Chromasun says its MCT solar panels, which provide thermal energy, have been installed on a solar and natural-gas powered air-conditioning project at the Crow Canyon Medical Center in Danville, Calif. The system is expected to significantly offset the current operating costs of the building's existing electric chiller system.
Customized lease financing was arranged by Chromasun for the project, which was installed by Richmond, Calif.-based SunWater Solar.
Seventy-five Chromasun MCT solar panels were installed on the roof of the five-story medical center building in a single day. A 50-ton absorption chiller that is capable of being fired either by solar energy or natural gas will also be installed. Because this chiller can be supplemented with gas when the sun is not shining, it can provide heating and cooling on a 24/7 basis, Chromasun says.