If you would like to lower your utility costs today and have no future utility cost increase with reference to heating water for your home or business, a solar hot water system is the answer! Solar hot water systems provide additional hot water capacity, are a clean, green and environmentally friendly energy source and maintain hot water during power outages.
A solar hot water system increases the value of your home and utility bill savings pay for the system in three to five years. In addition, there is a Federal tax credit of 30%.
The installation site of the collector should be chosen so the unit receives maximum solar exposure. It should never receive more than 10% shade on the collector absorption surface between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. For optimum performance in the northern hemisphere, the collector should face due south.