This brochure comes from the Minnesota Office of Energy Security. It provides information for households and consumers on the benefits and basic of solar thermal heating for the home.
While people may not assume that solar thermal is a viable energy source in Minnesota because it is often cold and snowy, the brochure states that 50-70% of a households domestic hot water needs can be supplied through solar thermal. The presentation also suggests that most buildings with southern exposure and a roof could benefit from a solar thermal system. The environmental benefits of solar thermal, reducing carbon output and thereby helping to mitigate climate change, are also stressed to consumers in the brochure.
Author: Minnesota Office of Energy Security
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