Solar hot water, or solar thermal, systems capture energy from the sun and use it to heat your home’s hot water tank, providing up to 80% of your hot water for free!
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SOLAR HOT WATER IS IDEAL FOR:
Homes with Available Roof or Ground Space / Good Sun Exposure / Medium to High Hot Water Usage
How It Works
Solar energy heats liquid circulated through collectors on your roof or on the ground.
Heat from the liquid is transferred to a solar storage tank or boiler through a heat exchanger.
Hot water is provided to your home. When needed, a backup source of heat will provide supplemental hot water.
Why Should I Consider Solar Hot Water?
If you are looking for an affordable way to go solar, solar hot water can be an excellent investment to reduce costs.
Lower Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Reduce greenhouse gas emissions from water heating by up to 80%
Lower costs than heating water with oil, propane, or electric resistance
Less Expensive Solar
Installing solar hot water is a fraction of the cost of installing solar photovoltaic (electricity) systems
Solar hot water systems can be paired with any source of back-up water heating
Things to Consider
Is solar hot water right for me?
Every home is different. We strongly encourage you to speak with an installer to see if solar hot water meets your needs.
Do you want to save on your energy bill?
Solar hot water provides 80% of your hot water for free, dramatically cutting your home hot water heating bill.
Do you have available roof or yard space with good sun exposure?
Solar hot water requires good sun exposure for at least 5 hours a day for optimal production.
Are you a landlord who pays your tenant’s utility bills?
Solar hot water will reduce rental property utility bills by making spikes in tenant hot water usage less expensive.
Do you have a pool?
Solar hot water pool heating systems are an environmentally friendly and economical way to keep pool water heated to a comfortable temperature.
Are you looking for an affordable way to go solar?
After incentives, solar hot water’s net cost is approximately $4,500, much lower than solar electric (PV) systems. The 0% interest Mass Save® HEAT Loan will enable you to start saving money from day one.