Solar Hot Water Systems
Clean and available hot water with a 85% - 95% return on your investment
The sun sends 16 times more energy to the earth every day than we use in a year.
It is the primary source of energy for the planet, and using the sun is the most
efficient way to heat water.
Using the sun's energy to heat water is one of the most direct ways to take advantage of renewable,
pollution free solar energy and a solar thermal
water heating system features the quickest "payback" time.
Solar hot water systems can be placed on many different types of roofs including tile, shingle, metal,
and built-up reflect.
Various hot water heaters can be used including regular hot water heaters, tankless systems and
recommended solar tanks.
To install a solar water heater system, you will need to have a relatively unobstructed (unshaded)
South-facing area on your roof or on the ground to mount the collectors. Generally, systems are installed
from where your current hot water is to the solar panel on the roof.
Commonly Used Solar Hot Water Systems in Southern Arizona
(click the diagrams for more information)
These systems have no mechanical parts.
They use gravity, water pressure and/or
convection to create movement in the system.
These systems include mechanical
components, using a pump and a solar
controller to create an active system.
All other types of Solar hot water
systems are available