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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 lists questions to answer to help you determine whether a solar hot water system will work for your building or site.


  • Collector space
  • Roof angle
  • Roof condition
  • South-facing roof
  • Unshaded roof


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