Who sells and installs solar thermal systems?

Depending on your area, the simplest way to find a solar thermal systems contractor is to look in the yellow pages under “ Equipment and Systems—Dealers.” Most of the listings will probably be for solar , photovoltaic (solar electric), or electric systems .

You can also contact your utility company to get information on recommended vendors, or search on the Internet for , solar pool heating, or solar space heating, depending on the application you are interested in installing.

Your state may have an active chapter of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), a trade association of contractors, distributors, and manufacturers. See “Getting help” for contact information.