Utility Solar Water Heating Initiative and Energy Star (2011)

This letter was written by Chip Bircher of USH2O, a solar thermal water heating industry group, to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). It answers questions that the EPA had regarding solar thermal water heating and its eligibility for the Energy Star Program.

USH2O makes the argument that solar thermal water heating should remain eligible for the Energy Star labeling program. Solar thermal sales have shown consistent growth, and so it is important to maintain the relationship as the use of solar thermal becomes more widespread.

More and more utilities have begun using solar thermal, and there are more incentives available for doing so than ever before. Finally, many states have begun using Energy Star labeling in their incentive programs and they should be able to continue to do so.

Author: USH20

Date: 2011

Pages: 25

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