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28-Collector System Completed for Housing Authority of the City of Alameda

We put out a press release today announcing the completion of a 28-collector system we designed and built for the Housing Authority of the City of Alameda. Here is the text of the press release: RICHMOND, Calif., March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — SunWater Solar today announced the completion of a solar water-heating system installed at […]

CPUC CSI-Thermal Workshop

SunWater Solar’s Justin Weil and Chris Chappell joined colleagues from throughout the solar thermal industry last week for a workshop hosted by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). Held at CPUC headquarters in San Francisco, this event attracted leading solar thermal manufacturers, installers and integrators, along with energy consultants and representatives from utility companies and […]

Peninsula Station Wins Sustainable San Mateo Green Building Award

Peninsula Station, an affordable housing building with a solar thermal system designed and installed by SunWater Solar, has been recognized by Sustainable San Mateo County’s 12th annual Sustainability & Green Building Awards. Congratulations Peninsula Station on this award, and for taking the lead on energy efficiency! SunWater Solar enjoyed working on this project with Mid-Peninsula Housing, […]

SunWater Solar Featured in Documentary from CreaTV

SunWater Solar, Schuco and a handful of other renewable energy companies are the focus of a new documentary video produced by CreaTV (Channel 15 Comcast in California).  Filmed in December 2010, the 55-minute video introduces the San Jose Green Vision Showcase, which we highlighted in a previous SunWater blog entry.  The documentary will soon air […]

SunWater Solar 2010 in Review

It’s been a banner year for SunWater Solar and California’s solar thermal industry, and morale is running high around the SunWater office as 2010 winds down. Sales of commercial solar hot water systems are surging and there are many exciting opportunities on the horizon. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our customers […]

San Jose’s Knowledge Hub for Clean Energy Education & Awareness

City of San Jose and U.S. Department of Energy officials, along with representatives from SunWater Solar, the media and other clean energy companies, yesterday attended a media event announcing the launch of the San Jose Green Vision Clean Energy Showcase. The media event began in the San Jose City Hall Rotunda, and after remarks from […]

San Jose Green Vision Solar Showcase

The SunWater Solar team has been working recently with friends from Schuco, another leading solar technology company, to construct a solar hot water demonstration project that will be part of an upcoming showcase of solar technologies in San Jose. The City of San Jose’s “Green Vision Solar Showcase Center” will be located across the street […]

Launch of the CSI-Thermal Program Multifamily/Commercial Rebate

After many months of consultation with solar thermal industry experts, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) recently launched the much-anticipated California Solar Initiative-Thermal (CSI-T) rebate for multifamily and commercial solar water heating systems. We at SunWater Solar are excited that the rebate is now live and that our input was valuable to those who developed […]

Solar Hot Water at the White House

We at SunWater have been closely following the national campaign to encourage President Obama to install solar technology at the White House. The campaign achieved a milestone today when the White House announced plans to install both solar hot water and solar PV systems by spring 2011. A solar hot water system did grace the […]

The Advantages of Solar Thermal Over Natural Gas for Heating Water

Natural gas has been a popular fuel source in the U.S for well over 100 years. From providing light, to heating homes, to powering entire industries, it has played a major role in the country’s modernization. As long as it can be safely and cleanly extracted and transported to end-users, natural gas should and will […]

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Thermal For Low Income Housing

Low income housing building owners can currently garner very attractive CSI-T rebates

Storage Strategies

Issue of SolarPro magazine, featuring Justin Weil on cover and SunWater Solar article on solar storage

Solarbration for Solar Pool Heating

SunWater Solar was pleased to be part of the recent Solarbration event at Terra Linda High School in San Rafael CA..

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle

SunWater and UC Berkeley are working together to test this Toyota fuel cell vehicle

Advanced Solar Thermal Video

This video showcases solar thermal systems SunWater has recently installed