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SunMaxx Solar Installs Solar Thermal System at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort

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  • Customer: US Marine Corps
  • Location: Beaufort, SC
  • Building Type: Fitness Center
  • Solar System Type: Solar Thermal
  • Type Of Solar Collectors: Flat Plates
  • Solar Collector Model: TitanPowerPlus-SU2
  • Qty Of Solar Collectors: 60 (1285.2 ft2)
  • Anticipated Solar Fraction: 30%
  • Anticipated 15yr Energy Savings: $ 0
  • Install Completion Date: May 2013

Project Overview

SunMaxx Solar announces the upcoming installation of a solar thermal system at a new multi-story physical fitness center with gymnasium at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort.  The fitness center is expected to be completed in May 2013.

Hightower Construction Company of Charleston, SC won the government contract for the 47,800 square foot structure. The solar installation will include 60 TitanPower Plus SU2 roof mounted solar hot water collectors that will supplement the domestic hot water and a rain water harvesting system for grey water use.  The system is projected to provide an approximate 30% solar fraction for the fitness center. 

The MCAS Beaufort Fitness Center is located in the heart of the South Carolina Low Country. Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort is home to more than 4,000 Marines and Sailors. The city of Beaufort is known for its military establishments, being located in close proximity to Paris Island and a US Naval Hospital.

Project Details & Further Information

Building Details

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Building Information 
Type of Building Fitness Center
Year of Construction 2013

Solar System Details

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Solar System Details
Solar Thermal System Type Solar Thermal
Installation Date May 2013
Energy Production (annual)
Anticipated Solar Fraction 30%
Type of Solar Collectors Flat Plates
Collector Model TitanPowerPlus-SU2
Quantity of Solar Collectors 60
Gross Area of Collectors (ft2) 1285.2 ft2
Type of Mounting System Flush Mount

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Anticipated Annual Savings
Annual Savings (year 1) $ 0
Anticipated Cumulative Energy Savings (3% Annual Energy Price Increase)
5 Year Cumulative Savings $ 0.00
10 Year Cumulative Savings $ 0.00
15 Year Cumulative Savings $ 0.00
20 Year Cumulative Savings $ 0.00

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