Apricus Inc., a manufacturer of residential and commercial solar thermal water heaters, says it was selected by seven of the 20 teams that competed in this year's Solar Decathlon in Washington, D.C.
Apricus' solar thermal technology was featured in the hot water contest, during which the competing teams were required to use the system to draw 15 gallons of water in 10 minutes at a temperature of 110 degrees F several times throughout the day.
This contest compiled data from which to rank teams in terms of their houses' solar thermal capabilities. Of the seven teams that used Apricus' solar thermal system to complete this task, three ranked in the top 10 for hot water capability, including Rice University, the University of Missouri and Cornell University. Other teams using Apricus' product included the University of Arizona, Iowa State University, the University of Kentucky and Ohio State University.
SOURCE: Apricus Inc.