Save Money With a Solar Hot Water System

Greg Pahl explains how you can save money using a solar hot water system for your homestead, includes solar shopping tips, types of solar heaters and real-life solar applications.

Solar doesn't have to be unsightly: At Inn Serendipity, a bed-and-breakfast in Browntown, Wisconsin, three 4-by-8-foot   flat-plate collectors sit comfortably on the south-facing rooftop. They provide up to 70 percent of the home's domestic hot water needs by using a solar hot water system.
Solar doesn't have to be unsightly: At Inn Serendipity, a bed-and-breakfast in Browntown, Wisconsin, three 4-by-8-foot flat-plate collectors sit comfortably on the south-facing rooftop. They provide up to 70 percent of the home's domestic hot water needs by using a solar hot water system.
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