Do I need a conventional system as a backup?

Part 11 of Heat Your Water With The Sun. Whether you need a backup system for your solar thermal system depends largely on the type of system you choose and where you live. Solar water-heating systems almost always require a backup system for cloudy days and times of increased demand. This backup system is typically a […]


Who sells and installs solar thermal systems?

Part 8 of Heat Your Water With The Sun. Depending on your area, the simplest way to find a solar thermal systems contractor is to look in the yellow pages under “Solar Energy Equipment and Systems—Dealers.” Most of the listings will probably be for solar water heating, photovoltaic (solar electric), or electric systems contractors. You […]