SunMaxx Solar and Johnson Controls Install Solar Thermal Systems at Fort Hood in Killeen, TexasavwFm87mDz
Binghamton, NY USA (December 22, 2011) – 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 Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas.
The project was conducted in conjunction with Johnson Controls and Intelligent Green Solutions. A total of 93 TitanPowerPlus SU2 series flat plate collectors were installed across five buildings, in addition to solar pumping stations and storage tanks. Each building was also outfitted with a custom ballasted drain‐back mounting system designed specifically for the US Military. This solar thermal system was installed for a domestic hot water heating system, which will pre‐heat water for five of Fort Hood’s dining facilities as well as a large pool collector installation. The system was completely installed and commissioned during the Summer of 2011.
“SunMaxx Solar enjoyed working together with both Intelligent Green Solutions and Johnson Controls to ensure a successful installation,” said Ed Gunn, Sales Manager at SunMaxx Solar. “SunMaxx Solar will continue to provide turnkey solutions for various military bases across the country, including upcoming projects at Moody Air Force Base and Fort Bragg.”
Fort Hood is the world’s largest military base and covers a total of 340 square miles in central Texas. The system was installed as part of an energy conservation program to help reduce Fort Hood’s carbon foot print. This was also a pilot study to see the effectiveness of using solar thermal on their base.
“It’s rewarding to see that we are starting to take measures towards implementing a renewable energy strategy at US Military bases!” said Adam Farrell, SunMaxx Solar’s President and CEO.
SunMaxx Solar aims to build a sustainable future for our global community. In today’s energy consuming world, SunMaxx offers world‐class solar energy and renewable products, striving to meet the increasing need for alternative energy sources.