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  • Hawaii: Is the Strongest Solar Thermal Market in the US in Trouble?

    Hawaii: Is the Strongest Solar Thermal Market in the US in Trouble?

    After being the strongest U.S. market for solar thermal for many years, Hawaii currently has to cope with a falling demand for solar thermal installations. According to the U.S. Solar Market Insight report for the third quarter of US Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and GMT...

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  • USA: 100th Anniversary of modern Solar Thermal Heater

    USA: 100th Anniversary of modern Solar Thermal Heater

    Pioneering solar water heater technology in California: William J. Bailey, a clever business man from California, started producing solar water heaters in his company Day and Night Solar Heater Co. exactly 100 years ago. The technology was based on Bailey´s own patent, which was approved...

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  • USA: CSI - Thermal Program offers incentives for Commercial Systems

    USA: CSI - Thermal Program offers incentives for Commercial Systems


    The California Solar Initiative (CSI) – Thermal Program began accepting applications for commercial systems on 8 October 2010. A month before this important date, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) published a 75-page handbook explaining what's most important when...

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  • Intersolar North America 2011, San Francisco

    Intersolar North America 2011 takes place from July 12 - 14 2011 at the Mocone Center, San Francisco. Exhibition and conference promote the development of business opportunities throughout the U.S. solar industry. More than 580 U.S.-based and international exhibitors and over 20,000 trade visitors...
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  • California: Subsidy Programme off to a Slow Start

    California: Subsidy Programme off to a Slow Start

    The Intersolar North America held in San Francisco in the middle of July was at the right time and place for analysing the first experiences with the new incentive programme in California called California Solar Initiative (CSI) Thermal Programme. Photo: Bärbel Epp

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  • California Solar Rebates, Tax Credits and Other Incentives (2010)

    This short document from SFEnvironment, a department of the City County of San Francisco, provides information on different incentive programmes carried out in California USA, like the San Francisco’s GoSolarSF Incentive Programme, the California Solar Initiative, Single Family Low Income...

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  • Solar Power International 2010, Los Angeles, CA

    Solar Power International is a large solar conference and expo. In 2009, the event attracted more than 24,000 industry professionals. The number of exhibitors topped 930. Given the surge in the solar energy market, the 2010 event, which takes place from 12 to 14 October 2010 in Los Angeles, CA will...
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  • USA: A.O. Smith, Rheem and Bradford White discover Solar Technology

    USA: A.O. Smith, Rheem and Bradford White discover Solar Technology

    The three major US-American water heater manufacturers - A.O. Smith, Rheem and Bradford White – are pushing into the solar thermal sector. All of them specialize in solar water heaters in the size of 60 / 80 and 120 gallons. Rheem and A.O. Smith additionally offer entire kits by purchasing...

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  • California's Solar Thermal Incentive Programme will finally start

    California's Solar Thermal Incentive Programme will finally start

    Two years – that is how long California has already been waiting for a “200,000 solar roof programme“. After the Californian Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) published its “Proposed Decision“ in November, the programme may finally become reality next year.

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  • Handbook for the Solar Water Heating Pilot Programme in California (2008)

    The California Center for Sustainable Energy (CCSE) developed a Solar Water Heating Pilot Programme, following the launch of the California Solar Initiative (CSI) in 2006, intended to promote the greenhouse gas emissions reduction by lowering the usage of natural gas and electricity for water...

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