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 […]

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 […]

New Solar Water Heater Rebate from the CEC

Solar hot water is now a better deal than ever thanks to the California Energy Commission (CEC). On July 28 the CEC announced an expansion of the Cash for Appliances rebate program, which offers incentives for solar water heaters. Beginning July 29, consumers who purchase a qualifying solar water heater, apply within 120 days of […]

Intersolar North America 2010

The SunWater Solar crew, along with thousands of exhibitors and attendees from the national and international solar industry, was in attendance this week at the Intersolar trade show in San Francisco. This event is the place to check out some of the latest and greatest products hitting the solar industry, and hear all the latest […]

CSI-Thermal Program Has Launched in California

The CSI-Thermal Program officially launched on May 1st in California.   The program is currently accepting applications for residential solar water heating systems that displace natural gas or electric water heaters in the service territories of PG&E, SCE, SoCalGas, and SDG&E.  The program is expected to begin accepting commercial solar hot water rebate applications on […]

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 […]

SunWater Solar News: $350 Million Solar Thermal Rebate Program

California Solar Initiative Thermal Program Authorizes $350 Million in Incentives Rebate Program Expected to Ignite Solar Thermal Market in California, where SunWater Solar is an Established Leader SAN FRANCISCO and RICHMOND, Calif. – January 25, 2010 – The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) last week approved the California Solar Initiative (CSI) Thermal Program, which authorizes […]

The CSI Thermal Program Is Approved

The California Public Utility Commission approved the California Solar Initiative (CSI)  Thermal Program today in San Francisco.   The CSI Thermal Program will provide $350 million in rebates for both residential and commercial solar water heating projects across the state in an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.   “The solar thermal rebate is fantastic news for […]

CPUC Releases Its Proposed Decision On CSI-Thermal

California moved one step closer to a statewide incentive program for residential and commercial solar water heating last week with the release of Commissioner Peevey’s Proposed Decision recommending the creation of the CSI-Thermal Program by the California Public Utilities Commission. The solar water heating incentive program was mandated by law in October of 2007 when […]

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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