29 Mar '17, 6pm

Palm Springs Cultural Center replaces old #HVAC system with #solar+storage solution

Palm Springs Cultural Center replaces old #HVAC system with #solar+storage solution

Ice Energy , a provider of distributed thermal energy storage solutions, and Horizon Solar Power , a California-based solar installer, have completed the installation of a solar-plus-storage system at the Palm Springs Cultural Center in California’s Coachella Valley. The project features 73.6 kW of solar panels and five Ice Energy Ice Bear 30s, integrated heating, cooling and energy storage systems that have replaced the center’s outdated HVAC system. During the day, the solar PV supplies the energy needs of the center, including charging the Ice Bears. In the evening, the Ice Bears provide up to four hours of cooling using a fraction of the electricity normally needed, according to Ice Energy. Five ground-mounted, 480-gallon Ice Bear 30s replaced the Cultural Center’s old HVAC system. “We’re witnessing a trend in which the incentives for solar power export are decreasing,...

Full article: http://solarindustrymag.com/cultural-center-replaces-hvac...

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