Dr. Ben's Solar Hot Water Systems website was created with one primary purpose in mind. That is to make publicly available reliable information on best practices, installation techniques, and design strategies regarding solar water heating systems to architects, engineers, installers, and owners. The format of this website is interactive so please feel free to leave your thoughts, insights, comments, and questions for discussion on Ben's Blog.
Dr. Ben (center) receiving NCSEA Founder's Award
Benjamin T. Gravely, PhD began his career in the solar industry in 1977 with the establishment of Gravely Research Corporation. GRC pursued various inventions in solar energy, two of which were granted U.S. patents. Three years later Ben founded Astron Technologies, Inc. to manufacture and distribute products developed by GRC. Since then, more than fifteen hundred of Ben's solar hot water systems have been installed for residential and commercial applications across the US and over seas.
Ben has also written solar energy computer programs that have been authorized as analytical methods by HUD, the NC Energy Division, and the US Army Corp of Engineers. He was appointed by the governor of North Carolina to be a founding director of the NC Advanced Energy Corp. His work in this area has been recognized by commendation from the governor, ASME, TVA, and the NC Sustainable Energy Association, of which he is co-founder.
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