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Solar Water Heating at Facebook

The SunWater Solar crew has been hard at work this week launching construction of the Cogenra solar thermal/PV system we are installing on the fitness center at Facebook’s new campus in Menlo Park, Calif. This week SunWater Solar cut into the roof, lifted materials to the roof and began building out the blocking and sleepers […]

Solar Water-Heating at U.S. Army Camp Parks

Camp Parks, a U.S. Army reservist base in Dublin, California, is charging ahead with solar water-heating and other renewable technologies these days. The base’s efforts to implement solar thermal technology are indicative of a powerful drive within the U.S. military to achieve energy independence. Within the U.S. military, several mandates are in place that set […]

Higher CSI-Thermal Rebates for Low Income Multifamily Buildings

Great news from the CSI-Thermal Program Administrators! Administrators announced yesterday that the CSI-Thermal rebate for low income multifamily buildings will increase to $19.23 per therm offset – 150% of the current incentive level ($12.82 per therm offset). The new, higher incentive will take effect March 29, 2012, and makes solar water heating an even more financially attractive proposition […]

SunWater Solar 2011 Milestones

Now that the dust has settled and the books closed on 2011, we thought we’d take a look back at this momentous year in SunWater Solar history. All told, we’re pleased to say that we came out of 2011 with some impressive victories under our belt, and we’re primed to continue leading the U.S. solar […]

CPUC Expands CSI-T Program to Low Income Housing Facilities

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) recently announced a new way for low-income housing facilities to tap into California Solar Initiative-Thermal (CSI-T) funds: SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 6, 2011 – The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) today established a low income California Solar Initiative (CSI)-Thermal Program. In a previous decision the CPUC allocated $25 million in […]

Launch of the New SunWater Solar Website

Since the spring of 2011, we at SunWater have been busily generating new solar thermal-related content, discussing website layout and architecture, and selecting our best project images and case studies. These efforts recently came to fruition with the launch of SunWater Solar’s refreshed, revamped company website. The new website features lots of great photographs, case […]

Solar Thermal- Some Like It Hot, Some Like It Cold!

SunWater Solar was pleased to take part in the USGBC (U.S. Green Building Council) Silicon Valley’s program “Solar Thermal- Some Like It Hot, Some Like It Cold!” on July 12, 2011. Chris Chappell, Director of Sales at SunWater Solar, gave an overview of how solar thermal technology utilizes the sun’s energy, rather than fossil fuels, to generate low-cost, environmentally friendly thermal energy. Joining Chris in the presentation was Sargon Ishaya, President of Pragmatic Professional Engineers, who discussed solar thermal and its use in solar cooling applications. Also presenting was Nick Stimmel, Program Administrator for PG&E’s CSI-Thermal (California Solar Initiative-Thermal) Program, who discussed the CSI-T incentive structure and current program statistics.

SunWater Solar & Chinatown CDC Announce 40-Collector Solar Hot Water System

SunWater Solar and the Chinatown Community Development Center (CDC) today announced the completion of a new solar water-heating system at Larkin Pine Senior Housing, a San Francisco affordable housing development home to 90 seniors. The system’s 40 Schuco Performance solar thermal collectors will meet up to 70% of the building’s hot water load and offset […]

SunWater Solar & Chromasun Announce Largest Rooftop Concentrating Solar Thermal System in California

SunWater Solar is proud to have partnered with Chromasun and others on this 60-collector solar hot water system installed at Santa Clara University (SCU) in Santa Clara, California. The 60 Chromasun MCT collectors will generate an estimated 6,727 therms of energy for water heating at SCU’s Benson Center cafeteria. For more details you can read […]

Replacing a Solar Hot Water System

SunWater Solar yesterday attended a client kick-off meeting for a commercial solar hot water system we’ll soon install on an 11-story multifamily building in Santa Clara County, California. The first part of the installation will involve removing the building’s existing solar hot water system, which has been in service for the last quarter century. The […]

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