The Solaqua Campus sits along the Stonykill (creek) in Chatham, NY, in the heart of the Hudson Valley, on the site of the former century-
The primary site is over one quarter mile long, containing over 100,000 square feet arrayed in nearly 1,000 feet of contiguous buildings, including three freestanding structures, on a 40-
In 2007 $250,000 was invested in the development of the first carbon-
The carbon neutral 20,000 sf building, which is home to Sundog Cider, Sundog Solar and Kling Magnetics, is going into the fourth year of being heated with waste vegetable oil from restaurants. Over 3 billion gallons of waste vegetable oil is produced annually in the US. If we could collect all those gallons and use them to replace the energy equivalent of petroleum, almost 1% of conventional US oil consumption could be offset! We have expanded our used vegetable oil collection efforts into the Capital District and doubled our collection. The oil-
A solar thermal demonstration project is underway at the Solaqua campus comparing two solar thermal collector technologies: flat plate and evacuated tubes solar thermal collectors. The three arrays function side-
Even though we live in the Northeast, the summers can get HOT! Cooling is a necessity for most buildings but it’s very expensive. In home air-
Thanks to our innovative heating and cooling processes and 127.6 kW of solar electric, our cider mill is 100% solar powered and carbon neutral.