Hot water, air-con from sun [News]

December 9, 2011 by  
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By Kezia Toh, The Straits Times, 9 Dec 2011.

A school here is enjoying hot water and air-conditioning, courtesy of the sun’s rays.

The newly opened United World College of South East Asia in Tampines now relies on a solar thermal system for all of its hot water and a third of its air-conditioning.

The system, installed by Austrian solar engineering company Solid Asia, cost nearly €5 million (S$8.6 million) and was funded by the Economic Development Board (EDB) and two Austrian banks – Raiffeisen-Landesbank Steiermark and Oesterreichische Kontrollbank.

Mr Julian Peter Whiteley, head of the college, said: ‘It’s been crucial because we’ve been able to teach the students about how you can genuinely achieve sustainability, and not just talk about it.’

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Source: The Straits Times

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