Bart Villa Apartments
This long row of gleaming evacuated tubes is one of the largest solar thermal installations in the Midwest! It sits atop a roof at the Bart Villa Apartments in Bloomington, IN.
Some 480 tubes (16 panels in all) collect heat from the sun and provide hot water for 50 apartments in the building. This saves the apartment owners thousands of dollars each year in energy costs and many tons of CO2 emissions.
The forward-thinking owners of Bart Villa are actively pursuing solar energy systems on all of their properties, and we applaud their efforts to reduce their carbon footprint and reliance on fossil fuels!