Your Water Heater May Use More Energy
Than Anything Else in Your Home!
You Can Receive a 3 to 7 Year ROI!*
With a 30% Federal Tax Credit, many state incentives, huge increases in energy costs, 4 to 5 times the power density of Solar Electric PV and the great need to stop pollution and global warming, there has never been a better time to buy a solar water heater. IT TRULY PAYS TO GO SOLAR: Typical returns are 12 to 30% and on a refinance or new home you usually receive an instantaneous positive cash flow!
Be Less Dependent and Be More Independent!
Now you see how the Skyline® really makes sense by paying for itself quickly! The Skyline® is a high quality system that will be providing your family with hot water for decades. While your family grows, so do your solar savings! Since you own your home, why rent your energy? Produce your own energy and watch the savings grow!
The Florida State Energy Office Estimates that the average all electric Florida home uses 30% of its total electric energy - just to heat water!
Over 50% of families prefer solar! California's Association of Realtors found that over 50% of families would be willing to pay more for a home with solar energy on it and that 60% would be more interested in buying a home with solar on it than one without. The research was done for the CA CEC in March 2002.
California's energy consumption could be reduced by over 2% by supplementing enough gas, propane and electric water heaters with solar water heaters. This move would do enormous good for California's economy, significantly reduce pollution and free up large amounts of natural gas during peak times to produce electricity. This principle could apply to most other states as well.
The Solar Estimator below is meant only to give you an idea of price, savings and system size. The results are based upon many assumptions and the limited data you will enter. An actual site assessment by a qualified Solar Pro will be needed to determine the actual costs and benefits of installing a solar system. Please read the results screen carefully, including the extensive list of Notes and Assumptions.
Here are some examples of savings from installing a Skyline®
Solar Hot Water Heating System:
A Do-It-Your self with a family of four installs a two panel (40 ft2) Open Loop system costing (New Prices) by him/herself.
They can expect to see an immediate saving off their electric bill (at 10¢ per kWh) of about $320.00/year. That’s a 12.8% return on investment (ROI).
But, the 30% Federal Tax Credit ($750.00) will bring the actual cost of the system to (New Prices). The return on that investment with the Federal Tax Credit is 18.25%. Since most families are in the 30% income tax bracket, you would have had to earn pre-Income Tax of $457.00 to pay that electric bill. Now, your rate of return on what you would have actually had to earn to pay for that electricity is 26%!
Suppose you paid $500.00 for a helper and some supplies. The cost would be (New Prices) ($900.00 Income Tax Credit) which would bring the above returns (respectively) to 9.375%, 15.25% and 21.75%.
Suppose your electricity cost 15¢ per kWh (as it does in parts of Florida). Your savings would be $480.00/year, $686/year Pretax.
Do it yourself for (New Prices) for a 3.8 year, 26.3% ROI or have a Handyman do it for a 4.37 year, 22.9% ROI!
Professionally Dealer-Installed Deluxe Closed Loop system installed for(New Prices) with a $2,000 Tax Credit will provide a great 6.8 year ROI!
A Skyline® System is an excellent complement to PV (solar electric) 2,000 + watts of power! (= to 10+ kilowatts per day). With all the talk about Photovoltaic (PV) electric power, it is good to view thermal heat power in terms of electric power. An equivalent amount of PV Power could cost over $23,000.00 or over 4 times the cost of Solar Water Heating!
A 2 collector Skyline® 20-01 solar water heater (40 s/f) produces thermal energy in an amount equal to the energy of a 2 kW Photovoltaic (PV) system. Solar water heating is the perfect complement to a Photovoltaic system because it doubles the energy output of an average 2kW system at a fraction of the cost.
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