Added efficient solar hot water alongside my existing PV system!
- Quinton Z.
- Single-Family Residence
- Cambridge, MA 02138
- Energy need met:
- 75% to 99% of hot water
- Solar Hot Water
- July 2014
- Size of System:
- 2 collectors
- To heat hot water
- Gross Cost of System:
- Value of Rebates:
- Value of Tax Credits:
- Net Cost of System:
- Annual Savings:
- Own or Lease:
- Cash Purchase
- Additional Financial Notes:
- Tax credits available from IRS (30%) and from State of MA (15%.) Rebate available through the MassCEC. 0% interest HEAT loan available for system purchase through MassSave
Roof space was taken with PV panels, so I mounted the solar hot water collectors "awning-style" on a south facing exterior wall.
Besides providing solar energy my collectors provide passive shading in the summer!
Minimal after initial kinks were resolved.
Efficiency or Sustainability Improvements:
I have a PV system as well.
Environmentalism- global warming- reduction in burning of fossil fuels. Decrease natural gas fuel bill. Increase value of my house.
Look at solar hot water as an efficient, affordable option or addition to a solar PV system.
Experience with Installer:
Installer was professional and timely. No issues with the one day installation process.
Multi-Family Residence|Solar Hot Water
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