25 May '14, 6pm

Climate-Resilient Solar Hot Water Systems at Firehouses Save NYC Money, Cut Carbon

Despite its obscurity, solar hot water heating is a great technology — cost-effective, pollution-free, climate-resilient. And that’s why we’re celebrating New York City’s recent installation of solar hot water systems on the roofs of five firehouses in the Rockaways section of Queens. All five had been damaged by Hurricane Sandy, with four of them suffering from extensive flooding that required repairs to equipment housed in their basements, including furnaces and boilers. A new climate-resilient, solar hot water heating system on the roof of Engine Company 329 in New York City's Rockaways neighborhood will not only save New York money and cut greenhouse gases, it will make sure firefighters have access to hot water when they need it most. That’s where solar hot water heating is coming to the rescue. “The firehouses in the Rockaways are ideal sites for solar hot water heat...

Full article: http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2014...

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