Third Street Gallery, located in Carnegie Pennsylvania, was the first official solar thermal installation of Adam Solar Resources. It was commissioned into operation June 25th, 2009. The system features a Solar Panels Plus "SPP-30" collector. It consists of 30 evacuated tubes, and currently supplies the domestic hot water for the top floor. The system was designed for future expansion as well, and a total of four more collectors will be installed and tied into the radiant floor for heating.





Phase 1




























Phase 2

Includes the addition of 4 more SPP-30 collectors that are tied into the radiant floor system.



































































Phase 3

Phase 3 includes the building’s tenants’ hot water tanks being heating during late spring, summer, and early fall. (the radiant floor needs all the solar energy for heating during late fall, winter, and early spring) Additional heat dissipaters were also added in the elevator cupola













Phase 4

Phase 4 includes the addition of 'radiant ceilings' and a supplemental boiler system. The original radiant floor is only the foot print of about 1/4 of the upstairs loft space from when a 2nd floor apartment was gutted and remodeled over 20 years ago. This radiant ceiling installation was partially experimental at the time and not typical, but the artist favored the exposed tubing approach and says it keeps him ‘very warm’. This building has also been extremely well insulated with spray foam.