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Solar Thermal Power (2007)

Submitted by Dan Fernandez on April 3, 2012

This brochure was created by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). It quickly explains how solar thermal water heating works, the necessity of essential tax credits to the industry, some of the key technology in the systems, and how certification works.

Solar thermal water heating directly uses the energy of the sun to heat the water in consumer’s homes. The Investment Tax Credit for solar thermal incentives the installation of solar thermal water heating equipment, thus helping insure the long term pay back in both energy costs and environmental benefits,. Active solar thermal systems can be open or closed loop, whereas passive designs have no controls. The Solar Rating and Certification Corporation (SRCC) has been in effect since the early 1980’s, and certifies solar thermal equipment.

Author: Solar Energy Industries Association

Date: 2007

Pages: 2

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