Solar hot water douses rising energy costs at Madison’s fire stations

Posted on January 16, 2009. Filed under: Solar |


The best location for the solar hot water system turned out to be the sout-facing wall of Fire Station 6.

The best location for the solar hot water system at Station #6 turned out to be the
south-facing wall.

From a Focus on Energy profile of the City of Madison’s installation of solar hot water system on all of the city’s fire stations:

When Madison set out in 2004 to become what Mayor David Cieslewiczcalled a “green capital city,” not one municipal property had yet taken advantage of solar hot water. Four years later, each of Madison’s 11 firehouses is equipped with a solar hot water system, serving anywhere from 45 percent to 60 percent of the buildings’ collective hot water loads and offsetting 205 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions each year. It’s fair to say that no other city in the country has been as aggressive or as successful as Madison in incorporating solar water heating into its municipal buildings.

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Good stuff! These are the systems of yesteryear. Simple, elegant, and functional! We’re having good success with the EnerWorks product. This stuff makes sense in homes and a myriad of other buildings! Check out, http://greenhomesamerica.wordpress.com/2008/09/12/shedding-light-on-solar-hot-water/

Thanks,
Mike


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