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Will my rooftop solar electric system heat the water in my pool?

November 27, 2023

No. Solar pool heaters use a different process to heat water. Solar water heating systems contain solar collectors that either heat the water directly or heat a “working fluid” that then is used to heat the water. This process is called a solar thermal system. Solar thermal systems and photovoltaic systems do not share any components. Some people who install solar will switch their gas-fired water heater to an electric model in order to capitalize on the energy generated from their system.