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NYS Agriculture Energy Efficiency Program (PON 2644)

Incentive Type Rebate / Farm based Energy Assistance Program Eligible Technologies List included on NYSERDA website Applicable Sectors Farms and on-farm producers Maximum Incentive NYSERDA provides up to 75% of eligible product costs and capped at $250,000 per farm Expiration Date December 2015 Date Enacted February 2013 The NYSERDA Agriculture Energy Efficiency Program (AEEP) offers assistance in identifying and implementing electric and natural gas energy efficiency measures to eligible farms and on-farm producers, including but not limited to: orchards, dairies, greenhouses, vegetables, vineyards, grain dryers, and poultry/egg.   NYSERDA can only incentivize a project that saves electricity or pipeline natural […]

SunMaxx Installs Solar Thermal System At Brightly Farms in Hamlin, NY

The project was contracted by Matt Beres at Simply Solar Systems who designed and installed the system after a faulty wood and fuel oil heating system burned the vegetable farm’s repair shop to the ground in the fall of 2010. When Brightly Farms’ new shop was being designed, a key component was the heating system. Simply Solar Systems approached Brightly Farms with the option of adding a solar thermal system from SunMaxx Solar to supplement their heating and hot water needs. The farm chose radiant floor heating throughout the entire concrete floor of the 10,400 sq. ft. building. Brightly Farms […]

Solar Energy Sales Tax Exemption for New York

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Tuesday, January 8, 2013 – Binghamton, New York – SunMaxx Solar, a leading integrated manufacturer of solar thermal systems and components is excited to highlight the new law, specific to solar in New York, that went into effect on January 1, 2013. The legislation provides an exemption from New York State sales and compensating use tax on the retail sale and installation of commercial solar energy sysetms equipment. The new law also lets cities and counties do the same. It follows the 2005 tax exemption for residential systems. “The more incentives the better. While it’s obvious […]

SunMaxx Solar Featured on NewsChannel 34 Television

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Wednesday January 2, 2013 – Binghamton, New York – SunMaxx Solar, a leading integrated manufacturer of solar thermal systems and components, was featured on NewsChannel 34, an ABC affiliated television station on December 21, 2012 at both 6pm and 11pm. A link to the entire feature will be available on the company’s website at www.sunmaxxsolar.com. NewsChannel 34 (WIVT/WBGH) recently featured a story on SunMaxx Solar and interviewed Ed Gunn, SunMaxx Sales Manager. Ed shared how long SunMaxx has been in business, types of products and services offered, how solar thermal technology works and discussed how people […]

NYS Sales Tax Exemption

Incentive Type State Sales Tax Exemption Eligible Technologies Passive Solar Space Heating, Solar Water Heating, Solar Space Heating, PV, Solar Pool Heating Applicable Sectors Commercial, Industrial, Residential, General Public/Consumer, Multi-Family Residential Incentive Amount 100% Of State Sales Tax Maximum Incentive None Listed Eligible System Size(s) None Listed Equipment Standards None Listed Installation Standards None Listed Start Date Residential: 09/01/2005 Commercial: 01/01/2013 More Information Contact: Taxpayer Assistance – Sales Tax Information Center New York State Department of Taxation and Finance W.A. Harriman Campus Albany, NY 12227 Phone: (518) 485-2889 Phone 2: (800) 698-2909 Web Site: /www.tax.ny.gov/

NYS Solar Thermal Rebate Incentive

Incentive Type State Rebate Program Eligible Technologies Solar Water Heating Applicable Sectors Commercial, Residential, Industrial, Non-Profit, Schools, Local Gov’ts, State Gov’t, Federal Gov’t, Multi-Family Residential, Agricultural, Institutional Incentive Amount $1.50 / kwh displaced / year Maximum Incentive Residential: $4,000 / site/meter Non-Residential: $25,000 / site/meter Capped at 80% of calculated existing thermal load Eligible System Size(s) No Limits Equipment Standards All systems and components must be new. Collectors and tank must be SRCC Certified and listed in PowerClerk. Must include 5-year all-inclusive, fully-transferable warranty Installation Standards Must supplement current electric hot water system. System losses (shading and orientation) may not […]

NYSERDA

New York State Energy Research and Development Authority 17 Columbia Circle Albany, New York 12203 P: 1-866-NYSERDA F: 518-862-1091 www.nyserda.ny.gov 

NYS Solar Tax Credit Assistance

Taxpayer Assistance – Personal Income Tax Information Center New York State Department of Taxation and Finance W.A. Harriman Campus Albany, NY 12227 P: 518.457.5181 www.tax.ny.gov

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

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.

New York Residential Solar Tax Credit

Incentive Type Personal Income Tax Credit Eligible Technologies Solar Hot Water, Solar Space Heating, Solar Electric (PV) Applicable Sectors Residential, Multi-Family Residential Incentive Amount 25% For All Technologies Maximum Incentive $5,000 Eligible System Size(s) 25kw Maximum (50kw For Condo & Coop Associations) Equipment Standards Systems & Components Must Be New And Meet All Performance And Safety Standards Installation Standards PV Systems Must Be Grid-Tied & Net-Metered Carryover Excess Credit May Be Carried Forward A Maximum Of 5 Years Date Enacted Jan 1, 1998 (PV) / Jan 1, 2006 (Solar Thermal) More Information Contact: Taxpayer Assistance – Personal Income Tax Information […]

SunMaxx Solar Installation at Kuhns Bros. Log Homes Inc.

In February 2012, Dave Brugge completed the installation of a solar thermal system at Kuhns Bros. Log Homes Incorporated in Frewsburg, NY.   The installation included 1 ThermoPower VHP-30 and two ThermoPower VHP-20 solar collectors as well as a 280 gallon solar storage tank.   The solar system provides both hot water and heating for the building with a solar fraction of approximately 65%.  This new solar thermal system replaced the previous propane forced air furnace and electric hot water.

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SunMaxx Solar Collaborates with O’Brien & Gere

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Monday, November 19, 2012 – Binghamton, NY – SunMaxx Solar, a leading, vertically integrated manufacturer of solar thermal systems and components, is excited to announce a collaboration with O’Brien & Gere to host a webinar earlier this month showcasing solar thermal energy. Since 2007, O’Brien & Gere has hosted Higher Education Sustainability webinars to share knowledge that impacts facility operations, environmental footprints, energy use, and an institution’s mission to incorporate sustainability into its cultural fabric. The webinar, SunMaxx University: Solar thermal introduction and associated benefits for Universities and Colleges was presented by SunMaxx Solar Sales Manager, […]

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

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.

SunMaxx Solar System Installed in Springville, NY

During March of 2012, a residential solar thermal system was installed for Mike Beres of Springville, New York.   His system uses two ThermoPower VHP20 solar collectors which are ground mounted, as well as an 80 gallon solar storage tank.  The system provides 95% of his domestic hot water needs from late Spring through early Autumn and 80% from late Autumn through early Spring.  The system tank has an electric element and tied into a 40 gallon propane hot water tank and wood boiler.  He took advantage of the $4000 from NYSERDA’s Solar Thermal Incentive Program.

SunMaxx Installs Solar Thermal System in Greece, NY

In February 2012, a residential solar thermal system was installed for Nick Napolitano in Greece, New York.  The system includes one ThermoPower VHP-30 solar collector, roof mounted, as well as an 80 gallon solar storage tank.  The system provides 85% of the domestic hot water needs of the residence.  The system is tied into a 40 gallon gas hot water tank.  Nick took advantage of the $4000 credit from the NYSERDA Solar Thermal Incentive Program.

SunMaxx Installs Residential Solar Thermal System in Hamlin, NY

In January 2012, a residential solar thermal system was installed for John Beres in Hamlin, NY.   The solar thermal system includes five ThermoPower VHP-30 solar collectors, roof mounted, as well as a 211 gallon solar storage tank.  The system provides both heating and hot water to the residence.  It provides 90% of the domestic hot water needs and 80% of the heating needs for a baseboard heating system.  Mr. Beres took advantage of the $21,000 incentive from NYSERDA.

SunMaxx Solar Installation in Blasdell, NY

During the Fall of 2012, a residential solar thermal system was installed for Dick Zandi of Blasdell, New York.   His system uses one ThermoPower VHP-30 solar collector which is roof mounted and an 80 gallon solar storage tank.  The system provides 80% of his domestic hot water needs and is tied into an existing 40 gallon gas hot water tank. He took advantage of the $4000 from the NYSERDA Solar Thermal Incentive Program.

SunMaxx Installs Residential Solar Thermal System in Hamlin, NY

In July of 2012, a residential solar thermal system was installed for Tommy Smith of Hamlin, New York.  His system uses five ThermoPower VHP-30 solar collectors, with an awning mount, as well as a 211 gallon solar storage tank. He took advantage of the NYSERDA Solar Thermal Incentive Program and was provided $15,960 toward his system.

SunMaxx Installs Solar Thermal System at Singer Farms in Appleton, NY

In September 2012, SunMaxx Solar completed the installation of a solar thermal system at Singer Farms in Appleton, NY.   The installation included five ThermoPower VHP-30 solar collectors, ground and roof mounted, as well as a 120 gallon solar storage tank.   The solar system provides both hot water and heating for the building and is tied into an existing 1000 gallon propane/wood burning hot water tank and boiler.  The system provides 100% of the domestic hot water needs from late Spring through early Fall and 75% from late Fall through early Spring.

