Editor’s note
The following abstract describes a publication that is only available as a downloadable PDF.

CoverDeveloped by Montana State University Extension and the University of Wyoming
Adapted with permission

This guide is one in the Exploring Energy Efficiency and Alternatives (E3A): Solar Hot Water Applications for the Home, Farm or Ranch series. This one suggests the alternative of using the sun’s energy rather than fossil fuels to heat water. It describes how solar hot water systems work and their benefits.


  • Solar domestic water systems
  • Solar hot water systems
  • Solar thermal water systems


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