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Coming on the heels of the recently approved California Solar Initiative (CSI) solar thermal rebate program, SunWater Solar is pleased to learn that the federal government is now considering a bill that would institute a similar program for all 50 states. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Representative Steve Cohen (D-TN) introduced the bill, entitled the 10 Million Solar Roofs and 10 Million Gallons of Solar Water Heating Act of 2010.  Supported by the solar industry,  this bill would “increase the quantity of solar photovoltaic electricity by providing rebates for the purchase and installation of an additional 10,000,000 solar roofs and additional solar water heating systems with a cumulative capacity of 10,000,000 gallons by 2019.”

Once enshrined into law, this legislation would provide further incentives for American business and home owners to adopt solar thermal for their water heating needs. The law would help the economy by creating more green jobs and keep Americans on the path toward reducing greenhouse gas emissions, as well as our dependence on fossil fuels.

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Posted On : Friday, February 5, 2010

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