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The Green Proving Ground program has commissioned Department of Energy National Laboratories to perform real-world measurement and verification of the following technologies in pilot installations in federally-owned buildings. Preliminary technology assessments are available below as PDFs.

 

Preliminary Technology Assessments

PV with Solar Water Heating > This “turnkey” system combines normal roof-mounted photovoltaic panels with thermal heat extractor panels mounted beneath them, thereby collecting both electric and thermal energy within the same footprint. Findings available in 2014.

Honeycomb Solar Thermal Collector > A solar thermal collector generates hot water, which can be used for service water heating (SWH), space heating, or process heat. This product employs a ‘honeycomb’ design that promises greater heat gain on the energy-collecting surface and thus higher efficiencies than traditional flat-plate or evacuated tube collectors. Findings available in 2015.

 

The Green Proving Ground program leverages GSA’s real estate portfolio to evaluate innovative sustainable building technologies.

 

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