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Cost effective solution. On average, if you install a solar water heater, your water heating bills should drop 50% - 80%.


Also, because the sun is free, you're protected from future fuel shortages and price hikes.

Other financial benefits include:


•  Anticipated payback period of 3 to 7 years with the help of state, federal and utility incentives.

•  Solar energy systems can take advantage of the sun's free energy year round.

•  Solar energy can be produced even at low temperatures.

•  Between tax credits and energy savings, this system offers a faster return on your investment than other types

    of solar energy systems.

•  Lower first-time start up cost than solar photovoltaic (PV) systems.Source: U.S. Department of Energy EERE

    consumer's guide


Available Incentives on Eligible Solar Water Heating Systems:

Federal tax credits – 30 % of total installed cost

Oregon tax credits – Up to $1500

City of Ashland – Up to $1000

Energy Trust of Oregon – Up to $1500


Environmentally beneficial 


• Solar energy is an unlimited resource.

• Solar energy does not produce harmful emissions or require transportation or pipelines like electric energy does.

• Solar water heating systems installed in the U.S. help reduce our household energy consumption, and the

   nation's reliance on toxic fossil fuels.

• Solar water heating systems will work anywhere in the U.S., not just sunny states.


Source: U.S. Department of Energy EERE consumer's guide


S.O.S. Plumbing employs Oregon Tax Credit Certified Technicians, is a Velux 5-Star Certified Installer

and is an Energy Trust of Oregon Solar Water Heating Trade Ally.



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