Gaylord Hospital is the first hospital in the State of Connecticut to receive state funding through a grant from the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund (CCEF) for a solar thermal hot water system. Providing the design build services to complete this project was the team of CES, The Legacy Mechanical Group (LMG), and Munger Construction.
Gaylord Hospital is the first hospital in the State to install a new solar thermal hot water heating system and is setting an example for healthcare facilities throughout the region. With a construction cost of $550,000, the #323,000 grant received from the CCEF offset the cost tremendously for this non-profit, 137 bed hospital.
70 Solarus Evacuated Tube solar hot water panels have been installed at various locations on the roof at the hospital to ensure optimum solar performance. These panels all feed into a 3,750 gallon storage tank from which hot water is then distributed throughout the building.
The system will reduce the annual hot water needs of the facility by an estimated 65%.