Monday, August 10, 2009

solar powered gym boulder: movement climbing & fitness

Movement Climbing & Fitness here in Boulder Colorado is the world's first renewable energy powered gym.

Lighthouse Solar has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with the inventors of the gym. The energy required to power the gym will be harnessed by a 100KW photovoltaic array and water is heated in a 90-sq-ft evacuated tube solar thermal system.

The solar systems are owned by Lighthouse Solar and the building owners purchase the energy the photovoltaic and solar thermal systems produce. Since the system is installed on the building, the gym owners pay a fixed power cost, which is 10% below the current grid electrical rate.

Designed by Jim Logan Architects, the facilities in the climbing gym are state-of-the-art. The building incorporates smart and energy-efficient lighting systems. A heat exchanger is integrated to utilize outside air to cool or warm the interior. The electrical consumption of the building is displayed on a monitor at the entrance of the building.

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