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 covers installation concerns, including building codes and homeowners associations, and provides tips on how to find installers and questions to ask them to ensure they are qualified.


  • Building codes
  • Do-it-yourself installation
  • Historic district guidelines
  • Homeowners association
  • Installers: certifications, experience, insurance, licenses
  • Installation bids
  • Zoning ordinances


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