Residential Home Solar Hot Water

Residential Solar
Hot Water Solutions

Are you searching for an affordable and eco-friendly solution to heat your home’s water supply? Look no further than SunMaxx Solar! With over a decade of experience, we specialize in manufacturing state-of-the-art solar thermal collectors, storage tanks, and control systems to provide you with a reliable home solar hot water system.

If you’re new to the concept of solar hot water, don’t worry – we’re here to guide you through the process. To get started, simply answer a few basic questions:

  • Where is your home located?
  • What type of home solar hot water system are you interested in – for hot water, building heating, or pool heating?
  • Do you prefer to have your solar panels on the roof or on the ground?

Our goal has always been to make solar thermal systems accessible and straightforward for our customers. Whether you’re a DIY enthusiast or prefer professional installation, we offer solutions tailored to your needs.

Ready to join the thousands of satisfied SunMaxx Solar customers who have made the switch to a sustainable home solar hot water system? Fill out our form today to get started!

Solar Thermal
System Types

Solar Hot Water Heating

Domestic Hot Water

Domestic hot water systems are designed to provide hot water for everyday household use. Home solar hot water systems are an efficient and cost-effective way to heat water for your home. These systems use the sun’s energy to heat water, which is then stored in a tank for use when needed.

Solar Thermal Space Heating

Combination Solar Systems

Home solar hot water systems are designed to provide hot water for domestic use. They use the sun’s energy to heat water, which is then stored in a hot water tank. The water is then circulated through the home’s plumbing system to provide hot water for showers, baths, and other uses.

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Design Solutions

SunMaxx Solar offers custom engineering solutions to help navigate the complexities of planning and installing a solar thermal system. 

From feasibility studies to full project management services, our team has participated in over 4,000 projects worldwide. Find below a list our standard services we provide for both commercial and residential applications. 

Project Management

Full project management from design to commissioning.

Permit & Planning

Full permit and planning packages

Solar Feasibility

Propose a complete technical and financial solution for your upcoming project.

Construction Drawings

Full construction drawings for sub-assemblies or custom solar thermal stations.

Energy Simulations

Technical energy modeling for solar thermal systems.

Technical Training

On site technical training for installers, engineers and architects.

How much do engineering services cost? 

Our engineering services are sold in both packages and hourly rates depending on the size and scope of your project. Our aim is to deliver cost effective engineering services specifically designed for solar thermal customers. 

Our Engineering Solutions Include:

We provide complete turnkey project management from design to commissioning of your project. Our services include utilizing existing sub-contractors or introducing new contractors to facilitate the construction of your project.

Navigating the building code and planning requirements can be expensive and time consuming. Our in-house engineering team has extensive experience in working with planning and permit offices around the world, specifically for solar thermal systems.

Our services include preparing of full plan sets and permit packages to be submitted to the building departments.

Need a solar feasibility study for your next project? Let us help prepare energy models and financial feasibility reports for your upcoming project.

Typical projects fall in the commercial and industrial sector for this service plan.

Have a custom project which requires a specific heat transfer station or mounting system detail? Our engineering team can help provide full construction drawings for "on roof" or "off roof" solar thermal sub-assemblies.

Let our engineering team prepare custom solar thermal energy simulations using specialized solar thermal energy modeling software.

We offer remote and in-person full technical training on solar thermal system design and planning.

Additionally, we offer in facility training at our renewable energy training center located in Upstate New York.


Ready To Get Started?

Just give us a call to learn more about solar hot water for your home. We are here to help.

Solar Thermal Reference Projects

Q: Are solar hot water heaters worth it?

A: Yes, solar hot water heaters are definitely worth the investment! By utilizing the energy from the sun, solar hot water heaters can significantly reduce your energy bills, and they have a much lower impact on the environment compared to traditional hot water heaters. Many solar hot water heater users report savings of up to 50-80% on their hot water bills, making them a smart financial decision in the long run. Additionally, solar hot water heaters require very little maintenance and have a long lifespan, which means they are a reliable and cost-effective solution for heating your water supply.

Q: What are the disadvantages of solar hot water?

A: While solar hot water systems have many benefits, there are also some potential disadvantages to consider. One of the main disadvantages is the upfront cost of installation, which can be higher than traditional hot water systems. Additionally, the effectiveness of solar hot water systems may be limited in areas with less sunlight or during cloudy periods. Solar hot water systems may also require more space for installation compared to traditional hot water systems. Another potential disadvantage is the need for regular maintenance and repairs, which can be costly. Finally, if not properly installed or maintained, solar hot water systems may be more susceptible to leaks and other issues.

Q: Can solar panels heat water for a house?

A: Yes, solar panels can be used to heat water for a house. This is typically done through a solar thermal system, which uses solar collectors to absorb the sun’s energy and transfer it to a storage tank of water. The heated water can then be used for domestic hot water needs, such as showers and washing dishes. In some cases, solar panels can also be used to provide heating for the home itself, through a system known as radiant floor heating. Overall, using solar panels to heat water can be a cost-effective and eco-friendly alternative to traditional hot water systems.

Q: How does a solar water heater work?

A: A solar water heater works by utilizing the energy from the sun to heat water. The process typically involves three main components: solar collectors, a heat transfer system, and a storage tank.

First, solar collectors are installed on a roof or other location that receives ample sunlight. These collectors are designed to absorb the sun’s energy and convert it into heat.

Next, a heat transfer system moves the heat from the collectors to a storage tank. This system can take many forms, such as a heat exchanger or a pump. The heat transfer system ensures that the heat from the collectors is effectively transferred to the water in the storage tank.

Finally, the heated water is stored in a tank until it is needed for domestic hot water needs, such as showers or washing dishes. A control system is often used to regulate the flow of water and ensure that it is heated to the desired temperature.

Overall, solar water heaters are a cost-effective and eco-friendly alternative to traditional hot water systems that rely on fossil fuels.