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SunMaxx Solar Thermal System Installed at Vanillen Dairy in Ovid, NY

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  • Customer: Crosswinds Farm & Creamery
  • Location: Ovid, NY
  • Building Type: Dairy Farm
  • Solar System Type: Solar Hot Water
  • Type Of Solar Collectors: Evacuated Tubes
  • Solar Collector Model: ThermoPower-VHP10
  • Qty Of Solar Collectors: 5 (91.05 ft2)
  • Anticipated Solar Fraction: 69%
  • Anticipated 15yr Energy Savings: $ 0
  • Install Completion Date: February 2012

Project Overview

During February of 2012, a commercial solar thermal system was installed for the Vanillen Dairy in Ovid, New York.   The system uses five ThermoPower VHP-30 solar collectors, roof mounted, along with a 211 gallon solar storage tank.  The system was installed to provide both domestic hot water and heating and is tied into their existing propane hot water tank and boiler.   The system provides 100% of the domestic hot water needs from late Spring through early Autumn and 75%  of the domestic hot water and radiant floor heating from late Autumn through early Spring.

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Building Details

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Building Information 
Type of Building Dairy Farm

Solar System Details

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Solar System Details
Solar Thermal System Type Solar Hot Water
Installation Date February 2012
Energy Production (annual)
Anticipated Solar Fraction 69%
Type of Solar Collectors Evacuated Tubes
Collector Model ThermoPower-VHP10
Quantity of Solar Collectors 5
Gross Area of Collectors (ft2) 91.05 ft2
Type of Mounting System Flush Mount
Storage Tank Capacity (g) 211 G

Financial Details

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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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