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.
Changes Expected to Increase Number of Households and Businesses Able to Install Solar Hot Water
April 23, 2015
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) is broadening its Solar Hot Water Program statewide and including projects that displace hot water produced by heating oil, natural gas, propane, and wood, in addition to projects that displace electricity.
Though Their Future Remains Unclear, Federal and State Tax Incentives Have Driven Growth
January 20, 2015
Since their introduction in 2006, solar tax credits have been extended through 2016 and caps on subsidies to residential customers have been removed. Despite economic challenges, these policies have underpinned moderate growth in solar water heater installations in the U.S. over the past five years, according to a report from IBISWorld.
There Are Now More Than 1,700 Companies Nationwide That Specialize in Solar Heating and Cooling
October 13, 2014
With projected savings in some cases as high as $1.5 million, a new report released by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) illustrates the benefits achieved by utilizing solar heating and cooling (SHC) systems for U.S. businesses and commercial buildings.
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.
Standard Establishes Generally Acceptable Minimum Quality Criteria for Design and Installation
December 19, 2013
The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) announced that its new standard IAPMO/ANSI S1001.1, Design and Installation of Solar Water Heating Systems, has been approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as an American National Standard.
Project Demonstrates Cost-Effective, Clean Energy Source for Hot Water Needs
July 8, 2013
Western State Design has had a hot water-generating system installed by solar thermal energy developer, ergSol, at its headquarters office in Hayward, Calif. The compact solar system provides hot water for demonstration commercial and coin-op laundry equipment.
In the next five years, revenue growth of the solar water heater installation market is forecast to strengthen on the back of rising corporate profit, booming housing starts, and technological advances that will make solar water heaters more economical, according to a report from industry research firm IBISWorld.
NV Energy's RenewableGenerations program is hosting a free technical workshop on Wednesday, April 23, for licensed contractors interested in learning how to install solar-powered water, space, and pool heating equipment.