Solar Thermal

Solar thermal technology captures the sun’s heat and converts it into mechanical energy from for heating or production of electricity. At Southeastern we have five solar thermal systems designed for heating. The largest one is located atop of the kinesiology building using the heat to warm the pool and has saved more than $45,000 in energy costs over the last five years. At the Biology building and the Horticulture Center, we have passive systems that are used to warm our greenhouses- keeping our plants alive. At Cardinal Newman Hall the system provides warm water to our students to take showers and regular uses. At the Sustainability Center, we have one for education and demonstration.