Here is a graphic depicting how arrays of solar hot water panels will be used on the roof of one of the buildings. The project developers decided to go with solar thermal, rather than solar electric, panels because shading would significantly affect electrical output. Solar hot water panels are also cheaper and generally pay for themselves quicker. In this case, the solar thermal system is projected to cut hot water heating needs by about 35 percent.
May 23, 2011 4:00 AM PDT
Photo by: Castle Square Tenant Organization
| Caption by: Martin LaMonica
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