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Before you buy and install a solar water heating system, you need to first consider your site’s solar resource. The efficiency and design of a solar water heating system depends on how much of the sun’s energy reaches your building site.
Solar water heating systems use both direct and diffuse solar radiation. Even if you don’t live in a climate that’s warm and sunny most of the time–like the southwestern United States–your site still might have an adequate solar resource. If your building site has unshaded areas and generally faces south, it’s a good candidate for a solar water heating system.
Your local solar system supplier or installer can perform a solar site analysis. If you’d like to try to do it yourself, see the Evaluation Tools under Learn More on the right side of this page (or below if you’ve printed it out).
Find out how you can determine the number of SolMaxx collectors for your solar system.
A detailed diagram of the inner workings of a solar hot water system.
The SRCC certification makes the SolMaxx solar system eligible for all federal and state tax incentives.
An important step in sizing your system involves determining your collector orientation angle for maximum performance.
Information on sizing your solar hot water system.
Information on sizing solar hot water heating systems for your radiant heating systems. Solar hot water heating is an excellent source of heat for your home or business. Click to download printable PDF.