600 Gallons of hot water per day, from the sun
|Member Name:||Good Earth Natural Foods Store|
|Project Title:||Solar PV|
|City & State:||Fairfax, CA|
|Date of Installation:||Feb, 2012|
|Rated Output:||1,039 Therms/year|
|Solar Collectors:||16 Schuco, model 271-941|
|Water Tanks:||1 600 Gallon and 2 x 120 Gallon|
|Water Demand Per Day:||600 Gallon|
|Total installed cost:||$51,916|
|Federal tax Credit:||$15,575|
Good Earth Natural Food Store, established in 1969, was located at 1966 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Fairfax, CA, since the year 2000. In 2012, Good Earth moved to 720 Center Blvd, and doubled in size. CCEnergy had installed a solar thermal system on the location at 1966 Sir Francis Drake, so when it came time for Good Earth to decide on a solar company for the hot water system on their new store, CCEnergy was the natural choice.
The solar thermal system was installed at the same time that the construction for the new store occurred, giving CCEnergy a chance to integrate it into the building design.
The system pre-heats water to 120 degrees with the power of the sun, allowing Good Earth to save money and protect natural resources by burning far less oil to heat their water.