Renewable Energy

This research report summarizes basic information on solar hot water (SHW) technologies and their use in the state of New York. This report relies upon published secondary sources and direct interviews with experts in the field.

This report covers four major topics:

  • Specific SHW technologies deployed in New York
  • Major technology configuration and an analysis on how installations differ
  • Barriers to widespread solar hot water adoption
  • Research and literature gaps

The Pace Energy and Climate Center thanks Environmental Defense Fund for its support on this report. Special thanks to Rory Christian, Director, New York Clean Energy and Abbey Brown, Clean Energy Project Manager.