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CSI-Thermal Program Expanded to Include Swimming Pools

On October 5, California’s Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 2249, expanding the California Solar Initiative-Thermal (CSI-Thermal) incentive program to include non-residential swimming pools. This program expansion should be great news for facilities (in California) that commonly operate commercial pools, such as multifamily and apartment buildings, government and educational facilities, and hotels. Pool heating is […]

New Video Highlights Latest SunWater Solar Installations

SunWater Solar today released “Advanced Solar Thermal Technology with SunWater Solar,” a new video that highlights a variety of solar water heating, solar cooling and solar process-heating systems the company has constructed over the last 12 months. The video documents the latest additions to SunWater Solar’s broad portfolio of successful projects and reflects the company’s […]

Ritz Hotel Press Conference

Last week SunWater Solar took part in a press conference held atop the Ritz Hotel, a San Francisco multifamily affordable housing building where SunWater Solar installed a 695 square-foot solar water-heating system. The event was organized and attended by representatives from PG&E, the Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation (TNDC) and the San Francisco Department of the […]

Multi-family/Commercial CSI-Thermal Rebates Increase

On August 6, the California Public Utilities Commission officially announced a decision to increase the value of CSI-Thermal rebates for solar water heating systems. Tier one multi-family/commercial CSI-Thermal rebates were increased by 13.33%, raising the rebate from $12.82 to $14.53 per therm offset. The increase is the result of a petition from CALSEIA (California Solar […]

Solar Water Heating at Parris Island U.S. Marine Corps Recruit Depot

SunWater Solar staff have been onsite building four 80-collector solar hot water systems on barracks at the U.S. Marine Corps Recruit Depot at Parris Island, South Carolina. This project, one piece of a well-defined strategy within the U.S. military to adopt renewable energy technologies, is SunWater Solar’s largest and most ambitious project yet. In less […]

SunWater Solar on the Cover of SolarPro Magazine

Justin Weil, president of SunWater Solar, appears on the cover of the current issue of SolarPro magazine, now available online and in hard copy. The cover image features Justin alongside one of two 2,100-gallon Haase solar water storage tanks that SunWater Solar installed at a large multifamily building in Union City, Calif. This is the […]

CSI-Thermal Marketing Campaign is Now Live

After much anticipation by solar companies throughout the state, California Solar Initiative-Thermal program administrators recently announced the launch of a new marketing campaign designed to increase awareness of solar water-heating (SWH) technology among Californians. The campaign will utilize television, radio and print media, and the Internet, to spread the good word about the benefits of […]

Solar Water Heating on the Rise among Multifamily Building Owners

An article in last week’s San Francisco Chronicle did a great job describing the growing trend of multifamily buildings in the U.S. “going green” in various ways, including the adoption of solar water heating. The article describes several factors that are driving the fast growth of green technology use by multifamily buildings. These factors include: […]

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 […]

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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