Industrial rooftop solar solutions company Chromasun and its partners have activated a 60-collector solar thermal system at Santa Clara University (SCU) in the US state of California, to heat water efficiently and reduce carbon emissions.

The solar thermal project has been completed under the California Solar Initiative-Thermal (CSI-T) program.

California-based solar thermal integrator SunWater Solar has installed Chromasun MCT collectors, that will produce an estimated 6,727 therms of energy annually and heat water to 200 degrees Fahrenheit for Benson Memorial Center’s dining services.

In addition, the construction management company Gordon Prill and mechanical contractor Therma installed most other components of the SCU system, including copper piping and collector mounts.

The solar collectors are manufactured at a Chromasun facility in San Jose area in the state.

The lightweight, low-profile MCT module is a utility-scale flat-plate solar thermal collector packaged for rooftop deployment that utilizes solar energy for commercial and industrial cooling, space heating and hot water needs.

California Solar Energy Industries Association executive director Sue Kateley said the CSI-T program is an important tool that in partnership with compelling solar thermal technologies like these from Chromasun will help pave the way towards an affordable clean energy future.

Chromasun is a developer and manufacturer of rooftop friendly high performance solar solutions.