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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 […]

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 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: […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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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