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SunMaxx Solars ThermoPower VHP 30 Evacuated Tubes at the Brian C. Nevin Welcome Center

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  • Customer: Brian C. Nevin Welcome Center at Cornell
  • Location: Ithaca, NY
  • Building Type: Commercial
  • Solar System Type: Domestic Hot Water
  • Type Of Solar Collectors: Evacuated Tubes
  • Solar Collector Model: ThermoPower-VHP30
  • Qty Of Solar Collectors: 8 (446.88 ft2)
  • Anticipated Solar Fraction: 50%
  • Anticipated 15yr Energy Savings: $ 0
  • Install Completion Date: September 2009

Project Overview

In September 2009, SunMaxx Solar was pleased to provide the evacuated tube solar collectors for the Brian C. Nevin Welcome Center on the Cornell University Campus.  Under the direction of M/E Engineering, who were responsible for the mechanical design, the welcome center used 8 ThermoPower evacuated tubes from SunMaxx Solar, which they roof mounted.  The collectors are connected to the building’s hot water system and the heating system for the building is primarily in floor hot water radiant heat.

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Building Details

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Building Information 
Type of Building Commercial
Year of Construction 2009

Solar System Details

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Solar System Details
Solar Thermal System Type Domestic Hot Water
Installation Date September 2009
Energy Production (annual)
Anticipated Solar Fraction 50%
Type of Solar Collectors Evacuated Tubes
Collector Model ThermoPower-VHP30
Quantity of Solar Collectors 8
Gross Area of Collectors (ft2) 446.9 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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