Commercial Solar Heating
Perhaps the most feasible investment in solar is for commercial applications. Unlike residential solar heating, commercial solar heating applications tend to have much larger demand that is steady in its requirements and the demand is usually 365 days per year. "Process water heating" is the term used for any commercial solar heating applications. There are literally 100s of commercial applications whereby solar thermal heating can be applied
The principles of solar water heaters are the same in an industrial application as a residential application only the systems are sized much larger. More panels, larger pumps and larger commercial solar storage tanks are the main differences. Most commercial facilities have flat roofs which can be utilized to add a large number of solar water panels. Proper design is important! When building a commercial solar heating system, you need to consult with a solar professional. Northern Lights Solar
Solutions specializes in large scale commercial applications and can ensure the proper sizing and operating temperatures. We utilize our pre-engineered commercial heating designs that allow customers to quickly size and design a project. This process ensures that customers can receive the best performance results with out high added engineering fees and project management costs.
Here is a list of some common Commercial Solar Heating applications:
- Agriculture: Dairy and Livestock industries have a large demand for hot water used to sterilize the operations on a daily basis.
- Solar Car Washes: Hot Water
- Solar Laundromats: Hot Water
- Hotels: Cleaning laundry, dishes, and hot water for the guests
- Restaurants: Dishes
- Breweries: Process Heating
- Food Processing: Sterilizing
- Apartment Complex: Hot water for showers and dishes
- Indoor Pool: Water Heating
- Solar Air conditioning: Using Absorption Chillers, Solar is able to provide the heat for large scale cooling projects