Prairie Band Pottawatomie Nation
Prairie Band Potawatomie Nation is committed to environmental stewardship, as well as fiscal responsibility. So when PBP turned to McElroy’s for a new heating solution to its 98,000-gallon Boys and Girls Club indoor pool, McElroy’s turned to the sun. Led by V.P. Greg Hunsicker, McElroy’s replaced the propane-heated system with a custom-designed, 48-panel, roof-mounted solar thermal system. The solar heating system keeps the 3,857-square foot pool a perfect 87 degrees year round. It also keeps PBP’s operating costs down, and will provide a full return on investment in approximately 12 years.
Solar energy collection/heat transfer
Solar panel support system
Solar fluid piping
Real-time energy monitoring system