The system uses a shared solar collector array that spans across the detached garages. Heat is collected and then stored in a community Energy Centre in short term storage thermal tanks, as well as in geothermal storage using boreholes. Common heating for the community is then provided by pipes running below ground from the Energy Centre to each home.
The homes in this community are also at least 30 percent more energy efficient than the average Canadian home, which helps make such a project feasible.
via: CBC News
written by bola, March 15, 2007
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