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Solar Thermal Energy

An average of 3-4 killowatts (kW) hours per square meter of solar energy falls on Ohio everyday. Considering your average utility bill, this free energy source can significantly reduce your monthly energy expenses and eventually be cash in your pocket once this energy is put to work.

But how? One of the simplest and economical ways to utilize solar energy is through solar thermal systems. This proven and economical technology has been around for decades for hot water, pool and space heating applications. Since an electric water heater accounts for one-fourth of the total energy used in a single home, many people use solar thermal systems to reduce their monthly utility bill by as much as 10-15%.

Download 2009 GEO Factsheet (PDF).   See Updates on Solar Thermal Incentives [CLICK HERE].

Download 2002 GEO Factsheet (PDF).

For more information contact:




Green Energy Ohio
7870 Olentangy River Road, Ste 209
Columbus, OH 43235
(866) GREEN-OH Toll Free

American Solar Energy Society
4760 Walnut St. Ste 106
Boulder, CO 80301
(303) 443-3130

Office of Energy Efficiency
Ohio Department of Development

77 South High Street
PO Box 1001
Columbus, OH 43216-1001
(800) 848-1300

Energy Efficiency and
Renewable Energy
Department of Energy

Florida Solar Energy Society
1679 Clearlake Road
Cocoa, FL 79968
(888) 879-2887

North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners
Saratoga Technology + Energy Park
10 Hermes Road, Ste 400
Malta, NY 12020
(518) 889-8126