Tag Archives: Solar Hot Water

Solar pool heater

Guide to solar pool heaters: what you need to know

Pool owners are fortunate to have a place to cool down during hot, sticky weather, but owning a pool is not without its pain points. In an effort to keep pools open for as long as possible, pool owners may spend a good amount of money on heating the water to comfortable swimming temperatures. 

If you have a pool and are paying a lot to keep your pool temperature warm, you should consider renewable energy options for heating, such as “pool solar panels” (commonly known as solar pool heaters). While relying on warm weather to passively heat your pool is a good solution during the height of the summer, solar pool heaters are a great option to consider if you want to save money while extending the swimming season earlier into the spring and later into the fall.

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Mass Save HEAT loan

Understanding Mass Save® and the HEAT Loan

The Sponsors of Mass Save implement energy efficiency programs aimed to help Massachusetts residents save money and energy through energy efficiency. In this guide, we’ll explain what you need to know about the Mass Save® HEAT Loan, a financing option that makes it easier and more affordable to make energy-efficient upgrades. We’ll discuss how you can apply for the loan and common questions about how it works.

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solar thermal energy

Solar thermal energy: what you need to know

There are two key methods for harnessing the power of the sun: either by generating electricity directly using solar photovoltaic (PV) panels or generating heat through solar thermal technologies. While the two types of solar energy are similar, they differ in their costs, benefits, and applications.

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Alternative Energy Certificates (AECs): a Massachusetts thermal energy incentive

Massachusetts homeowners experience some of the highest energy bills throughout the country; cold winters and humid summers lead to expensive heating and air conditioning costs. This has many Bay Staters looking towards clean heating technologies – such as solar hot water systems or air source heat pumps – as a way to curb these costs.

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