Through specially designed systems, energy from the sun can be used to heat water for your home or business. Depending on your water use, a properly designed, installed, and maintained solar water heater can meet half to nearly all of hot your water demand. If your location has a southern facing roof or wall with little obstruction to the sun you have a good location for a Solar hot water system. Almost as important is the slope of your roof. Ideally you want your collector to be mounted at an angle equal to your latitude plus 15 degrees more if to be optimized for winter heat. Many different systems can be designed to meet your heating requirements.