SunMaxx Solar Installs System at Hometowne Cafe in Hamlin, NY

In August 2012, SunMaxx Solar, in conjunction with Simply Solar Systems LLC, completed a solar thermal installation at the Hometown Cafe in Hamlin, NY.  The installation included five ThermoPower VHP-30 evacuated tube solar collectors, which were awning mounted, along with a 211 gallon solar storage tank. This system provides approx. 75% of the businesses domestic hot water needs.  The tank has an electric element and it’s tied into a 50 gallon electric hot water tank.  Hometown Cafe took advantage of the $25,000 from the NYSERDA Solar Thermal Incentive Program.

SunMaxx System Installed at Krony’s Pizza in Hamlin, NY

In August 2012, SunMaxx Solar worked with Simply Solar Systems LLC to design and install a commercial solar thermal system for Krony’s Pizza in Hamlin, NY.  The solar thermal installation included five ThermoPower VHP-30 evacuated tube solar collectors and a 211 gallon solar hot water storage tank. The collectors are roof mounted and provide approx. 75% of the businesses domestic hot water needs.  The new system ties into two gas hot water tanks (1 at 40G and the other at 50G).   They took advantage of the Solar Thermal Incentive Program through NYSERDA and saved $25,000.

SunMaxx Solar Thermal System Installed in Ransomville, NY

During the Winter of 2012, a residential solar thermal system was installed for Eran Colbus of Ransomville, New York.  He purchased a SunMaxx system including 10 TitanPower Plus SU2 series flat plate solar collectors and a 400 gallon solar storage tank.  His solar collectors are roof mounted and tied into his fuel oil burner.   His system provides 90% of his domestic hot water needs from late Spring through early Autumn and 75% from late Autumn through early Spring.   He took advantage of the $4000 from NYSERDA’s Solar Thermal Incentive Program, which was approx. 20% of his total system […]

SunMaxx Solar System Installed in Geneva, NY

During the Fall of 2011, a residential solar thermal system was installed for and by Calvin Adams of Geneva, New York.  He purchased a SunMaxx HelioMaxx-FP PRO 50G Pre-Packaged Kit.  His system uses one TitanPower Plus SU2 flat plate collector which is ground mounted, a StorMaxx Premium PTEC 50 Gallon Storage Tank with two Heat Exchangers and a UniMaxx Plus Pump Station.  This cost effective investment will save him 40 – 50% in propane for his domestic hot water use each year.  The solar fraction of this system is 50% at his location.  He took advantage of the 30% federal […]

December 2013 – Solar Thermal Training

Workshop Details: Training Type: Solar Thermal Training Location: Conklin, NY Dates: 12/9 – 12/13 Levels Available: 1 – 5 Instructor: Todd Paternoster

SunMaxx Solar Collaborates with RER Energy Group

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE-  Tuesday, October 23, 2012 – Binghamton, NY – SunMaxx Solar, a leading vertically integrated manufacturer of solar thermal systems and components, collaborated with RER Energy Group for RER Energy Group’s Solar Electric & Solar Hot Water Systems seminar at RIT Inn & Conference Center, West Henrietta, NY. RER’s seminar aimed to benefit both management and personnel interested in significantly reducing energy costs by using solar thermal hot water systems within the commercial, industrial, and agricultural sectors. The seminar hosted speakers from both RER and SunMaxx. The workshop focused on the basic operation of solar thermal hot water […]

November 2013 | Solar Thermal Training

Workshop Details: Training Type: Solar Thermal Location: Conklin, NY Dates: 11/13 – 11/15 Levels Available: 1 – 3 Instructor: Todd Paternoster Sign Up For Individual Courses: Level 1 (11/13) – $100 Level 2 (11/14) – $149 Level 3 (11/15) – $149 Package Deals Available: Package Deal | Levels 1-3 (11/13 – 11/15) – $347

October 2013 | Solar Thermal Training

Workshop Details: Training Type: Solar Thermal Location: Conklin, NY Dates: 10/21 – 10/23 Levels Available: 1 – 3 Instructor: Todd Paternoster Sign Up For Individual Courses: Level 1 (10/21) – $100 Level 2 (10/22) – $149 Level 3 (10/23) – $149 Package Deals Available: Package Deal | Levels 1-3 (10/21 – 10/23) – $347

September 2013 | Solar Thermal Training

Workshop Details: Training Type: Solar Thermal Location: Conklin, NY Dates: 9/23 – 9/27 Levels Available: 1 – 5 Instructor: Todd Paternoster Sign Up For Individual Courses: Level 1 (9/23) – $100 Level 2 (9/24) – $149 Level 3 (9/25) – $149 Level 4 (9/26) – $249 Level 5 (9/27) – $249 Package Deals Available: Package Deal | Levels 1-3 (9/23 – 9/25) – $347 Package Deal | Levels 1-5 (9/23 – 9/27) – $749

