Our Solar Hot Water Systems
A smart solar solution that is proven, reliable,
and a great way to reduce your carbon footprint!
Frequently Asked Questions:
3. Do you install?
No. Our packages are easy to install and come complete with all of the major components you need to hookup including an installation manual and free technical support - perfect for the self-installer. Or, hire a contractor to do any portion of the installation you prefer not to tackle. Either way, you’re in control of your installation costs.
4. Where should my solar panels be located?
To get the best performance from your solar hot water system, the collectors should be mounted in a location with southern exposure where they will receive direct sunlight (unshaded) at least between the hours of 9:00am and 3:00pm. Carefully consider the sun’s path in the winter and summer to prevent shading from trees, chimneys and other buildings.
5. What can I expect for a payback on my solar hot water system?
You can expect a 6 to 10 year payback on average. When state and federal rebates are available, the payback will be even quicker.
6. How much hot water can I get from a solar hot water system?
A solar hot water system can provide 40-70% of a household’s annual domestic hot water needs. Your system will be sized to meet 100% of your domestic hot water needs in the summer months when you’ll achieve the greatest solar gain. On cloudy days or in the winter months, your system may only meet a portion of your total domestic hot water needs. The balance is taken care of with your existing hot water system.
7. Are flat plate solar collectors better than evacuated tube collectors?
Flat plate collectors outperform evacuated tubes by 8,000 BTU’s on sunny summer days. The only relevant, apples-to-apples comparison is to look at the SRCC OG 300 system ratings that compare collectors when they are connected to actual systems in actual climates. Read more about flat plate vs. evacuated tube collectors.
8. Where can I learn more about solar energy?
Here are a few educational links to get you started: