District Energy St. Paul was looking to provide more energy to their distribution system without increasing fuel usage. TKDA’s energy team found and implemented the energy solution that solved District Energy’s challenge.
TKDA provided the planning, design and construction assistance needed to implement a solar energy solution that increased the effectiveness of Saint Paul’s city-wide district heating system. With the help of TKDA’s energy engineers, District Energy installed 144 solar collectors at the RiverCentre convention center and vastly improved the solar thermal capacity of their system.
At the time of construction, this project was one of the first commercial thermal solar projects integrated into a district heating system in the United States and the largest project of its type in the Midwest.