benefiting NoCapEx ® program.
NoCapEx ® is a leading clean energy program, which offers predictability without investing immediately hot water savings and long-term costs.
"We could no longer be excited about our partnership with Soltherm", says design & construction Director, Don Gordon. "It's really exciting, a team with UNCA Alumni help, aiming for sustainability have the campus." This project will be one of the first of its kind at a public University campus in the State, and we can hardly expect it until it is ready for use. "
Completion of the plant is planned for summer 2012.