Plemmons Student Union Solar Thermal System

(Fall 2005 - Spring 2010)

The PSUST system is comprised of 42, 4x10 flate plate collectors (seven of which are testing experimental glazing technology), three 400 gallon EPDM rubber lined tanks with 9 stainless steel heat exchangers, and over 200 feet of copper pipe. The REI allocated a total of $153,000 towards the project. The PSUST system will provide for the hot water needs of the Plemmons Student Union including McAlister's Deli, Cascades Cafe and the Mt. Mitchell Life Fitness Center. 

Location: 263 Locust Street, Boone
Rated Output: 242,170 Btu/hour nameplate capacity

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Appalachian State University Renewable Energy Initiative

Daniel Johnson Chair 


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