[rps-include-content blog=”1″ post=”844″]Another opportunity for capturing solar energy for your home is with a solar thermal or air heat system.
Solar thermal refers to a system that utilizes the sun’s energy to heat water to a temperature around 120 degrees farenheit, thus reducing the natural gas or electricity needed for domestic hot water use.
Solar air heat refers to the sun’s energy being used to heat air inside an enclosed panel, then pumping that heated air into a home.
Both styles of systems will be able to enjoy up to 25% off the entire system cost under the new legislation. The program is run though the Department of Energy, and applications will be available starting this year.