Solar Hot Water
While most people are captivated by the high-tech nature of solar-electric (photovoltaic; PV) systems, in most cases, a solar hot water system will harvest more energy at a substantially lower cost. In fact, compared to PVs, solar hot water (SHW) collectors are more than three times as efficient at producing energy from the sun.
Also known as on-grid, grid-tied, or utilityinteractive (UI), grid-intertied solar-electric systems generate solar electricity and route it to the electric utility grid, offsetting a home’s or business’ electrical consumption and, in some instances, even turning the electric meter backwards. Living with a grid-connected solar-electric system is no different than living with grid power, except that some or all of the electricity you use comes from the sun. In many states, the utility credits a homeowner’s account for excess solar electricity produced.
Solar Air Heat
Solar air heating is a solar thermal technology in which the energy from the sun, solar insolation, is captured by an absorbing medium and used to heat air. Solar air heating is a renewable energy heating technology used to heat or condition air for buildings or process heat applications. It is typically the most cost-effective out of all the solar technologies, especially in commercial and industrial applications, and it addresses the largest usage of building energy in heating climates, which is space heating and industrial process heating.
Solar Pool Heat
Your pool is a place for pleasure, keeping fit, and entertaining. By investing in a solar pool heating system you can utilize your swimming pool at comfortable water temperatures during spring and fall too. With solar heating you can easily extend your swimming season to make use of your pool for longer periods of time.
Daystar Natural Skylights
Daystar’s unique design amplifies and disperses light evenly regardless of building size, even on cloudy days. That means these high-performance skylights can light up your home or business, matching the power of electric lights even on a cloudy day. ave on long-term energy costs, increase your overall property value and conserve precious resources – all without sacrificing light.