Anyone who has ever left a garden hose out in the summer sun knows that the water gets very hot. Now imagine capturing the same power from the sun with a system that collects and stores the heated water so you can use it in your home or business all year long. That’s solar hot water!
The average household can easily satisfy up to 70% of its annual domestic hot water needs purely from the sun. Modern solar hot water systems convert 65 – 80% of the sun’s energy directly to heat using clean, free fuel from the sun while oil and propane boilers burn expensive fossil fuels.
Solar hot water heaters are usually used to heat domestic hot water, but they can also be used for space heating and commercial applications as well. Sundog Solar designs, sells, installs, and services both residential and commercial solar hot water systems. Check out our gallery of installations here.
There are many ways to capture energy from the sun. Solar hot water systems are the most efficient.
To harness this clean, free fuel from the sun to heat your water, you need four main components:
With these basic solar components, you can generate enough hot water to supply your home or business, significantly reducing your dependence on gas and oil.
In Maine, thirty percent of the typical home’s fuel and energy bill goes to heating domestic hot water! That’s a lot! Solar hot water is a realistic and competitive energy solution for Maine home and business owners.
The federal tax credit can provide a 30% reduction in the cost of your new solar water heating system. Now is a great time to go solar!
Our solar water heaters are designed for integration with your existing oil, gas, or electric hot water system. They are designed based on your current needs for hot water and your long-term energy goals.
Sundog Solar’s water systems use super-insulated solar thermal storage tanks to minimize heat loss and produce greater home energy savings. We can also include a backup heater tailored to your exact needs.
Our NABCEP-certified and insured solar experts are knowledgeable and install top-quality solar systems for Maine homes and businesses. We serve the communities of Portland, Lewiston, Rockland, Camden, Ellsworth, Bar Harbor, Calais, and surrounding communities.