U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Building Technologies Office
Advanced Low-Cost Solar Water Heating Research Project
The U.S. Department of Energy is currently conducting research into advanced low-cost solar water heating. This project will employ innovative techniques to adapt water heating technology to meet U.S. market requirements, including specifications, cost, and performance targets.
This project seeks to identify and resolve technical, performance, and cost barriers to the development of easy-to-install and reliable solar water heating systems for all major U.S. climate regions. The project will also evaluate opportunities for breakthrough system innovations and innovations in advanced system performance ratings.
Research is being undertaken through a partnership between the Department of Energy and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.
The primary research objective of this project is to enable the development of innovative water heating systems that can achieve near- and long-term success in the marketplace.
Benefits and Impacts
This project would enable the development of innovative water heating systems that can achieve near- and long-term success in the marketplace.