U.S. Department of Energy Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Solar Applications to Multiple County Buildings Feasibility Study

This study was requested by Salt Lake County in an effort to obtain a cursory overview of solar electric and solar thermal application possibilities on the rooftops of existing county buildings. The subject buildings represent various County Divisions: Aging Services, Community Services, County Health, County Library, Parks & Recreation, Public Works, County Sheriff and Youth Services. There are fifty two buildings included in the study.

Direction given to the study team by the County was simple: estimate the available roof-top areas of the buildings using a combination of aerial survey and visual inspection; estimate the amount of solar electrical and solar thermal panels that might be installed on un-shaded, unobstructed portions of flat and sloped or curved roof areas; estimate the amount of renewable energy that might be produced; compare the energy production with energy consumption for each of the subject buildings. Salt Lake County provided the team with electrical and natural gas utility records.
 

Location:
Salt Lake County, Utah
United States
Date
September, 2008
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Resource Type
Resource Source
GSBS Architects (prepared for Salt Lake County)
Locations
Salt Lake County,