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Solar Thermal Energy: The Time Has Come

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The technical potential for solar water heating in the United States is about one quadrillion Btu of energy savings per year, worth $8 billion of energy costs and 50 million to 75 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions. Furthermore, some 67 percent of the nation’s commercial buildings have rooftops available for solar water heating, says the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

These figures show the vast possibilities for solar thermal energy to displace fossil fuels, counteract climate change, and save building and business owners money, according to this Johnson Controls white paper, “Solar Thermal Energy: The Time Has Come.”

To read more and download the white paper, please click here.

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