Solar water heating (SWH) systems have been available commercially in the United States since 1891. They are popular and highly effective in Maine where electricity, oil, or propane are used for water heating. These systems also provide an effective supplement for wood and pellet boilers by minimizing the need to burn fuel during the nonheating season.
SWH systems are cost effective solutions for homes and businesses with moderate to high water heating loads. In residential applications, these systems are designed to offset 60-70% of the energy required for annual water heating. With an auxiliary source of heat, such as oil, propane, or electricity, owners always have the comfort of hot water without the typical energy costs.
High commercial hot water consumers such as hotels, car washes, laundromats, breweries, and dairy farms can also benefit significantly from this technology. By utilizing our design expertise and attention to detail, Maine companies can distinguish themselves by making a solid long-term investment that demonstrates their leadership and commitment to value.