Peter Skinner, P.E., owner and founder E2G Solar LLC, designs, installs, repairs, researches and teaches about residential and commercial solar thermal systems and their integration with heat pump systems in New York and neighboring states. Skinner previously worked for the NYS Attorney General’s Environmental Protection Bureau supervising a team of scientists on environmental litigation, legislation development and policy development for 33 years. He is a NYS registered professional engineer and has worked as an engineer, educator and legislative and policy advocate in the environmental field for the past 50 years. Skinner is an engineering graduate of Lehigh University and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
In our last article, we dealt with what hot water users really want, and could expect, from their hot water system – if it was designed properly. Namely, we argue, fast arrival of domestic hot water – short time to tap values.
Electrification of buildings has become a policy imperative of numerous states concerned about climate change. They are implementing policies that aim to de-carbonize electricity production by greater reliance on renewable energy sources.