Western SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product
Solar Hot Water
E3A: Energy Education for Producers
Water heating can account for up to 20 percent of a home’s total utility bill. An alternative is to use the sun’s energy as the fuel. Solar hot water systems are designed to capture the sun’s energy to heat water. Solar hot water systems are also called solar thermal (heat) water systems and solar domestic (for homes) hot water systems.
Solar water heating topics include:
Overview | Building and Site Assessment | Conservation and Efficiency | System Options | System Sizing | Costs | Installation | Operation and Maintenance | Solar Hot Water Collector Sizing Worksheet | Links | Tools for Teachers
Find more home, ranch and farm energy topics from E3A here.
Want more information? See the related SARE grant(s) EW10-012, Equipping Extension Educators to Address Producer Needs in Energy Education.
How to Order
Only available online
Visit the website: E3A solar hot water section
These products were developed with support from the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture-National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA-NIFA). Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed within these products do not necessarily reflect the view of the SARE program or the U.S. Department of Agriculture. USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.