BOSTON (AP) – Massachusetts is unveiling a rebate program designed to help residents pay for solar hot water projects.

Starting in February, the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center will begin accepting applications for a pilot version of the program which officials hope will encourage more homeowners to adopt solar thermal water heating technology.

Rebates for Massachusetts residents who qualify will be awarded through a non-competitive application process.

Read: Solar Hot Water Program

Solar hot water systems generate heat from sunlight to make hot water.

The roof-mounted solar collectors for hot water systems look similar to solar photovoltaic panels, which generate electricity rather than hot water.

A solar hot water system can provide up to 75 percent of total household hot water demand.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Comments (5)
  1. emom says:

    I would love to do that ,, wish I had a home of my own to do it, it would be a great asset …. I am a frugal person and would love the savings from that to put toward other household repairs.,,

  2. Joe D. says:

    I’d love to read more but the link within the text doesn’t function.

  3. Brian Riley says:

    Great idea! Where’s the link

  4. tjb877 says:

    love the idea, but the link doesn’t work

  5. erin, lowell says:

    that’d be great! even better if the city gave a discount on the water bill for it too!

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