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SunWater Solar staff have been onsite building four 80-collector solar hot water systems on barracks at the U.S. Marine Corps Recruit Depot at Parris Island, South Carolina. This project, one piece of a well-defined strategy within the U.S. military to adopt renewable energy technologies, is SunWater Solar’s largest and most ambitious project yet.

In less than 30 days onsite (and despite extreme heat!) the SunWater Solar team has already installed 240 Heliodyne Gobi 408 collectors across the roofs of three separate barracks. The copper piping that links the collectors to the mechanical rooms has been completed on two of the buildings, and several Heliodyne HCOM commercial pumping stations have been installed.

Throughout June and into July, we will be building out the four mechanical rooms, piping in storage tanks and HCOM units, insulating pipes and hydrotesting all four systems. Special thanks to SunWater Solar superintendent Steve Harrigan and Tony “Cowboy” Owe for posting up in South Carolina this summer to manage the installation of these systems.

 

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Posted On : Friday, June 15, 2012

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