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Plateau thermal array
Plateau thermal array isometric
Plateau construction
Plateau tanks and heat exchanger

Category: Commercial Hot Water

Client: Killam Properties

Date: Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Technology: Hot water

The Plateau Apartments feature a solar thermal array consisting of 40 Thermodynamics© commercial hot water heating panels that are ground-mounted at the base of the building.  This building uses about 5000L 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: