Thanks for your interest in renewable energy! I’ve put together some information in the eight-page Solar Hot Water Report that I think will be very helpful to you if you’re considering a solar hot water system for your home. To be clear, this report is for domestic hot water (showers, laundry, etc.), not for solar pool heating and not commercial systems.
In speaking with others, I’ve come to realize that I’m not the only one who has had a difficult time researching solar hot water systems, learning about rebates and incentives, and then finding a qualified contractor who can provide and install the system.
My personal experience had a lot of twists and turns before I found the solution, but finally my showers (and more) are heated by the sun! The full story is too long to fit into my Green Living column (in the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s Home section every other Thursday) and not everyone will need so much detail. That’s why I decided to make the information available as a free downloadable PDF for those who want it.
The Solar Hot Water Report has all the details on the system I chose and the reasons why. There are useful links to information on the equipment and the incentive programs that can help make it more affordable. The report includes contractor information too, not only the one that did such a great job on my system, but also details about what to watch out for when selecting a contractor. There are some amazingly devious companies out there. The report includes photos of the system components on the roof and in the garage.
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“I have just returned from Israel, where it seems most homes have solar water heating (tanks and panels on roofs). Since it is inevitable that our water heater will need replacing soon, I would like to find a reliable vendor that is more green friendly.” – James
One of my goals is to act as a catalyst for positive change while learning to live lighter on the planet. I believe that, for those who are fortunate enough to have the option, this is an excellent time to invest in renewable energy. Please fill out the following form to join my list and get your free copy of the Solar Hot Water Report.
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