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Solar Technologies

Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Systems

Solar PV technology uses sunlight to produce electricity. Individual solar cells, each made from semiconductor materials, connect together to form PV modules and produce electricity. These solar modules, in turn, combine and connect to form PV arrays.

Solar Thermal (ST) Technology (Hot Water)

Solar thermal technology uses the sun's energy to heat water. A typical system consists of roof-mounted solar collectors, which heat water to a certain temperature. The hot water is then stored in your home's existing electric hot water tank, ready for you to use.

Last Updated: 03/19/2014
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Solar (PV)
Clean Power Estimator

Solar Panels

Generate a customized estimate of the costs and savings of installing a PV System using a participating contractor under NYSERDA's Solar PV Incentive Program.

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