Residential Solar Thermal Systems

SolarUS products are available for use nationwide, saving homeowners money by conserving energy, reducing environmental impact and lessening our dependence on foreign oil.

Solar thermal can be used to not only provide your hot water needs but also your heating and cooling needs as well. This is achieved through SolarUS’ innovative technological advances in solar collectors.

SolarUS can save you approximately 70% of your hot water costs — which is equivalent to planting 240 trees each year while avoiding carbon pollution. With a system design life of over 30 years, each unit will save over 72,000 trees! See how much energy you can save using the calculator below!

 

* Reduce Foreign Oil Dependency

* Create U.S. Jobs

* Reduce the carbon footprint

* Save money

 SolarUS evacuated tube collectors are designed for all year, high performance in the very areas that experience cold weather conditions. The vacuum forms a thermos effect so that the tubes are virtually unaffected by outside temperatures. In addition, the collectors work off of sunlight and not heat from the sun so, even in the extreme cold conditions of Canada for example (where temperatures drop to -40 F the collectors will still produce 160 degrees Fahrenheit of water temperature.

The savings over time increases due to increasing electricity rates however, the average solar water system pays for itself in as little as three years. For more information, visit the Consumer Energy Center.

Online Resources

DSIRE – Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency

Government Guide to Solar Thermal

United States Department of Energy  Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

IRS – Federal Tax Credits of 30% of the total project cost.

Department of Energy Solar Technologies Program

SEIA Solar Energy Industries Association

Solar Connecticut

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The estimate provided assumes “base” electric rates apply. Other taxes and surcharges may be applied to your utility bill. We suggest you review a recent utility bill and change the “Assumed Electric Rate”, above, as needed to better match your situation. Energy production from a solar electric (PV) system is a function of several factors, including the following below.

Assumptions Below:

Solar resources Assumed solar availability: As per Solar Radiance chart
Soiling or contamination of the PV panels Clean, washed frequently: 100% design sunlight transmission
Temperature 25C, calm wind
System configuration
(battery or non-battery)
Non-battery
Orientation to the sun South facing, tilted at latitude, full sun
Shading None
PV Energy delivered
as % of manufacturer’s rating
95%
Soiling, wiring & power point tracking losses 9% (91% delivered)
Inverter Efficiency 90%
Total Energy Delivered 95% x 91% x 90% = 78%