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 […]

Solar Thermal at Crow Canyon Medical Center

SunWater Solar recently put the finishing touches on a large “combi” (combination) solar thermal cooling and heating system at Crow Canyon Medical Center (CCMC) in Danville, Calif. This system, the largest of its kind in California, features 75 Chromasun MCT collectors. The MCT is ideal for high-temperature solar thermal applications, such as commercial and industrial […]

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: […]

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 […]

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 […]

SF Environment Green Energy Fair and Solar Thermal Tour

SF Environment is having a Green Energy Fair on Saturday, June 26, from 10am-3pm at the Golden Gate Park bandshell in San Francisco.   As part of the fair, they are offering bus tours of several San Francisco sites that are currently using solar water heating. SunWater Solar is pleased that one of our solar thermal […]

SunWater Solar and San Francisco Apartments

SunWater Solar was recently featured in San Francisco Apartment Magazine in an article describing solar water heating systems that we designed and installed in three San Francisco apartment buildings. The owner of the apartment buildings, Linda Erkelens, describes in the article why she decided to invest in solar thermal technology and why she chose SunWater […]

GreenFinanceSF Program Launches

San Francisco has officially launched the GreenFinanceSF program which allows businesses and homeowners to finance solar thermal systems through a special assessment on their property tax.   The $150 million loan program is the largest PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) program in the country and allows financing of solar and other energy efficiency projects with little […]

GreenFinanceSF Approved By Mayor Newsom

The GreenFinanceSF program was signed into law yesterday by Mayor Gavin Newsom.   The program, once known as SF2, is a PACE  (Property Assessed Clean Energy) program that allows residential and commercial building owners to finance solar water heating systems through their property taxes.   SunWater Solar applauds the city of San Francisco for taking a big […]

San Francisco Sustainable Financing To Launch In Early 2010

San Francisco is joining the list of municipalities offering a PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) financing program.   The new initiative will be called San Francisco Sustainable Financing, or SF Squared (SF2) and will allow both residential and commercial building owners to finance solar water heating systems on their property taxes over a 20 year period. […]

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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