Mounted on the roof of one of the buildings used for athletes during the Olympics, the system produces both electricity and heat energy from the same surface area, beating out regular old PV systems by 200-300% more energy. The system thus reduces payback time, reduces CO2 emissions, and maximizes available surface space. The same building is also home to SolarWall’s conventional air heating system, getting the most eco-bang for its buck.
With worries about athletes breathing in so much scary air over there, having clean-running technology like this is one of those the-more-the-merrier installations.
Via Renewable Energy World; Photo via SolarWall press release
written by Sustainable Home Design, August 05, 2008
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