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Solar Water & Pool Heating 

We provide the following quality solutions for your solar water heating needs in the Northeast:

  • Solar Water Heating: The best way to reduce your electricity costs and maintain comfort levels in the Northeast. Solar water heating systems use solar collectors to capture and convert sunlight into heat, providing a reliable and eco-friendly source of hot water. These systems are highly efficient and can significantly lower your utility bills, even in the cooler climate of the Northeast.
  • Solar Pool Heating: Heating a pool can be a requirement in many parts of the Northeast, especially to extend swimming seasons or for indoor pools. Many homeowners and guests look forward to a warm pool, and a cold pool can put a damper on leisure activities. Heating a pool with electricity or gas is prohibitively expensive. Solar pool heating systems are an efficient and sustainable alternative that utilize the sun’s energy to maintain a comfortable pool temperature year-round.
  • Solar Pool Pump: If you have a pool, running the pump can be your biggest expense. A solar-powered pool pump can eliminate this significant cost by using solar energy to power the pump, reducing electricity consumption and operational costs.
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Northeast Solar Applications

Whether you are an architect or engineer, a homeowner, or running a business, we have the right solar hot water solution for you.

AET Solar proudly serves the following sectors:

Serving the Northeast region, including: 

  • New York City
  • Boston
  • Philadelphia 
  • Baltimore 
  • and many more. 

Solar Thermal & Pool Heating Systems in the Northeast

Solar thermal and pool heating systems are a cost-effective way to generate hot water for your home. As the original solar battery (if you will), solar water heating is not only a smart investment, it's the truest form of energy security. When deciding between heat pumps and solar water heaters in the Northeast, it is important to consider several factors. While heat pumps can be effective in certain situations, solar collectors are the more reliable and efficient choice. This is because solar energy is abundant in the Northeast, making it a cost-effective and environmentally friendly option. Additionally, solar water heaters require little maintenance and have a long lifespan. Heat pumps, on the other hand, are expensive to install/replace and maintain, and their efficiency is dependent on air temperatures. Overall, if you are looking for a reliable and efficient option for your Northeastern home, solar water heaters are the way to go.


The Northeast’s Energy Mix

The Northeast is advancing in renewable energy adoption, with solar energy playing a crucial role. The region’s energy mix includes:

  • Natural Gas: A significant source of electricity, contributing around 50% to the region’s energy mix.
  • Renewable Energy: Including solar, wind, and hydro, renewables contribute around 20% and growing.
  • Nuclear Energy: Contributes about 25%.
  • Coal and Oil: These sources contribute a smaller portion and are being gradually phased out in favor of cleaner energy sources.

Solar water heating fits perfectly into this renewable energy landscape by providing a direct way for households to utilize solar energy, further reducing reliance on non-renewable sources and enhancing energy security.

Growth of the Solar Water Heating Market in the Northeast

The solar water heating market in the Northeast is experiencing significant growth driven by the region’s abundant solar resources, rising energy costs, and supportive government policies. Key factors contributing to this growth include:

  • Government Initiatives: The Northeast has implemented policies and incentives to promote renewable energy, including solar water heating. These include state rebates and incentives, property tax exemptions, and sales tax exemptions for solar equipment.
  • Rising Energy Costs: Increasing electricity and gas prices make solar water heating systems an attractive alternative for reducing energy bills.
  • Environmental Awareness: Growing awareness of environmental issues and the benefits of renewable energy is driving the adoption of solar water heating systems.
  • Technological Advancements: Advances in solar thermal technology have improved the efficiency and affordability of solar water heating systems, making them more accessible to a wider range of consumers.

Residential Solar Water Heating in the Northeast

For Northeast homeowners, solar water heating offers numerous benefits:

  • Cost Savings: By harnessing solar energy, you can significantly reduce your electricity or gas bills. Solar water heating systems can reduce water heating costs by up to 70%.
  • Environmental Impact: Solar water heating systems reduce greenhouse gas emissions, contributing to a cleaner and greener environment.
  • Energy Security: Solar energy is a renewable and abundant resource, providing a reliable source of hot water and reducing dependence on fossil fuels.
  • Increased Property Value: Homes equipped with solar water heating systems can see an increase in property value due to the added energy efficiency and sustainability.

Why Choose AET for Your Solar Water Heating Needs?

Alternate Energy Technologies (AET) is committed to providing the highest quality solar water heating systems tailored to meet the specific needs of Northeast homeowners. With years of experience and a focus on innovation, AET offers solutions that ensure maximum efficiency and cost savings.

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Incentives and Rebates

The Northeast offers various incentives to encourage the adoption of solar water heating systems:

  • State Rebates and Incentives: States in the Northeast offer rebates and incentives for renewable energy investments, including solar water heating systems. Programs such as the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center’s Solar Hot Water Program provide significant rebates.
  • Property Tax Exemptions: Solar water heating systems are often exempt from property tax assessments, reducing the financial burden on homeowners.
  • Sales Tax Exemptions: Solar equipment, including water heating systems, is exempt from sales tax in many states, making it more affordable.
  • Utility Rebates: Various utility companies in the Northeast offer rebates for the installation of solar water heating systems. For a comprehensive list of available incentives, visit the Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency (DSIRE).

Solar water heating is an excellent investment for homeowners in the Northeast looking to reduce energy costs, enhance energy security, and contribute to environmental sustainability. With AET’s high-quality solutions, you can enjoy the benefits of solar energy and make a positive impact on the environment. Contact us today to learn more about how you can benefit from our solar thermal and pool heating systems.

Case Study - St. Joseph's College - West Hartford, CT 

St. Joseph’s College in West Hartford, CT created a strategic plan to “implement programs and policies that encourage environmental sustainability.” As such they recently installed a solar thermal system and photovoltaic modules. These systems will benefit students in the environmental studies program at the college while reducing their energy demand. By installing solar thermal for their indoor swimming pool and the domestic hot water for The O’Connell Athletic Center they will greatly reduce the amount of energy required to heat water for these applications. Alternate Energy Technologies manufactures the solar thermal panels in Jacksonville, FL. AET is one of the largest manufacturers of solar thermal collectors in the country and takes pride in the state-of-the-art panels they produce. The Thermafin™ fintubes which heat the water in the collectors are the most efficient product on the market and are backed with a 30-year guarantee. Aegis Solar installed the system out of Branford, CT. They have been in the solar industry for 20 years and were an obvious choice for the job when it came time for the installation. They keep in step with the ever-changing and growing renewable sector and look forward to continued work with great contractors, architects, homeowners, and businesses alike. 

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