August 2013 | Solar Thermal Training

Workshop Details: Training Type: Solar Thermal Location: Conklin, NY Dates: 8/19 – 8/21 Levels Available: 1 – 3 Instructor: Todd Paternoster Sign Up For Individual Courses: Level 1 (8/19) – $100 Level 2 (8/20) – $149 Level 3 (8/21) – $149 Package Deals Available: Package Deal | Levels 1-3 (8/19 – 8/21) – $347

July 2013 | Solar Thermal Training

Workshop Details: Training Type: Solar Thermal Location: Conklin, NY Dates: 7/22 – 7/24 Levels Available: 1 – 3 Instructor: Todd Paternoster Sign Up For Individual Courses: Level 1 (7/22) – $100 Level 2 (7/23) – $149 Level 3 (7/24) – $149 Package Deals Available: Package Deal | Levels 1-3 (7/22 – 7/24) – $347

June 2013 | Solar Thermal Training

Workshop Details: Training Type: Solar Thermal Location: Conklin, NY Dates: 6/24 – 6/28 Levels Available: 1 – 5 Instructor: Todd Paternoster Sign Up For Individual Courses: Level 1 (6/24) – $100 Level 2 (6/25) – $149 Level 3 (6/26) – $149 Level 4 (6/27) – $249 Level 5 (6/28) – $249 Package Deals Available: Package Deal | Levels 1-3 (6/24 – 6/26) – $347 Package Deal | Levels 1-5 (6/24 – 6/28) – $749

May 2013 | Solar Thermal Training

Workshop Details: Training Type: Solar Thermal Location: Conklin, NY Dates: 5/20 – 5/22 Levels Available: 1 – 3 Instructor: Todd Paternoster Sign Up For Individual Courses: Level 1 (5/20) – $100 Level 2 (5/21) – $149 Level 3 (5/22) – $149 Package Deals Available: Package Deal | Levels 1-3 (5/20 – 5/22) – $347

April 2013 | Solar Thermal Training

Workshop Details: Training Type: Solar Thermal Location: Conklin, NY Dates: 4/22 – 4/24 Levels Available: 1 – 3 Instructor: Todd Paternoster Sign Up For Individual Courses: Level 1 (4/22) – $100 Level 2 (4/23) – $149 Level 3 (4/24) – $149 Package Deals Available: Package Deal | Levels 1-3 (4/22 – 4/24) – $347

March 2013 | Solar Thermal Training

Workshop Details: Training Type: Solar Thermal Location: Conklin, NY Dates: 3/25 – 3/29 Levels Available: 1 – 5 Instructor: Todd Paternoster Sign Up For Individual Courses: Level 1 (3/25) – $100 Level 2 (3/26) – $149 Level 3 (3/27) – $149 Level 4 (3/28) – $249 Level 5 (3/29) – $249 Package Deals Available: Package Deal | Levels 1-3 (3/25 – 3/27) – $347 Package Deal | Levels 1-5 (3/25 – 3/29) – $749

SunMaxx Solar Evacuated Tube Collectors Installed in Carthage, NY

The Brady family of Carthage, NY recently contracted Alternative Power Solutions to install a solar hot water heating system consisting of the following: (4) 30 Tube SunMaxx Evacuated Tube Solar Collectors (1) 354 gallon STSS Solar Storage Tank w/ Copper Heat Exchangers

SunMaxx Solar Installs Solar Thermal System at the Delta House in Brooklyn, New York

In 2012, SunMaxx Solar in conjunction with Voltaic Solaire completed a solar hot water installation at The Delta House in Brooklyn, New York . The Installation, which was contracted and designed by Green developer Mark Robinson at Voltaic Solaire, used 4 ThermoPower VDF’s, 2 TitanPowerPlus SU2’s, and a 120 G dual coil Ptec tank which was used as a pre-heat for an on demand hot water heater. The DHW in this system is being used primarily for two apartments in the Delta building, one studio apartment and one 2-bedroom triplex. This is the first mixed-use private development in New York […]

SunMaxx Solar Partners with Voltaic Solaire to Install Solar Thermal System in New York City’s First Self-Powered Building Located in Brooklyn, New York

For Immediate Release—May 29, 2012—Binghamton, New York–SunMaxx Solar, a leading, vertically integrated manufacturer of solar thermal systems and components, is pleased to announce the installation of a solar thermal system at The Delta House in Brooklyn, New York. The install, which was designed by Green developer Voltaic Solaire, is the first mixed-use private development in New York City to combine solar and wind energy, meeting 100% of The Delta’s energy needs—generating its own electricity, hot water and heat. The Solar Thermal Panels gracing the exterior of The Delta, that provides beautiful form as well as solar thermal function, were designed […]

