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Magdalena Schools Heat Water and Save Money with ARRA-Funded Solar Thermal Systems (2010)
This case study comes from the New Mexico Energy Department. It looks at how the Magdalena School District installed solar thermal water heating systems in their schools with federal stimulus money.
The Magdalena school is small, with a 124,000 square foot building and about 450 children. The schools hot water was being supplied by 2 propane fueled boilers, one at 600,000 BTUs and one at 1,000,000 BTUs. Now, the school has two 20-gallon heat exchangers, both supplied with water heated by four solar thermal panels, saving the school around 20% on its energy costs.
Author: New Mexico Energy Department
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