Echo PV, similar to Sydney's new solar project
We love this story out of Sydney, Australia, because it reminds us a lot of what our own Echo PV solar equipment does. In an article released by The Sydney Morning Herald, writer Ben Cubby discusses how a new solar roof project underway in Sydney will make use of the power that is typically wasted to heat both the air and the water in a residence or other structure.
Cubby tells us, “A NEW form of solar panel that warms air and water as well as generating electricity is being developed by Sydney researchers. The twist in the University of NSW project is that the solar cells are integrated into the structural fabric of a building, so rather than being attached to a roof, they are the roof.”
Much like our Phoenix solar installations that use Echo PV, the idea is to use otherwise underutilized air that moves over the home structure. By harnessing this energy, Echo PV in Phoenix–and this new technology in Australia–are able to create vast amounts of energy saving. So guess what, Adair Solar Company in Phoenix is ahead of the curve!
Cubby goes on to tell us more about the project and how it will work, adding, “The project is also looking at carving out a place for Australian manufacture of some products if possible, with several firms monitoring the progress of the research.”
We love the sound of this. Imagine the jobs we could create here in Arizona if we took a page from Sydney’s book. By creating the new technologies right here at home, and using local scientists who are the ones who know everything about how the desert and sun in Arizona work to create energy, we wouldn’t just be creating awesome energy solutions, we’d be creating jobs that Arizonans badly need!
We hope that this new technology will take hold in Sydney and continue to grow from there. Here in Phoenix, Echo PV is a relatively new technology, but one that makes a huge difference for homeowners. If a solar water heater installation in Phoenix can save you hundred per year, imagine what a system that converts unused air moving above your house could do for your utility bills!
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