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California solar thermal incentives officially extended until 2020

California solar thermal incentives officially extended until 2020

October 9, 2017 at 11:14 am 0 comments

After Gov. Brown’s signature last week, California’s solar thermal incentives are officially extended, much to the delight of CALSEIA and the state’s solar industry. “Using California’s warm sunshine to do something as simple as heating water is sensible for our state and a key way to protect public health, cleanRead More

California solar thermal incentive bill heads to governor’s desk

California solar thermal incentive bill heads to governor’s desk

September 18, 2017 at 10:54 am 0 comments

Timed perfectly with Solar Power International, the California Legislature passed AB 797 last week. With the bipartisan vote in the Assembly of 45-19 and the Senate’s bipartisan 30-10 vote last Tuesday, the bill now heads to the Governor for his signature. The bill extends consumer incentives for solar thermal technologiesRead More

Sun Bandit solar water heating, storage system qualifies for Solar Thermal Rebate Program

Sun Bandit solar water heating, storage system qualifies for Solar Thermal Rebate Program

August 24, 2017 at 10:12 am 0 comments

The PV-powered solar water heating and storage system, Sun Bandit by Next Generation Energy, has qualified for the new, higher incentives associated with the California Solar Initiative (CSI) Solar Thermal Rebate Program. Close to $109 million in incentives is currently available to drive solar adoption: $92.6 million for general market,Read More

CyboEnergy debuts an inverter air conditioner (no batteries required)

CyboEnergy debuts an inverter air conditioner (no batteries required)

July 6, 2017 at 10:16 am Comments are Disabled

CyboEnergy has released a family of off-grid and on/off-grid CyboInverters that can run Inverter-Air-Conditioners (IAC) without batteries. “Inverter-Air-Conditioners (IAC) are becoming more popular,” saud CyboEnergy CEO George Cheng. “They can start with small amounts of surge power; therefore, our special off-grid CyboInverters can run these air conditioners with just solarRead More

Ice Energy cooling, energy storage system achieves world record efficiency

Ice Energy cooling, energy storage system achieves world record efficiency

June 12, 2017 at 7:54 am Comments are Disabled

The Ice Bear 20 home cooling and energy storage system from Ice Energy has achieved a Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) of 14.56 when operating like a conventional AC unit, and when operating in its ice cooling mode using stored ice, an unprecedented Energy Efficiency Ratio (EER) of 150 — moreRead More

California State Assembly passes bill to extend solar thermal incentives

California State Assembly passes bill to extend solar thermal incentives

May 16, 2017 at 1:43 pm Comments are Disabled

California’s solar thermal incentives might live to see another day. The state’s Assembly passed AB 797 by a vote of 48 to 22 yesterday, which will extend consumer incentives for solar thermal technologies that reduce natural gas use in homes and buildings. The bill is part of the state’s ongoingRead More

FAFCO crowdfunding its new solar electric, solar thermal combo system

FAFCO crowdfunding its new solar electric, solar thermal combo system

April 5, 2017 at 1:22 pm Comments are Disabled

FAFCO has been around since 1969 in the solar thermal manufacturing space and is taking its latest brainchild to crowdfunding. The concept they are looking to crowdfund is CoolPV — an enhanced solar electric panel that generates electricity and heats water using the same panel on the same valuable solar roof space. BecauseRead More

Solar thermal Q&A: What are the trends in 2017, and how does an installer get started?

Solar thermal Q&A: What are the trends in 2017, and how does an installer get started?

February 22, 2017 at 11:26 am 1 comment

For an update on what’s happening with solar thermal, we chatted with Bob Leckinger, CEO of FAFCO, the oldest and largest US commercial and residential solar thermal manufacturer with more than 200,000 customers. FAFCO recently launched the nation’s first-ever, commercially viable, combined solar electric/thermal system, CoolPV. This panel technology providesRead More

Solar Bandit — solar water heating solution — now eligible for PACE financing

Solar Bandit — solar water heating solution — now eligible for PACE financing

January 26, 2017 at 4:24 pm Comments are Disabled

The world’s first PV-powered solar water heating solution – Next Generation Energy’s Sun Bandit – is now eligible for financing with the nation’s largest and fastest-growing PACE providers. Sun Bandit’s eligibility for PACE financing brings a lower cost of entry to the solar PV marketplace, putting Sun Bandit’s solar hybridRead More

Meet Ice Cub: a nifty new home energy storage device and HVAC system

Meet Ice Cub: a nifty new home energy storage device and HVAC system

November 17, 2016 at 8:27 am Comments are Disabled

Ice Energy, a leading provider of distributed thermal energy storage solutions, has launched the Ice Cub – a reimagined way to cool and heat the home, store energy and optimize solar PV. Building upon Ice Energy’s patented thermal energy storage and load management technology, the Ice Cub is designed toRead More

 
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