Energy Efficiency Reference/Solar/Solar Water Heating

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Solar thermal is a technology that harnesses the sun's energy by using it to heat up a working fluid (i.e. water, oil), then utilizing the hot fluid for process heating, turbine-generate power and a number of other uses.

Example Assessment Recommendation[edit]

Necessary Info (example)[edit]

  • Heat source: steam
  • Steam cost: $0.017 per pound of steam (60 psi)
  • Average ambient (indoor) temperature: 85.5 °F
  • Lap pool water temperature: 80.5 °F
  • Lap pool surface area: 4,500 sq ft
  • Dive pool water temperature: 83.5 °F
  • Dive pool surface area: 1,800 sq ft

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