Skyward Solar Power

Solar Hot Water

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, electric water heaters are responsible for about 25 percent of a typical home's energy expenses. Solar hot water systems reduce the energy needed to produce hot water for a home by up to 80 percent, a significant cost savings—to both your budget and the environment.

How It Works
Solar hot water systems are used in conjunction with conventional water heaters, which provide additional hot water as needed.

Skyward installs solar hot water systems that heat water indirectly, using solar collectors filled with a circulating heat-transfer fluid. After the sun heats the fluid, that heat is transferred to the household's water through a heat exchanger. The hot water is then stored for household use.

Why It's Worthwhile
The typical household can expect their solar hot water system to “pay for itself” within 5 – 6 years. Meanwhile, a solar hot water system can last more than 20 years.

Beyond the cost savings, when the sun heats your water—rather than electricity or gas—you've chosen a clean, zero-emissions technology over problematic methods. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, emissions from electricity generation are the single largest contributor to global warming. The same emissions are also harmful to our health, our ecosystem, and our future.