This case study was create by solar energy company SunWater Solar. It details their installation on a multi-family residential building, a growing sector of the housing industry, and one that offers growth potential for solar thermal.
The multi-family building where the solar thermal hot water heating system was installed included 63 family units. 40 collectors were installed for the system, which created a $42,627 rebated for the installation through the California Solar Initiative. The system displaced a natural gas system, which not only reduces their annual electricity bill, but also offsets the equivalent of the carbon emissions from 3.6 cars annually.
Author: SunWater Solar
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