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Solar Technologies



New York State is making solar energy more accessible to homes, businesses, and communities through NY-Sun. Our goal is to help make it possible for New Yorkers to choose clean energy while lowering their energy costs. Whether you’re a homeowner, business owner, or government official, NY-Sun can help you decide if solar is right for you.

Solar Thermal (Hot Water) Technology

Solar hot water technology uses the renewable power of the sun’s heat energy to produce hot water for homes and businesses. A typical solar hot water system uses roof-mounted solar collectors to heat cold water. The solar-heated hot water from the collectors is then stored in a tank - ready for use when you need it. If your solar hot water (solar thermal) system cannot keep up with the demand for hot water, a simple, automatic control system enables your conventional water heater to provide supplemental hot water.