BENEFITS

Cost effective solution

On average, if you install a solar water heater, your water heating bills should drop 50% - 80%. Also, because the sun is free, you're protected from future fuel shortages and price hikes. Other financial incentives include:

  • Anticipated payback period of 3 to 7 years, in years with state and federal incentives.
  • Solar energy systems can take advantage of the sun's free energy year round.
  • Solar energy can be produced even at low temperatures.
  • Federal tax credits help pay 30% of the system and installations costs.  Many states and utilities offer additional support.
  • Between tax credits and energy savings, this system offers a faster return on your investment than other types of solar energy systems.
  • Lower first-time start up cost than solar photovoltaic (PV) systems.

Source: U.S. Department of Energy EERE consumer's guide

 

Environmentally beneficial

  • Solar energy is an unlimited resource.
  • Solar energy does not produce harmful emissions or require transportation or pipelines like electric energy does.
  • Solar water heating systems installed in the U.S. help reduce our household energy consumption, and the nation's reliance on toxic fossil fuels.
  • Solar water heating systems will work anywhere in the U.S., not just sunny states.

Source: U.S. Department of Energy EERE consumer's guide

 

Aesthetically pleasing design

VELUX solar collectors have been designed to hug the roofline, creating a streamlined, aesthetically pleasing appearance.

 

Certified product

All VELUX solar water heating systems have been certified by independent testing agencies.

CT Clean Energy Fund Incentive Program
Using funds received under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the CCEF has established a solar thermal incentive program to stimulate the development of renewable energy and green jobs in CT.
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Solar water heating system tax credits
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) extended the 30% federal tax credit for the purchase and installation of residential solar water heating systems through the year 2016.
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