Energy Conservation-Solar Water Heating
Solar water heating systems typically are roof-mounted panels that absorb the sun's heat into water and deliver it to the home's water heater or swimming pool. Solar systems can also provide indoor space heating by running the heated water through baseboards or radiant floor-heating pipes. These systems can provide heat and hot water with very little energy use. Before purchasing a solar water heater of any kind, make sure the equipment you're considering is certified by the Solar Rating and Certification Corporation. For a list of solar water heater manufacturers that have been certified by the SRCC certification program, click here. For more general information about solar water heating, check out these Dept. of Energy links here.