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Monthly Archives: August 2013

The New Architects and Their Solar Thermal Designs at the 2013 Solar Decathlon

Posted on by Solar Fred

It’s exciting to see what’s next in architecture and how young architects are integrating solar hot water and solar heating into their building designs. Below are several video examples from the 2013 Solar Decathlon, an international competition that invites colleges … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 Solar Decathlon, Residential Solar Hot Water, Solar Hot Water News, Solar Thermal & Solar Hot Water News, solar thermal air conditioning, Solar Thermal Space Heating |

Finally, the White House Is Installing Solar on the Roof, But Will There Be Solar Thermal?

Posted on by Solar Fred

  At long last, the White House has reportedly started to install “American-made solar panels” on the White House roof, along with other energy efficiency measures. It’s about time. Free Hot Water has personally waited a long time for this … Continue reading

Posted in Solar Hot Water Monitoring, Solar Hot Water News, solar on the white house |

New Changes to the CSI Thermal Rebate Program: Commercial Swimming Pools, Heating, and Cooling Now Eligible

Posted on by Solar Fred

California’s CSI Thermal program has expanded eligibility for its lucrative rebates that give California businesses up to $500,000 towards the cost or their solar thermal installations. The first big change is that commercial pool heating is now eligible for the … Continue reading

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PACE: A Little Known But Innovative Way to Finance Commercial Solar Thermal in California

Posted on by Solar Fred

Have you ever had a commercial or industrial solar thermal project in California get held up due to lack of financing? Consider the recently revived PACE financing, or “Property Assessed Clean Energy. PACE is the next best thing to having … Continue reading

Posted in 30% Investment Tax Credit, Commercial PACE Programs, CSI Thermal Program |