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30/08/2014 | News, Newsletter October 2014
Solar cooling for Desert Mountain Highschool, USA
The 1750 kW solar cooling system installed by SOLID in Arizona is now the world’s most powerful solar cooling system in operation.

Desert Mountain High School in Arizona is located in one of the hottest places in the USA and in summer, temperatures reach more than 40 °C. The system was designed to cover the complete cooling load in summer, when the school is only partially used. The rest of the time, teaching times correspond perfectly to the operation hours of the 4 865 m² solar plant and the solar cooling plant is supported by the existing electric chillers. The collectors installed are double glazed large scale collectors, most of them from Ökotech, the rest from ARCON.

The investment cost of the turnkey installation represented approximately 10 Mio. USD, financed by SOLID Invest and Raiffeisen US Finance. SOLID is owner and operator of the system and sells the energy to the school. The solar cooling system is also supported by the local utility company Arizona Public Service. The subsidy consists in a reward per metered energy produced over a period of 10 years, which presents the advantage of guaranteeing the subsidy only to well-performing systems. The utility on the other hand benefits from the reduction of the peak load on its electricity grid.

More information: www.solid.at
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