Under the Sun
Back in February, members of the Quixotic team testified before the New York City Council Committee on Environmental Protection. We tried to make a persuasive case that many City-owned buildings are better suited for solar thermal (domestic hot water) systems than for photovoltaic (electric) ones. The same holds true for other city buildings, as we explain below.
Also because of that superior efficiency, solar thermal production is more predictable and reliable than PV production. Solar thermal systems continue to produce some hot water on cloudy days, whereas PV systems cannot produce under those circumstances.
Richard Klein Founder and President Quixotic Systems, Inc.