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Depending on the availability of unshaded sunlight and the amount of water usage at your business, solar water heating can be a very efficient technology. The decision to install one of these systems should be made after you consider a variety of factors.
Local building codes, availability of sunlight, maintenance requirements and the cost of other alternative energy options, should all enter into your decision to install a solar water heating system. In most populated areas of Arizona there is plentiful sunshine and current utility, state, and federal incentives make this a very economical choice.
Sunlight is a clean renewable energy resource that has been used for many years. Some benefits of solar water/space heating are:
TEP no longer provides commercial solar water heating and space incentives.
Customers may qualify for federal and state tax credits to further reduce the cost of the system. Talk with a tax professional about current tax credits available to you for a renewable energy system. You can also view federal and state tax credits at dsireusa.org.