Solar Thermal Basics
Solar thermal systems turn the sun’s radiation into heat. Learn about solar thermal energy and how to take advantage of it in your home.
Types of Solar Thermal Collectors
Find out which type of solar collector is right for you: flat-plate, evacuated tube, batch systems or air collectors.
Solar Water Heating Basics
Learn the basics of solar hot water heating and whether active or passive hot water heating – such as a thermosiphon system – is right for you.
Components of a Solar Water Heating System
Learn about the components needed for a solar hot water heating system, including heat transfer fluids, heat exchangers and storage tanks.
Home Evaluation, System Sizing, Costs
Perform a home evaluation, learn about solar collector efficiency and how to select the proper system size. Finally, estimate the annual cost.
Solar Pool Heating
Using solar thermal energy to heat your pool can really bring down your utility bill. Learn how you can use solar energy to heat your pool.
Solar Space Heating
You can use a solar thermal system to heat spaces in your home. Air space heating can directly heat the air in a room, while liquid space heating can be used as your central heating system.
Visit our guide to home solar panels for information on solar PV systems.