Washington Lee University
|Application||Domestic hot water, space heating, dehumidification|
|Product||40 Thermomax Heat Pipe collectors|
The largest solar thermal installation in Virginia at the time of installation, this system generates approximately 50% of the heating load for Washington & Lee University’s undergraduate library. The heat generated by the system is used to preheat incoming outside air in the colder months and reheat air that has been cooled down for dehumidification in the warmer months.
The solar thermal system on Leyburn Library is comprised of 1,200 evacuated tubes for a total of over 1,800 ft2 of gross collector area and a maximum output of approximately 360,000 BTU per hour.