This brochure is a case study of the Sonoco Car Wash in Markham, ON Canada, and that company’s experience with solar thermal water heating. Each year, an individual car wash such as this one in Canada releases 30 tons of CO2 emissions due to the use of natural gas in their water heating. With their solar thermal system installed, this will no longer be the case. Furthermore, energy savings from the system will pay for the upfront installation costs in 10 years’ time, without any government assistance. This is a model that could be replicated at car washes nationwide.
Author: Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA)
Date of Publication: March 24, 2003
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