Solar Hot Water is a Global Leader

The New York Times’ Green Column article, Interest in Solar Water Heating Spreads Globally by Kate Gailbraith addressed the presence of solar hot water around the world.

Most people don’t realize that there is 3 times more solar hot water installed across the world than solar PV electric. In the US, the main solar heating use has been for pools. But now, those using hot water in commercial facilities – including multi-family buildings, hospitals, nursing homes, dorms, and laundries – are taking advantage of a 30% federal tax credit, additional tax benefits, and state incentives. Profit-making companies are gaining ROIs of 20% and more, while all commercial hot water users can now participate in solar hot water programs that save 30% or better a month on their hot water heating costs – with ZERO cash down. EarthKind pioneered a “Heat Purchase Agreement” in NYS with the Ronnybrook dairy farm, and we now bring partners who can provide the same opportunity for almost any commercial hot water customer throughout the US and Caribbean.