This report was released by the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy section of the U.S. Department of Energy in 2004. It highlights a large-scale solar thermal system installed at the Phoenix Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) and breaks down the statistical output.
The system was financed through an Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC), which include an average annual savings of $6,700. The system produces up to 50,000 gallons of hot water daily, 1,000 megawatt-hours of electricity and releases approximately 600 tons of CO2. The dimension of the system is a 17,040 ft2 of parabolic trough concentrating collectors and a 23,000-gallon storage tank
The document includes a chart of the system with its specs, along with a breakdown of the technology and performance with a “Monthly Energy and Cost Savings” chart.
Author: The National Renewable Energy Laboratory
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