Solar water heating systems, also know as “solar thermal systems,” provide hot water to a home replacing, or augmenting, an existing hot water heating system. In the Park City area, hot water from a solar thermal system is generally used to create hot water for cooking, laundry, bathing and driveway heating. Because of their lower cost and available incentives, these systems are easier for the average homeowner to afford than a photovoltaic system (solar electric). In Utah, solar hot water heating systems typically satisfy roughly 50% of the annual domestic hot water heating needs.
Residents of Synderville Basin, Summit County & Wasatch County should check with their own building departments for permitting requirements.Park City Building Permit Forms for Solar Hot Water Systems
- How many years have they been in business?
- How many systems have they installed?
- What certifications do they hold? Ask for a copy.
- Ask for proof of insurance.
- Ask for references.