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Hotel Solar Hot Water in the News: Adrift Hotel, Washington

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The Adrift Hotel, an 80 room reclaimed architecture hotel and spa on Washington’s coast, is the first hotel in the Long Beach Peninsula area to reduce its daily operating costs with solar hot water. Hotels are a natural fit for … Continue reading

Posted in 30% Investment Tax Credit, Hotel Solar Hot Water, Solar Hot Water News |

Solar Hot Water Installs in the News

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Unfortunately, solar thermal installations don’t receive much attention in the media, so Free Hot Water offers this run down of some notable solar thermal success stories that we’ve recently seen in the US market. Clif Bars’ HQ and Test Kitchens … Continue reading

Posted in Solar Hot Water, Solar hot water case studies, Solar Hot Water for Apartment Buildings, Solar Hot Water Monitoring, Solar Thermal & Solar Hot Water News, solar thermal for process heat |

Download this USDA Presentation on Solar Thermal Food Processing History and Technology

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The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently made a presentation about the usage of solar thermal as a food drying and processing technology. In terms of industrial food processing, solar thermal and solar hot water are commonly at vineyards and … Continue reading

Posted in 30% Investment Tax Credit, Commercial PACE Programs, commercial solar thermal skid pump stations, CSI Thermal Program, solar hot water resources, Solar Process Heat, solar thermal for breweries, solar thermal for process heat, Solar Thermal Space Heating |

North Carolina On My Mind for a New Generous Solar Thermal Tax Credit

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If you’re looking for generous solar thermal rebates, North Carolina has a new 35% state tax credit that can be used for North Carolina’s many food processing plants, private universities, pork and dairy farms, hotels, apartment buildings, and more. The … Continue reading

Posted in 30% Investment Tax Credit, North Carolina Solar Thermal/Hot Water, Residential Solar Water Heating Installers, Solar Thermal Space Heating |

Video: A Building Developer and a Restaurant Owner Discuss Benefits of Solar Thermal

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  Last month at Solar Power International 2013, Doug Stingle, Development Director of the Midwest Renewable Energy Association, sat down with representatives of two Chicago area businesses that have benefited from solar hot water. His first guest, Michael Burton, is … Continue reading

Posted in Restaurant Solar Hot Water, Solar hot water case studies, Solar Hot Water for Apartment Buildings, Solar Power International 2013, solar thermal for breweries, Solar Trade Shows |

A New “Made-in-Minnesota” Solar Thermal Rebate Available in 2014

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During the summer of 2013, the state of Minnesota passed a new incentive for commercial and residential solar water heating. However, the program budget is small and it requires components to be made in Minnesota. The good news is that … Continue reading

Posted in 30% Investment Tax Credit, Residential Solar Hot Water, Solar Business Resources, Solar Hot Water, Solar Hot Water for Apartment Buildings, solar hot water resources, Solar Process Heat, Solar Rebates |

Video: Renowned Architect Larry Speck Says Solar Is as Essential for Buildings as Plumbing

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Noted architect Larry Speck helped found the architecture program at the University of Texas and is best known for his designs for the Austin Convention Center and Austin International Airport. While Speck lives in Big Oil country, he advocates for … Continue reading

Posted in Architects and Solar Hot Water, Solar Process Heat, Solar Rebates, solar thermal air conditioning, Solar Thermal Space Heating |

Congratulations to Santa Clara University on the Solar Decathlon’s “Radiant House”

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Free Hot Water congratulates our neighbors at Santa Clara University for their solar thermal performance and innovations at the U.S. Solar Decathlon—and we also thank them for including Free Hot Water. Santa Clara called their entry “Radiant House,” a name … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 Solar Decathlon, Residential Solar Hot Water, Residential Solar Water Heating Installers, Solar Hot Water News, Solar Hot Water Videos |

Here Are Details on the New CSI Thermal Incentive for Solar Process Heating and Cooling

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It’s official: Solar process heating applications are now eligible for California’s CSI Thermal incentive. That means that up to $500,000 is available for commercial process heat technologies, which include solar space heating, solar air conditioning, or multi-family/commercial combination solar heating, … Continue reading

Posted in CSI Thermal Program, Solar Hot Water for Apartment Buildings, Solar Process Heat, Solar Rebates, solar thermal engineering, solar thermal for breweries, Solar thermal for laundromats, solar thermal for process heat, Solar Thermal Space Heating |

SEIA Releases Solar Heating and Cooling Roadmap to Installing 100 Million Solar Thermal Panels

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SEIA, the solar industry’s main trade organization, has released a long-awaited Solar Heating and Cooling Roadmap to installing more solar thermal systems in the U.S. There’s a lot of great information here and a bold vision for a solar thermal … Continue reading

Posted in 30% Investment Tax Credit, Solar 1603 Treasurty Grant Program (TGP), Solar Business Resources, Solar Hot Water News, Solar Hot Water Value, Solar Thermal Economics, Solar water heating jobs |