Most residential water heaters in the US are electric. Now a solar hot water service in Florida helps to promote solar water heaters. What is interesting about the service is that a local power company is involved.

A recently renovated retirement facility in Canada will now benefit from the country's largest solar heating and cooling (SHC) installation. The system will cut electricity consumption roughly in half.

The use of heat pumps in connection with solar thermal energy systems is becoming increasingly popular in Central Europe. Other countries are also finding this combination attractive.