Residential Solar Hot Water Energy Metering Practical and Affordable

Click the graph to see energy production,
of a solar water heater.

57 Utilities subsidize the installation of
residential solar water heaters.

28 States subsidize the installation of
residential solar water heaters.

13 Utilities have defined ownership of the REC’s
that are produced by residential solar water heaters
receiving their subsidies.

North Carolina was the first state to authorize local
utilities to count Renewable Energy Credits (REC)
earned from residential solar water heating towards
meeting the Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS).