Craftsmen of Homes


Roanoke & Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia

Solar Thermal

Solar Thermal for DHW domestic hot water and space heating hydronic radiant floor heating Passive House Passive Solar Home Design Custom Builder Smith Mountain Lake Roanoke Bedford Franklin Moneta Virginia Timber Ridge Craftsmen

'Solar Thermal' systems also use the abundance of our sun's energy, and do so more efficiently than current Solar PV (photovoltaic) electric systems. Here sunshine heats water, which is then stored for use. Smaller solar thermal systems - even one panel - can effectively offset a significant portion of DHW (domestic hot water) needs for one family. Larger arrays, like the one shown here, can usually offset all DHW needs and much of the space heating demand for the home as well.

For space heating, an array like this one is often paired with a storage system, pump, distribution system, and hydronic radiant floor heating.


Timber Ridge Craftsmen, Inc.

One of Virginia's finest home builders, located at Smith Mountain Lake. We are in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, just outside of Roanoke and Lynchburg.