SWH system commissioning Power Partners Solar (www.powerpartnerssolar.com) announced today its solar water heating collectors have been installed at Pulaski County Elementary School in Hawkinsville, Georgia, and have been designed to offset 65 percent of the existing energy demand for heating water in the school's cafeteria with solar energy.

The solar water heater circulates food grade (non-toxic) glycol fluid that is heated by the sun.  The system consists of two 120 gallon heat exchange storage tanks that are feeding the existing water heater, which will continue to use conventional energy on cloudy days. The heat exchangers wrapped around the water tanks will allow the solar water heating to operate on all sunny days, even when the temperature is below freezing.  The 12 solar collectors will generate 204,000 BTUs on a clear day.

Pulaski County took the extra step of making the collectors easy for students to see so teachers can teach lessons about solar technology, the geometry of the sun's position in the sky and the physics of calculating the energy equations of heating water.

With the encouragement of Pulaski County Commissioner Brooks Bailey, the county's Energy Efficiency Grant Administrator, Hugh Coleman, successfully applied for a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy available under the America Recovery and Re-investment Act of 2009 that funded the solar project for Pulaski County Elementary School's cafeteria.  The funds were administered and distributed in Georgia by the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority.

 

"There is a strong feeling among people living in Pulaski County that use of renewable energy technologies is essential for the United States energy strategy, and that our local governmental and local education system should support these efforts," said Coleman.  "We chose Power Partners' solar collectors in part because they are manufactured in Athens, Georgia, but also because of the company's expertise and enthusiasm for our project and their very competitive proposal."

"Power Partners Solar is proud to have been selected as the solar water heating collector manufacturer for this project," said Steve Hollis, chief executive officer of Power Partners, Inc. "It was great to see the Pulaski County government and the Pulaski County School Board of Education work together to accomplish a project that will benefit school students, teachers and cafeteria staff, and save money for the county."

Complete Resources Solar (www.completeresources.net) of Athens, a Power Partners Approved Dealer, installed the collectors.  Complete Resources Solar is certified by NABCEP (the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners) and has a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) accredited professional.

Power Partners Solar is participating in the American Solar Energy Society's (ASES) National Solar Conference on May 16-18 in Raleigh, NC, at booth 829.  The conference is the longest-running educational event for solar energy professionals in the United States.

Power Partners Solar (www.powerpartnerssolar.com) announced today its solar water heating collectors have been installed at Pulaski County Elementary School in Hawkinsville, Georgia, and have been designed to offset 65 percent of the existing energy demand for heating water in the school's cafeteria with solar energy.

The solar water heater circulates food grade (non-toxic) glycol fluid that is heated by the sun.  The system consists of two 120 gallon heat exchange storage tanks that are feeding the existing water heater, which will continue to use conventional energy on cloudy days. The heat exchangers wrapped around the water tanks will allow the solar water heating to operate on all sunny days, even when the temperature is below freezing.  The 12 solar collectors will generate 204,000 BTUs on a clear day.

Pulaski County took the extra step of making the collectors easy for students to see so teachers can teach lessons about solar technology, the geometry of the sun's position in the sky and the physics of calculating the energy equations of heating water.

With the encouragement of Pulaski County Commissioner Brooks Bailey, the county's Energy Efficiency Grant Administrator, Hugh Coleman, successfully applied for a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy available under the America Recovery and Re-investment Act of 2009 that funded the solar project for Pulaski County Elementary School's cafeteria.  The funds were administered and distributed in Georgia by the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority.

"There is a strong feeling among people living in Pulaski County that use of renewable energy technologies is essential for the United States energy strategy, and that our local governmental and local education system should support these efforts," said Coleman.  "We chose Power Partners' solar collectors in part because they are manufactured in Athens, Georgia, but also because of the company's expertise and enthusiasm for our project and their very competitive proposal."

"Power Partners Solar is proud to have been selected as the solar water heating collector manufacturer for this project," said Steve Hollis, chief executive officer of Power Partners, Inc. "It was great to see the Pulaski County government and the Pulaski County School Board of Education work together to accomplish a project that will benefit school students, teachers and cafeteria staff, and save money for the county."

Complete Resources Solar (www.completeresources.net) of Athens, a Power Partners Approved Dealer, installed the collectors.  Complete Resources Solar is certified by NABCEP (the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners) and has a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) accredited professional.

Power Partners Solar is participating in the American Solar Energy Society's (ASES) National Solar Conference on May 16-18 in Raleigh, NC, at booth 829.  The conference is the longest-running educational event for solar energy professionals in the United States.

Power Partners Solar (www.powerpartnerssolar.com) announced today its solar water heating collectors have been installed at Pulaski County Elementary School in Hawkinsville, Georgia, and have been designed to offset 65 percent of the existing energy demand for heating water in the school's cafeteria with solar energy.

The solar water heater circulates food grade (non-toxic) glycol fluid that is heated by the sun.  The system consists of two 120 gallon heat exchange storage tanks that are feeding the existing water heater, which will continue to use conventional energy on cloudy days. The heat exchangers wrapped around the water tanks will allow the solar water heating to operate on all sunny days, even when the temperature is below freezing.  The 12 solar collectors will generate 204,000 BTUs on a clear day.

Pulaski County took the extra step of making the collectors easy for students to see so teachers can teach lessons about solar technology, the geometry of the sun's position in the sky and the physics of calculating the energy equations of heating water.

With the encouragement of Pulaski County Commissioner Brooks Bailey, the county's Energy Efficiency Grant Administrator, Hugh Coleman, successfully applied for a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy available under the America Recovery and Re-investment Act of 2009 that funded the solar project for Pulaski County Elementary School's cafeteria.  The funds were administered and distributed in Georgia by the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority.

Power Partners Solar Collectors being installed"There is a strong feeling among people living in Pulaski County that use of renewable energy technologies is essential for the United States energy strategy, and that our local governmental and local education system should support these efforts," said Coleman.  "We chose Power Partners' solar collectors in part because they are manufactured in Athens, Georgia, but also because of the company's expertise and enthusiasm for our project and their very competitive proposal."

"Power Partners Solar is proud to have been selected as the solar water heating collector manufacturer for this project," said Steve Hollis, chief executive officer of Power Partners, Inc. "It was great to see the Pulaski County government and the Pulaski County School Board of Education work together to accomplish a project that will benefit school students, teachers and cafeteria staff, and save money for the county."

Complete Resources Solar (www.completeresources.net) of Athens, a Power Partners Approved Dealer, installed the collectors.  Complete Resources Solar is certified by NABCEP (the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners) and has a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) accredited professional.

Power Partners Solar is participating in the American Solar Energy Society's (ASES) National Solar Conference on May 16-18 in Raleigh, NC, at booth 829.  The conference is the longest-running educational event for solar energy professionals in the United States.

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