Despite the growing awareness of the benefits of solar energy, Solar Thermal has never really caught on here in North America. Yet Solar Thermal is one of Renewable Energy's best-proven and most economical installation options for homeowners and commercial buildings.

I believe that we need to start actively motivating individuals to embrace Solar Thermal. North America is ready for Energy change, but we need to get the message out – and we can’t wait on industry groups.

Can you help?

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Smart, Clean and Ready to Go

Posted on March 17, 2011 2:52:12 PM EDT

Environment Maine is making national news with their March 10th report "Smart, Clean and Ready to Go: How Solar Hot Water Can Reduce Pollution and Dependence on Fossil Fuels."


Solar water heating has the potential to reduce America's dependence on fossil fuels and curb pollution that causes global warming and respiratory problems. By taking advantage of America's full potential to produce hot water for homes and businesses from solar energy, the nation could reduce natural gas consumption by 2.5 percent and electricity use by nearly one percent, while avoiding 52 million metric tons of carbon dioxide pollution per year-equivalent to emissions from 13 coal-fired power plants or 9.9 million cars.

Download the full report (PDF) here.


Opinion: Solar Hot Water - Keep it Simple (and Smart)

Posted on February 23, 2011 12:25:25 PM EST

Solar Thermal is one of Renewable Energy's best-proven and most economical installation options for homeowners and commercial buildings. Unfortunately, due to market conditions, manufacturing politics, irregular incentives and certification, and well, the 80's, SHW has never really caught on with North American consumers.

The cost savings are proven and our 'plug and play' solar thermal technology is ready to go.

So what's holding Solar Hot Water back?


From, our italics:

As early as next week, Massachusetts residents will have another reason to think about installing a solar hot water heater on their home—more incentives. The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) will launch the rebate program next week, which along with other incentives can halve the cost of installing a solar hot water system.

The rebate program is only open to residents whose electric suppliers participate in MassCEC's Renewable Energy Trust Fund, said MassCEC spokesperson Kate Plourd.

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Have you seen the RESOL DeltaSol MX yet?

Posted on February 1, 2011 9:11:46 AM EST

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