This document details the construction of a solar thermal water heating system on the Riverside Correctional Facility in Philadelphia, PA.
The installation is a rooftop boiler setup. The cost of the system was $665,000; and it is estimated that over the 25 year life span of the equipment there will be an avoidance of 1 million pounds of carbon emissions that would have otherwise occurred. The project should fully pay for itself back due to energy cost savings in a decade.
Author: Bob Eskind, Public Information Officer, Philadelphia Prison System
Date of Publication: 2008
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