Proposed California Legislation Mandates Solar

Earlier last month, a California bill proposed to mandate the installation of solar power on all new construction projects in the state. Currently, California’s Title 24 Energy Standards for buildings mandates all new residential homes and commercial buildings under 10 stories to have a “solar ready” roof. This means 15% of the roof’s area is free of shade, obstructions […]

It’s Time For A Solar Revolution

Senator Bernie Sanders, co-sponsor of the Ten Million Solar Roofs Act, has written an op-ed piece advocating solar in the US and he calls for 200,000 new solar water heating systems to be installed in the next 10 years. He writes “If we are serious about moving toward energy independence in a cost-effective way, we […]

Federal Solar Thermal Rebate Program in the Works

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 […]

President Obama Signs Executive Order Setting Sustainability Goals

Demonstrating a commitment to lead by example, President Obama signed an Executive Order in October that sets sustainability goals for Federal agencies and focuses on making improvements in their environmental, energy and economic performance. The Executive Order requires Federal agencies to set a 2020 greenhouse gas emissions reduction target within 90 days; increase energy efficiency; […]

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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