SunMaxx Solar Announces New Solar Training Facility in Binghamton, New York

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 7, 2012– Binghamton, New York – SunMaxx Solar, a leading integrated manufacturer of solar thermal systems and components, is pleased to announce that the company has opened its new solar training facility in Binghamton, New York. The creation of this facility is part of SunMaxx’s continuing effort to make the company’s solar thermal training one of the best in the industry. The 2,000 square foot indoor, training lab was designed with a presentation area and a separate large open space for hands-on system component installation. Lead by SunMaxx educator John Maliwacki, training takes students through […]

SunMaxx Solar Installs Solar Hot Water System at Westchester Community College

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE –March 28, 2012 – Binghamton , NY – SunMaxx Solar, a leading, vertically integrated manufacturer of solar thermal systems and components, is pleased to announce the installation of a solar thermal system at Westchester Community College in Valhalla, NY. SunMaxx Solar in conjunction with Intelligent Green Solutions (IGS) worked in conjunction with Westchester Community College in Valhalla, NY to plan, design and install a solar thermal system on the college’s physical education building. The installation is a large solar thermal system that includes 66 TitanPowerPlus 2.4 Flat Plate Solar Collectors and 3×500 Gallon Solar Hot Water Storage […]

SunMaxx Installs Solar Thermal Installation at Westchester Community College

SunMaxx Solar in conjunction with Intelligent Green Solutions (IGS) worked with Westchester Community College in Valhalla, NY to plan, design and install a solar thermal system on the college’s physical education building. The installation is a large solar thermal system that includes 66 TitanPowerPlus 2.4 Flat Plate Solar Collectors and 3×500 Gallon Solar Hot Water Storage Tanks. The solar thermal system is a solar pre-heat domestic hot water system that offsets the hot water energy costs of Westchester Community College’s physical education building. The new solar thermal system will dramatically reduce the building’s operating costs, as well project the college’s […]

SunMaxx Solar Announces Solar Thermal Storage Tank Manufacturing Facility in Binghamton , NY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE –March 15, 2012 – Binghamton , NY – SunMaxx Solar, a leading, vertically integrated manufacturer of solar thermal systems and components, is pleased to announce that the company now manufactures non-pressure storage tanks out of their Binghamton, New York facility . SunMaxx manufactures a variety of solar hot water storage tanks designed for commercial and government installations. Combining both European and U.S. technology, the new tanks store large amounts of solar energy at lower temperatures, which will reduce costs and improve quality and overall performance of the solar systems. The non pressure storage tanks are the perfect […]

SunMaxx Solar Installs Solar Thermal System in Brewerton , NY

In 2010, a residential Solar Thermal System was installed in Brewerton, NY using 6 of SunMaxx Solar’s SM-30 Evacuated Tubes. The system, which was designed by Owen Pugh, President at Alternative Power Solutions, was a STSS 512 gallon tank with multiple submerged coils. The collector installation included DPW Multi-pole mounted SunMaxx Solar racking system, using a closed loop , propylene glycol freeze control and Delta controls energy Management system .

SunMaxx Solar Installs Solar Thermal System in Watertown , NY

In 2009, a residential Solar Thermal System was installed in Watertown, NY using 4 of SunMaxx Solar’s SM-30 Evacuated Tubes. The system, which was designed by Owen Pugh, President at Alternative Power Solutions, was a STSS 328 gallon tank with multiple submerged coils. The collector installation included Ground-mounted SunMaxx Solar racking system, using a closed loop, propylene glycol freeze control and STSS Energy Management Control.

SunMaxx Solar Installs Solar thermal System in Cortland , NY

In 2009, a residential Solar Thermal System was installed in Cortland, NY using 4 of SunMaxx Solar’s SM-30 Evacuated Tubes. The system, which was designed by Owen Pugh, President at Alternative Power Solutions, was a STSS 328 gallon tank with multiple submerged coils. The collector installation included Roof-mounted SunMaxx Solar racking system, using a closed loop, propylene glycol freeze control and STSS Energy Management Control.

SunMaxx Solar Installs Solar Thermal System in Brownville, NY

In 2008, a residential Solar Thermal System was installed in Brownville, NY using 4 of SunMaxx Solar’s AP-30 Evacuated Tubes collectors. The system, which was designed by Owen Pugh, President at Alternative Power Solutions, was a STSS of 3 superstor 80 gallon indirect tank. The collector installation included pole-mounted SunMaxx Solar racking system, using a closed loop, propylene glycol freeze control and STSS Energy Management Control.

SunMaxx Solar Installs Solar Thermal System in Canastota, NY

In 2009, a residential Solar Thermal System was installed in Canastota, NY using 4 of SunMaxx Solar’s SM-30 Evacuated Tubes. The system, which was designed by Owen Pugh, President at Alternative Power Solutions, was a STSS 328 gallon tank with multiple submerged coils. The collector installation included ground-mounted SunMaxx Solar racking system, using a closed loop, propylene glycol freeze control and STSS Energy Management Control.

