Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between solar thermal and photovoltaic?
Solar thermal systems generate heat for water with the radiation of the sun. A solar photovoltaic system uses solar radiation to generate electricity.

How many solar thermal panels would I need to heat water for my home?
This will depend on how many people in your household, on how much hot water you use, and how much sunlight your home receives.

Why would I choose solar thermal or solar water (pool) heating?
Solar thermal and other solar water heating systems (solar pool heating) are easy to install and could work year round to heat water for your home. These systems pre-heat your water before it enters your hot water tank or pool. Free heat from the sun (year round) gives you significant savings on your energy bill.

What about my roof?
Most all roofs can accommodate solar panels; however the condition of the roof should be taken into consideration.

Why would I want heat my pool?
Once you’ve invested in a pool, it only makes sense to get the most enjoyment out you can from it. If your pool is too cold to use for many months at a time, you are not realizing the full benefit of your investment. Solar systems can double your swim season. Also, it’s a unique feature that can greatly add to the value of your home.

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