Solar Hot Water

E3A: Energy Education for Producers

Created with SARE support
Sarah Hamlen, Milton Geiger | 2012
sun with water drop

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.

Access complete information on the E3A website.

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

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This material is based upon work that is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture through the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.