SunMaxx Solar Installs Solar Thermal System in Clinton , NY

In 2008, a residential Solar Thermal System was installed in Clinton, NY using 3 of SunMaxx Solar’s SM-25 Evacuated Tubes. The system, which was designed by Owen Pugh, President at Alternative Power Solutions, was a STSS 2*120 gallon superstor tanks with indirect coils. The collector installation included Roof-mounted SunMaxx Solar racking system, using a closed loop, propylene glycol freeze control.

SunMaxx Solar Installs Solar Thermal System in Clayton, NY

In 2009, a residential Solar Thermal System was installed in Clayton, NY using 6 of SunMaxx Solar’s SM-30 Evacuated Tubes. The system, which was designed by Owen Pugh, President at Alternative Power Solutions, was a STSS 415 gallon tank with multiple submerged coils. The collector installation included Roof-mounted SunMaxx Solar racking system, using a closed loop, propylene glycol freeze control and STSS Energy Management Control.

SunMaxx Solar Installs Solar Thermal System At Brightly Farms in Hamlin, NY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – February 28, 2012 – Binghamton, NY – SunMaxx Solar, a leading, vertically integrated manufacturer of solar thermal systems and components, is pleased to announce the installation of a solar thermal system at Brightly Farms. The project was contracted by Matt Beres at Simply Solar Systems who designed and installed the system after a faulty wood and fuel oil heating system burned the vegetable farm’s repair shop to the ground in the fall of 2010. When Brightly Farms’ new shop was being designed, a key component was the heating system. Simply Solar Systems approached Brightly Farms with […]

Funding News For New York State

NYSERDA (New York State Energy Research and Development Authority) made the announcement that will benefit many installers in the SunMaxx family or wanting to join the SunMaxx Family. $600,00 has been allocated towards fossil fuels. This is a first come first serve basis call NYSERDA now to get money reserved. http://www.nyserda.org/default.asp Any oil, propane and natural gas customers qualify.

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

In September of 2009 SunMaxx Solar was pleased to be selected to provide the evacuated tubes 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-VHP30 evacuated tubes from SunMaxx Solar on the roof of the Welcome Center. “The collectors are connected to the building’s heating water system.  The heating system for the building is primary in floor hot water radiant heat. “ according to Chad Fikes of M./E Engineering. Once completed the system was reviewed by Intelligent Green Solutions […]

SunMaxx Solar Present at the Farmers Market in Ithaca, NY

Ithaca NY, June 8th 2011 – Showcase Tompkins is the BIGGEST & Best annual business trade show in Tompkins County. Attendance for this event has been above 400 for the last two years. Held at the Farmers Market in Ithaca, NY this year, it attracted more visitors on June 8th because it was free to the public. Showcase Tompkins was the unique opportunity to display products and services, interact with business colleagues and community members. The Ithaca Farmer’s Market is a cooperative with 150 vendors who live within 30 miles of Ithaca, New York. Built entirely by volunteer labor, the […]

SunMaxx Solar Donates Solar Flat Plates to Sidney High School

Sydney, NY May 5, 2011 SunMaxx Solar has once again partnered with Sidney High School to help create awareness in the Solar energy field. Science Teachers Rich Townsend and Jay Waltz from Sidney High School have been awarded a grant for the purchase and implementation of a solar hot water heating system as well as a solar lighting system from SunMaxx to help heat the science trailer during the winter months. The goal of the project is to begin training our students in the renewable energy field. Solar heating systems will become immensely popular in the US and Sidney High […]

SunMaxx Solar’s CEO Adam Farrell Speaks in Summit at Cornell University

Ithaca, NY March 31, 2011 SunMaxx Solar’s CEO Adam Farrell participated in the We Live NY Summit held at Cornell University’s Statler Hotel from March 24-26, 2011. Attracting the bright entrepreneurial minds of Cornell University, the summit aimed to foster an environment where successful NY business leaders could impart their wisdom and experiences of establishing their companies to the next generation of entrepreneurs. In this harsh economic environment, many students are looking to make their own opportunities. Armed with questions from how to find funding to how to utilize community resources, these young entrepreneurs eagerly listened to the experiences the […]

SunMaxx Solar Announces New Solar Thermal Logistics Center in Binghamton, NY

SunMaxx Solar announces their new logistics center located in the Binghamton, NY triple cities area near IBM’s original headquarters! The new logistics center will bring added savings and improved deliverer times to all customers located in the Northern states. In 2011, SunMaxx Solar will maintain larger inventory levels of all items based on feedback from our customers in 2010. Mr. Farrell, CEO of SunMaxx Solar and Mr. Mischensky, CEO of GEO-TEC Solar Industries will continue to develop their northeastern operations to improve logistics and customer support. The facility will be in full operation December 27th, 2010.

NYSERDA Anounces New York State Solar Thermal Incentive Program!

