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California Paves the Way for Solar Hot Water

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California Paves the Way for Solar Hot Water

The good folks at Solar Industry Magazine report the California Assembly Utilities and Commerce Committee passed a bill that significantly extends rebates for solar water heating systems.  According to the article the bill would target low-income communities and while ensuring that the maximum rebate cap works for industrial clients as well.  From the arcticle:

“According to the California Solar Energy Industries Association (CALSEIA), the bill would extend California Solar Initiative Thermal program funding for 10 years through 2027, providing certainty to the growing solar water heating market. Under the program, consumers would get an upfront rebate as well as be eligible for the 30% federal tax credit. A typical residential solar hot water system costs around $6,000 before rebates.”

California continues to lead the nation in solar incentive programs and this is yet another example of why they have the more solar installed than any other state in the U.S. by far.