Solar helps nonprofit affordable housing developer achieve LEED Platinum certification
August 3, 2015
In the Boyle Heights neighborhood of East Los Angeles, stands a newly constructed 53-unit affordable housing complex called Sol y Luna Apartments. To maintain long-term affordability, the project includes solar photovoltaic and solar hot water systems designed and installed by Los Angeles-based solar company Promise Energy.
System Provides Renewable Heat for Hundreds of Low-Income Senior Residents in Southern California
May 5, 2014
Promise Energy celebrated the installation of the largest solar water heating system in the city of Norwalk at the grand opening of the Norwalk Tower, an 11-story 185-unit affordable housing retrofit project.
The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has approved an increase in rebates offered through the California Solar Initiative (CSI)-Thermal Program of up to 45 percent. CPUC authorized the higher rebates to help boost adoption of solar water heating technology and encourage involvement in the statewide program.
A second-generation hybrid solar water heating system, the ecoMax° integrates waste heat recovery, along with solar thermal, to produce free hot water for domestic and light commercial use. The controller means HVAC technicians can now tap into a second free heat source: waste heat recovery from a/c and refrigeration units.