Solar hot water for every tenant!

Glenforest thermal array from ground
Glenforest thermal array isometric
Glenforest thermal storage tanks

Category: Commercial Hot Water

Client: Killam Properties

Date: Monday, June 1, 2009

Technology: Hot water

The Glenforest Apartments solar thermal array consists of 70 Thermodynamics© commercial hot water heating panels that are rack-mounted to the roof of the building.  This building uses about 11,000 L of hot water every day.

Incoming cold city water is diverted into the solar preheating system before feeding into the natural gas hot water boiler that serves the building.  Since installing this system, hundreds of thousands of dollars have been saved in hot water heating costs, despite natural gas being a relatively cheap fuel to begin with.

Screenshot from monitoring system: