SOLAR THERMAL / SOLAR HOT WATER
Use solar panels to heat your water.
- Solar thermal technology (solar water heating) is currently the most affordable solar technology on the market. A typical solar water heater for a family of four costs around $6000 dollars after all of the incentives and rebates that are currently available (prices and incentives vary depending on where you live and complexity of the installation).
- The system is maintenance-free. Turn it on and leave it on. No hassle and no worries.
- You always have hot water – even if the sun hasn’t been out for a week, because you still have your current hot water heater as a backup.
- You instantly begin saving money and reducing your family’s carbon footprint.
A properly sized solar water heating (solar thermal) system provides about 75% of your annual domestic water heating needs. In a typical household without a solar water heater, between a quarter and a third of your energy expenditures goes toward heating water. Depending on what you currently use to heat your water (i.e., electricity, gas, oil), a solar water heating system could pay for itself in as little as 6.5 years — an incredible 15% return on your investment. And after that, you have free hot water for your home… forever.
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