Ground Mount Solar Hot Water in Vermont

Ground Mounted Solar Hot Water in Vermont

Solar energy works in Vermont. We have plenty of sun – about 80% of what Florida receives each year, and 30% more than Germany and Japan, countries which lead the world in solar installations thanks to generous incentives.

In the summer, solar hot water heaters in Vermont meet almost 100% of household hot water requirements. In the winter, they meet about 30% of household requirements. The balance is provided by oil, propane or electricity. In 2011, 450 Vermonters added solar hot water to their homes. In 2012 and 2013 Co-op members installed 75 solar hot water heaters through our Co-op Solar program.

  • Solar hot water heaters pay for themselves though energy savings in ten years or so.
  • They increase home values – by up to 20 times annual energy savings according to one study.
  • Solar hot water heaters qualify for a huge, 30% federal tax credit.
  • Installation is simple and easy, especially when you hire Harvestar, the Energy Co-op's recommended contractor.

Putting everything together, Co-op members now enjoy savings of up to $4,500 on solar hot water heaters installed by our friends at Harvestar.

Service Areas

Our Member Testimonials

  • Committed to Reducing Fossil Fuel Footprint

    My wife and I are committed to reducing our fossil energy footprint, and have been heating our home with wood, trying to use our old oil burner only as backup. Unfortunately, this leaves some cold corners in the house, including our kid's room.

    Todd C. and Maeve McB., South Burlington, Vermont

    Services Provided:

    Fixed Price Plans, Solar Hot Water Heaters, New Oil Tank Regulations, Space Heater Repair
  • Great Experience with Your Service Manager
    I recently had a great experience with Joe, your service manager, and Rick, your subcontractor. They were very thoughtful, helpful and explained all of my heating system options. The Energy Co-op had been referred to me by my neighbor, who is a long time customer.
    Meg H., Richmond, VT

    Services Provided:

    Furnace Repair, Solar Hot Water Heaters, Tankless Water Heaters, Privacy Policy, Oil Tank Maintenance, Oil Tank Repair, Space Heater Maintenance
  • Call You First for Heating Needs

    Just wanted to let you know that our pellet stove install went well. We were very impressed by how professional your installers were. They were courteous, explained and demonstrated how the stove worked, and cleaned up after themselves.

    Sachi H., Essex Junction, Vermont

    Services Provided:

    Furnace Installation & Replacement, Oil Tank Installation & Replacement, Solar Hot Water Heaters, Privacy Policy