Cliff House Resort and Spa
|Application||Domestic hot water and space heating|
|Client||Cliff House Resort & Spa|
|Installer||Nelson & Small Energy Conservation Products, Inc.|
|Product||70 Thermomax Heat Pipe collectors|
Committed to sustainability and preserving the environment, the 5 star Cliff House Resort & Spa has installed one of Maine’s largest solar thermal systems. The installation uses 2,100 tubes on 70 collectors. This solar installation will save an estimated 11,000 gallons of propane annually and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by more than 140,000 lbs. per year. Solar energy will be used to provide heat and hot water for the Resort’s Spa building, which includes 32 guest rooms and 10 treatment rooms. The Resort estimates it will reduce fossil fuel consumption in this building by 30%. A grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, as well as federal tax credits, helped offset project costs and reduce payback to less than six years.
Kingspan Solar not only supplied the collectors, but designed, specified and supplied all the components, programmed the controls and commissioned the entire system prior to handover, providing the ultimate solar thermal solution.