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West Point Military Academy Installs Kingspan Solar Thermal Technology at New Barracks


West Point, the world-renowned US military academy has built a new $200m barracks to house 650 cadets in a move to relieve some crowding, as well as provide additional, flexible accommodation to enable the modernisation of other barracks.

The project team working on the development of the six-storey Davis Barracks wanted to install renewables energy solutions to reduce CO2 emissions as well as provide financial savings over the long-term.

Kingspan Solar’s expert team was invited to survey the site and design and size the system to best suit the barracks’ requirements.

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In the largest Kingspan solar thermal system ever specified in the USA, the team recommended installing 132 x Thermomax HP450-30 Evacuated Tube Collectors to provide hot water. The system was supported by custom Pump Skid comprising controls, duty-standby solar circulation pumps, duty-standby secondary circulation pumps, double wall heat exchanger to transfer the heat from the solar loop to the secondary DHW loop, telemetry, flow meters, etc.

The system is used to pre-heat 3 x 2,000 Gallon Tanks which feed the 3 x 4,000 Gallon DHW Tanks.

The annual solar contribution (T*Sol) is calculated as 1,223.4 MMBtu, with predicted annual CO2 savings of 188,043.22 lbs - equivalent to the CO2 absorbed by circa 3,900 trees per annum.

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