Commercial

Commercial clients who use larger Solar Hot Water Systems to lower their operating costs and provide added profitability in today’s economy. These commercial clients are leading the way in pursuing a greener, cleaner, more cost-effective business culture in America. And these customers are reaping the benefits, saving hundreds, or thousands, of dollars every year.

* Restaurants
* Hotels & Resorts
* Apartment & Condo Complexes
* Car Washes
* Laundromats
* Sports Facilities
* Campsites & RV Parks

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The St. Regis Aspen Hotel put in our Solar Evacuated Tubes. Here is copy from the Aspen Times:stregissolar

ASPEN — The St. Regis Aspen Resort is decreasing its carbon footprint with the onset of a solar project that could decrease the hotel’s natural-gas usage by as much as 50 percent.  Thirty-seven, 30-tube arrays will be installed on the Monarch Street side of the roof.

Using the sun’s energy, the solar evac-tubes — also known as heat pipes — are capable of heating water in the vacuum tube arrays to temperatures above 400 degrees. The tubes resemble torpedoes with a glass body and heated water will then be transferred at the top of the tubes, where it will be pumped to storage and dispersion tanks. The system will tie in to the resort’s main boiler loop where it will provide heat for domestic water for sinks and showers, building heat, hydronic snow melt systems, the hotel’s Remède spa and the heated pool and whirlpools.

A digital system regulates pumps, valves and water quantity to maintain the desired range of water temperature. Storage tanks will release the super-heated water into the boiler loop until the temperatures in those tanks drop below a set minimum temperature, for example, after the sun goes down or dense cloud cover takes over. At that point, the system reverts to heating the building’s water with natural gas, until the cycle commences the next day.

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