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USA: New Sunmaxx Solar Installation at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on May 27, 2013

Sunmaxx Solar, a vertically-integrated manufacturer of solar thermal systems and components located in Binghamton, New York, has announced the completion of a 120 m2 solar thermal system at a new multi-storey fitness centre, which includes a gym, at Beaufort Marine Corps Air Station, USA. The solar thermal installation is a response to Section 523 of the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) 2007, which requires that at least 30% of the hot water demand of each new federal building (or during major renovation of an existing one) is to be covered by an SWH system.
Photo: Sunmaxx Solar

USA: Solar Army Guide recommends optimal System Configurations

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on September 2, 2011

 Dr. Alexander Zhivov” Dr. Alexander Zhivov of the US Army Corps of Engineers presented the recently developed US Army Guide on Central Solar Water Heating Systems at the Intersolar North America conference in the middle of July 2011 (see attached presentation). The speaker is Senior Principal Investigator at the Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) of the US Army and Project Manager of the Solar Guide. The 321-page study analyses the potential and technical feasibility of domestic hot water production in US Army facilities, such as barracks, dining facilities, hospitals or gyms.
Photo: US Army

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