SOLAR ENERGY PROVIDES FUEL FOR HEATING DENVER GARAGE

A bus storage and maintenance facility has been designed with 1,390 solar collectors which capture radiant energy and can provide up to 40 percent of the buildings heating requirements. Measuring approximately three and one half by eight feet each, the collectors combine for a system totaling 39,037 square feet. Predictions show that augmenting the conventional units with the solar energy system can result in savings of 51,000 gallons of No. 2 oil per year. The energy system consists of 4 separate subsystems: solar collector, storage, space heating and boiler. Details of the subsystems are briefly outlined, and the design features of the bus storage and design facility are described.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Metropolitan

    1155 Waukegen Road
    Glenview, IL  USA  60025
  • Publication Date: 1977

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 20-23
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 73
    • Issue Number: 6

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00172151
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 12 1978 12:00AM