Solar Energy for the Home

Solar energy can be used in many ways. It is being used all over the world with great success.


The most cost effective way to use solar energy is to heat water. It will give you the fastest return on your investment. Installing a solar water-heating system may cost between $2,000 and $6,000. Check below for more information 

Consumer's guide to solar hot water heaters U.S. Department of Energy: www.eere.energy.gov/consumer/your_home/water_heating/index.cfm

FindSolar (estimate savings, find contractors): www.findsolar.com

Northwest Solar Center : www.northwestsolarcenter.org

Shoreline Solar Project : www.shorelinesolar.org

Solar Rating and Certification Corp. : www.solar-rating.org

Solar Washington : www.solarwashington.org

News Articles:

Seattle Times (March 5, 2006): Even with our clouds, solar water heaters are a viable option.