NYSERDA Announces New York State Solar Thermal Incentive Program! NYSERDA and the State of New York have just announced the PON 2149 “The First Solar Thermal Incentive Program in New York State”. The program is a 5 year, 25 million dollar solar thermal program with system incentives from 4,000 up to 25,000 dollars. NYSEIA and NYSERDA have been working extensively recently to discuss the incentives necessary to jump start the solar thermal market. The two organizations have also discussed several other important topics to increase solar thermal awareness in New York such as streamlining the paperwork process, alternative certifications to […]

Beacon Housing Authority to Improve Energy Efficiency with SunMaxx Solar

Energy-efficient improvements are on tap for two Beacon Housing Authority (BHA) developments, thanks to federal stimulus funds totaling $735,000 provided from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act through a competitive grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Ron Traudt, the housing authority’s executive director, said the money will be used for improvements in the Hamilton Fish Plaza and Forrestal Heights housing complexes. BHA manages 245 public housing apartments and provides Section 8 rental assistance to over 300 families living in their jurisdiction. “We are very proud of being able to make energy-saving improvements,” he said. Residents who […]

SunMaxx Solar CEO Adam Farrell to Present at 2010 Advanced Energy Conference

October 29, 2010 Government, business, and non-profit leaders will come together to discuss energy opportunities and challenges at the 2010 Advanced Energy Conference. The conference will take place at the New York Hilton in New York, NY, November 8-9. Featured speakers will discuss the continuing evolution of the new energy landscape, bringing their unique insights to a broad range of energy issues that impact the economy, job market, environment, and homeland security. Adam Farrell, CEO of SunMaxx Solar, will be among the featured speakers at the conference. His topic of discussion, “Commercial Solar Thermal System Design & System Optimization”, will […]

New York’s Solar Thermal Roadmap layed out with the help of SunMaxx CEO Adam Farrell

New York State and it’s future in solar has been well planned out for the year’s to come with the help of SunMaxx Solar CEO Adam Farrell. The plan has been devised to help push New York to be one of the leading states in the country as far as solar energy is concerned. The plan was proposed to greatly increase the amount of solar thermal technology in the state opening up possibly thousands of green jobs and creating as much as $2.6 Billion in revenue for the U.S. in a few short years. The article below, written by David Appleyard, […]

SunMaxx Solar Wins State Award for Best in Class 2010

A SunMaxx Solar Thermal System won Best In State for 2010 government solar projects. The New York Solar Energy Industries Association (NYSEIA) announced this week that the SunMaxx ThermoPower-VHP30 system (with a total of 1,440 evacuated solar tube collectors) installed at Wallkill Correctional Facility in Wallkill, NY, was the best in its class in design, impact and total reduction in fossil fuel use. The system will average 1.6 million BTU’s per day of free solar energy. The system was designed as a pilot project directive from Commissioner John C. Egan of the New York State Office of General Services (OGS). […]

SunMaxx Solar CEO Adam Farrell Breaks new Ground in Developing New York State Solar Thermal Incentives

As chair of the New York State Solar Thermal Road Map’s Private Sector Workgroup, SunMaxx Solar CEO Adam Farrell is making ground-breaking strides toward bringing revolutionary incentives to New York’s emerging solar thermal industry. The work group, whose goal is to spur investment in solar thermal installations, is preparing to announce an innovative incentive package that will drive millions of dollars in investment in solar thermal systems around the state. Backed by SunMaxx Solar’s extensive experience manufacturing and installing solar thermal systems in addition to that of other private industry specialists, Mr. Farrell brings a vital perspective to the work […]

Silicon Solar’s Todd Paternoster Speaks To Sidney Elementary Students About Renewable Energy

Todd Paternoster, Solar Thermal Training Manager at Silicon Solar Inc, was invited to the 5th grade students at Sidney Elementary School, where they had just started a new unit on renewable energy and ecological conservation. Mr. Paternoster has been traveling the United States, training solar installers as part of Silicon Solar’s solar thermal training and solar classes program.

Silicon Solar Donates $17,000+ In Solar Collectors To Local YMCA

Silicon Solar Inc recently made a donation of ten SunMaxx-30 evacuated tube solar collectors to the Broome County YMCA in Binghamton, NY. The new solar hot water heating system is part of more than $1,000,000 that the YMCA has invested in energy efficiency upgrades.

Silicon Solar & Sidney High School Partnership

The recent partnership between Silicon Solar Inc, manufacturer of SunMaxx Solar Hot Water Systems and Sidney High School has attracted the attention of the New York Media. The Daily Star, Oneonta NY’s daily newspaper recently featured an article by Staff Writer Mark Boshnack, which outlined and applauded the partnership and its benefits to the students of Sidney High School and the education system across the United States.

Silicon Solar & SunMaxx Make Headlines at Local Business Fair

Silicon Solar Inc. and the SunMaxx Solar Hot Water Team made headlines at a local Business Expo held in Sidney, NY. The Silicon Solar Crew was featured in a local newspaper following the show, profiling the company’s involvement in educating local residents about the benefits of Solar Energy in the region and their dedication to helping Upstate New York regain much of its vitality through a greater presence in the renewable energy field. Each member of the company is a firm believer that the local community could benefit greatly from an increased reliance on renewable energy technologies, not on expensive […]

Sidney High School Partners With Silicon Solar Inc

Sidney High School, a small school in Upstate New York, was recently given a state-of-the-art SunMaxx Thermosyphon Solar Hot Water System. The Solar System, which incorporates a solar collector and an integrated solar hot water storage tank, is widely used for its economic and ecological benefits in countries around the world, but will be used for educational purposes at Sidney High School.

SunMaxx Solar works with Cornell University to Move Beyond Coal

SunMaxx Solar joined members of the Cornell Community to celebrate progress on the Cornell Climate Action Plan including a new Solar Hot Water System recently installed on the new Combined Heat and Power Plant. The team from SunMaxx Solar joined University President Skorton, state officials, environmental leaders and media at Cornell University on Friday, Jan. 15 to celebrate progress on Cornell’s Climate Action Plan (CAP). The new Combined Heat and Power Project utilizes a SunMaxx Evacuated Tube Solar Thermal system to heat the facility. These projects are part of Cornell University’s aggressive efforts towards moving beyond coal. A SunMaxx Evacuated […]

SunMaxx Solar Installs Solar Thermal System at Cornell CCHP

SunMaxx Solar Installed a Solar Thermal System at Cornell University using 16 collectors, 480 Tubes, and SunMaxx Solar Evacuated Tubes. The combined heat and waste plant at Cornell Utilizes Evacuated tubes to produce domestic hot water as well as supplement space heating requirements across various buildings on campus.

SunMaxx Solar Installs Solar Hot Water System at the Broome County YMCA

SunMaxx Solar in conjunction with Eastern Energy Solutions, installed a Solar Hot Water System at the Broome County YMCA in Binghamton , New York which included 10 SunMaxx ThermoPower-VHP30 evacuated tube collectors , 300 tubes and Evacuated Tubes as part of a solar thermal system designed to supplement the domestic hot water heating costs of the facility, allowing additional budget money to be used for service and facility upgrades. The system is large enough to provide 140 million BTUs of heat energy annually – enough to heat 218,000 gallons of water each year. The solar hot water heating system will […]

Wallkill Prison Solar Thermal System Installation

The SunMaxx Solar System, located at the Wallkill Correctional Facility (Ulster County) seeks to harness the power of the sun to meet the hot water needs of the 608-bed, medium security men’s prison.  The system includes 1440 evacuated tubes in 3 pods of 16 collectors arranged in 3 rows of 4 collectors. The system does not contain storage, an innovative design strategy that was implemented given the load profile of the facility. A glycol/water solution is circulated through the durable, closed-loop system, and is capable of preheating vast volumes of water used for showers, laundry, and kitchen facilities. On the […]

Father Gordon Installs Solar Thermal Thermosyphon System on His Home

Join us as we talk briefly with Father Gordon about his Thermosyphon System installed at his residential home. Video Transcript SunMaxx Solar testimonial with Father Gordon Todd: Hi this is Todd Paternoster with SunMaxx Solar, here in Sidney, New York, doing a little solar tour. We happened to run into our very own Father Gordon from the Sacred Heart Parish. Father Gordon was one of our early customers back then. A few years ago he installed a couple of thermal siphons. Father Gordon: Two years and a summer, yes. Todd: Very good. He installed a couple of thermal siphons. One’s […]

Dr. Benham and the Solar Thermal System on His Home

Join us as we talk with Dr. Stephen Benham and discuss the importance of his system. Video Transcript SunMaxx Testimonial with Dr. Stephen Benham Todd: Hi this is Todd Paternoster with SunMaxx Solar, continuing with our Sidney New York Solar Tour. This is one of the pioneers, Dr. Stephen Benham…one of the SunMaxx certified installers installed for him a 180-square foot solar thermal system tied into two tanks. He’s got a 275 (gallon) non-pressurized tank, and an 80-gallon pressurized tank. He’s got four collectors on the roof and two on the ground. Here’s Dr. Benham right now, so thanks for […]

George and the Solar Thermal System Install on His Apartment Building In Sidney NY

Join us as we talk with George Edwards in Sidney, NY to talk about the solar thermal system installed on his apartment building. George talks about installing the system himself and the support he received from SunMaxx Solar wall installing his solar thermal system. Video Transcript SunMaxx Testimonial with George Edwards Todd: Todd Paternoster with SunMaxx Solar, continuing the Sidney Solar Tour. We ran into another homeowner, George Edwards, who installed the system on his own. It was a pretty big undertaking for anybody, let alone someone who wasn’t necessarily a certified installer. I don’t know, I can’t think of […]

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