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Solar Heating and Cooling (SHC) Roadmap

Smart and effective solar heating and cooling policies can create new American jobs, stimulate the U.S. economy and protect the environment.

Released October 2, 2013

The heating and cooling of air and water are essential parts of our everyday lives, however these services come at a cost, with approximately 44% of energy consumption in the United States directly attributable to heating and cooling. The policy recommendations in this Roadmap target the installation of 300 GWth of SHC capacity by 2050.  

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Press Release

As a way to help bolster the U.S. economy, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) today released a comprehensive new report outlining ways to create 50,250 new American jobs and save more than $61 billion in future energy costs by more

Webinar: Solar Heating and Cooling: Energy for a Secure Future

October 16, 2013 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm EDT - Learn how solar heating and cooling (SHC) can play a significant role in providing an economically viable and environmentally sustainable long-term solution to our daily heating and cooling more

Fact Sheet

Current energy dialogue in the U.S. is centered on the solutions that reduce energy costs as well as the carbon pollution from the electricity and transportation sectors. However, a third sector is missing from this dialogue: the thermal energy that is used for heating and cooling more

Photo Gallery

SHC is the most efficient renewable technology for generating thermal heat and costs are as low as 6 cents per kilowatt (kWh) hour.  See our photo gallery of Solar Heating and Cooling technologies

Spread the Word

Get sample posts for Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin so that you can help spread the word about the growth of the solar heating and cooling industry! more


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