Solar Domestic Hot Water

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Fact Sheet

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A solar hot water system can provide 40 to 70% of a household's annual hot water needs. These systems use the sun to heat water for home use. Solar hot water systems connect to the home's existing water heating system, and provide a supplemental source of heat for hot water needs. Download this fact sheet for information on common types of solar hot water systems and basic information on how these systems work.

  • Solar water heater basics
  • System sizing
  • Choosing a site
  • System costs


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