Petach Tikva, 2 Apr. 2014
TIGI, the Honeycomb Collector company, today announced it has completed the installation of a commercial solar hot water system in Israel.
The system – a 40 m² collector array – is installed in Kibbutz Urim, and provides heat for a commercial laundry. Each day the laundry uses 5 m³ of water at 80 °C. In sunny summer days the system is designed to supply 100% of the energy needs of the laundry. If needed, additional energy is provided by an on-line gas heater.
The first few days of operation show very good performance. In some of the days (in March) the water temperature in the tank reached above 90 °C (!).