Why Solar Heat?
Solar heating (or thermal) systems:
- meet the largest need for energy in buildings, which is the need for heat
- produce energy at lower cost than solar electric systems and many other heating systems
- are the most efficient and productive solar energy systems
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What Does Solar Heating Cost?
Solar thermal systems produce heat for as low as $4-6 per million BTU, or about 1.5-2¢ per kilowatt hour of thermal energy delivered. Most electric utility customers spend about 7-15¢ per kilowatt hour ($20-44 per million BTU). Most solar electric systems produce solar electricity for about 15¢ per kilowatt hour ($44 per million BTU).
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Solar Heat Success Story
American Solar recently completed an award winning campus-wide solar retrofit for a US Health and Human Services' Lab. The system involved 14 buildings and deployed nearly an acre of solar roofing, siding, and ground mounted systems. The overall system capacity is over 4 million BTU per hour.
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