2011-12-22 / Front Page

Solar Power Will Heat FCMC Water

Craig Paylor donates solar system
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FCMC Foundation board members get a firsthand view of the new solar panels installed due to the generosity of local resident Craig Paylor. Pictured from left: Brett Cornelius; Andy Washabaugh; Spence Perry, chairman; Robert Roush, executive director; Helen Overly, vice chair; Craig Paylor; FCMC maintenance director Mike Chilcote; and FCMC President and CEO Jason F. Hawkins. FCMC Foundation board members get a firsthand view of the new solar panels installed due to the generosity of local resident Craig Paylor. Pictured from left: Brett Cornelius; Andy Washabaugh; Spence Perry, chairman; Robert Roush, executive director; Helen Overly, vice chair; Craig Paylor; FCMC maintenance director Mike Chilcote; and FCMC President and CEO Jason F. Hawkins. In an effort to continue working on “green” solutions and cost-saving measures, FCMC has unveiled its newest project: ENE solar collector technology. This technology provided by EarthNet Energy, of Chambersburg, Pa., will heat the thousands of gallons of water used every day by the facility.

The water is heated by the solar collectors mounted on the roof of the building. The solar collectors produce one of the highest BTU outputs in the market. This leads to fewer roof penetrations, less weight per square foot and a smaller footprint. The ENE customized collector allows for additional angle adjustability and diversity of the evacuated tube for capturing more of the sun’s energy and is an instant return on investment due to the donation of the system by Craig Paylor.

“FCMC was a great location to install this system. There is excellent sun exposure. This has been one of the nicest applications in the state,” stated Brian McNew, president, EarthNet Energy. He went on to say, “The folks at FCMC were great to work with and very helpful and excited about the project. The system was up and running this past Monday and is the first commercial project completed in Fulton County. We have three more in the area that we are working with, including three dairy farms and a school district. Also, we have 119 installs in surrounding counties and throughout Pennsylvania. We hope to have not only hot water but heat and air-conditioning solutions in the near future to further save businesses on energy costs as well as reduce the environmental footprint.”

About EarthNet Energy

EarthNet Energy manufactures, distributes, trains and promotes the use of solar thermal products. The company uses a laser and is a robotic manufacturing facility making efficient, effective, competitive solar products for commercial, industrial, institutional, agricultural and residential markets.

Using advanced technology, American ingenuity and domestic production, EarthNet Energy promotes the advancement of solar thermal products that are reliable, durable and economically priced in an international market.

For more information, visit the company’s Web site at www.earthnetenergy.net. EarthNet’s corporate headquarters are located at 95 Brim Boulevard, Chambersburg, PA 17201.

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