Transpired Solar Collection System2018-09-06T01:25:43+00:00

Project Description

Project Details

Description Defense
Energy Management
Renewable Technologies Evaluation
Location DLA Distribution Susquehanna, PA


Paul F. Hutchins, PhD, PE, CEM, LEED AP
Energy Management

Transpired Solar Collection System

RS&H served as the design-build Designer of Record for the largest induction solar wall in the United States.

Four solar thermal collectors were added onto Building 2001, a massive 1.7-million-square-foot warehouse, at the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Distribution Susquehanna. The collectors were mounted on the wall, totaling approximately 55,000 square feet. The solar wall uses forced air to ventilate a wall cavity, driving heated air to rise and be utilized in the HVAC system as pretreated outside air in winter with a bypass for summer heat rejection.

The US Army forecasts the solar wall to save DLA $350,000 in annual energy costs.

Read more about the project on the Army’s website.