Case Study - Energy Efficient Apartment Building
Domestic hot water and radiator heating
TAEC supplied and installed a 64-panel solar thermodynamic system for the new build 12-storey apartment block at 40-44 Frederick St, Wellington. The building houses 76 small apartments for 1-2 people, with a total occupancy of 120 people.
The system was commissioned in August 2023 and provides domestic hot water, as well as hot water for radiators, in all the apartments. It comprises 2 Solar Block units, each with 32 solar thermodynamic panels, two 2000L stainless steel hot water tanks with internal heating coil for the domestic hot water, and a 2000L stainless steel hot water tank (with no internal coil) for the central heating.
"We were in search of an eco-friendly solution for heating hot water, and we couldn't be happier with The Alternative Energy Company. The system has helped us to achieve a Homestar rating on our 12-story apartment complex, but also provides efficient and reliable hot water. We highly recommend it to any business who wants to make a positive environmental impact, whilst enjoying the benefits of a top-notch heating system.”
Tony Mui, Construction Management Trainee, McKee Fehl Constructors Ltd