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Solar Water Heater Basics

Solar water heaters use sunlight to provide hot water to your home for free. Solar water heating systems are good for the environment because they avoid the greenhouse gas emissions associated with electricity production. According to the DOE (US Department of Energy), during a 20-year period, one solar water heater can avoid more than 50 tons of carbon dioxide emissions. The DOE also than 1.5 million homes and businesses in the United States have invested in solar water heating systems, and surveys indicate that more than 94% of these customers consider the systems a good investment.