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SunWater Solar is proud to be part of the global Solar Thermal Revolution that’s poised to sweep the U.S.  We believe that in the years to come, solar hot water will become as popular in the U.S. as it already is in some other countries, like Spain for example.

Spain is a shining example of how widespread use of Solar Thermal technology could look here in the U.S. once the technology takes off. Spain is light years ahead of the U.S. in the terms of developing Solar Thermal, the government having realized in the late 1990’s that this technology could generate massive amounts of low-cost hot water and electricity.

Barcelona, a Spanish city known as the pioneer for solar regulations in Europe, is Spain’s Solar Thermal epicenter. Barcelona has required solar hot water systems on all new public and private buildings since 2000; the first city in Europe to enact such legislation. In Barcelona, new buildings must produce 60% of their hot water with Solar Thermal technology.

In the U.S., financial incentives are the preferred method of encouraging Solar Thermal adoption, rather than laws mandating its use. Ultimately though, the end result of each approach is the same: widespread adoption of Solar Thermal technology throughout the nation.

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Posted On : Friday, April 2, 2010

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