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Renewable Energy Modeling for Students
 
Project Introduction
Project Name: Acalanes High School Solar Project
Location: Lafayette, CA
Installed: 2016
Project Developer: Maktinta Energy
CSI Thermal Rebate: $120,000
 
Acalanes High School is a public secondary school located in Lafayette, California, United States, in the San Francisco Bay Area, within Contra Costa County. Acalanes was the first of four high schools established in the Acalanes Union High School District. It was built in 1940 on what was then a tomato field. The school was built using Federal government funds with labor provided by the Works Project Administration, the largest and most ambitious New Deal agency introduced by the Roosevelt administration. 

Renewable Energy Modeling for Students
The Acalanes Union High School District initiated large solar projects at each of the comprehensive high schools during the summer of 2016. The projects allow the High School to substantially reduce their carbon footprint, realize significant savings in general fund operating costs, and model the use of renewable energy to the students.

The solar array of 160 collectors provide heat to the school's pool year round.  The system deploys a Solar Brain controller operating the solar pump via a variable frequency drive to adjust the flow through the solar array to maximize heat production. The system is self-monitoring pushing notification to the installer and the maintenance team when it detects any divination from normal operating range. 

The system provides 20,000 Therms/Yr with total savings estimated at $30,000 annually eliminating  4,000 metric tons of carbon emissions  

Project Summary:
Location: 1200 Pleasant Hill Road, Lafayette, CA 94549
Application: Pool
Solar Collectors: 160 SunEarth Oasis PP 48 Collectors
System Format: Solar pre-heated water for pool & Locker Room's
Pool Size: 400,000 gallons
Controller: Maktinta Solar Brain
Metering Equipment: Maktinta solar Brain
Pump: 10 HP
Variable Frequency Drive (VFD): Pentair
Annual energy Savings: 17,200 Therms
CSI Rebate: $120,000
Rated Power Output: 47.25ft2*160 =7,560ft2/10.76 * 0.7 = 491.82kwh
 
Contact Information: 
SunEarth  www.sunearthinc.com
 
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Maktinta Energy https://www.maktinta.com/
 
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Maktinta is a provider of commercial pools, solar thermal and agriculture cloud based control and monitoring

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