Once installation of your solar water heating system is complete your utility bills become a fraction of what they were previously. The system uses energy from the sun to heat your water, causing your existing water heater to turn on less frequently, if at all. When your existing water heater turns on less frequently, you use less conventional fuel – natural gas, oil or propane – in turn saving you money and helping the environment.
For your contract term, Skyline bills you for the solar hot water that you use at a price that is a fixed percentage (i.e., your “savings rate”) lower than your utility rate. Skyline also covers all costs associated with monitoring and maintenance. On an ongoing basis, we measure and report to you your actual energy savings and environmental impact. Your savings are guaranteed, meaning that if you don’t save we don’t get paid.
At the end of your Skyline contract, you have the option of taking over ownership of the solar water heating system, or renewing your contract with Skyline to continue to maintain your system.
The Skyline program has additional savings benefits. For the life of your contract, maintenance expenses are included, providing further savings on your operating costs.
Learn how the Skyline program worked for one of our Washington, DC projects: