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  • Financing Your Solar Thermal System (2010)

    This fact sheet comes from SunWater Solar, a solar thermal installation and service company based in California. The fact sheet focuses on financing options, rebates and incentives that encourage solar thermal water heating adoption, including the...

  • Basic Solar Theory and Application for Building Officials (2012)

    This presentation was created by William Lussier of Gateway Community College. It provides information on solar thermal theory, systems, and applications targeted at building officials; including a focus on solar thermal.

    The presentation begins with a section on roofing, roof mounting...

  • The History of Solarize (2012)

    This presentation was created by Resource Consultants for Solar Oregon. It provides information on the Solarize program, which is a community group purchasing for solar thermal systems.


    In the Solarize program, a...

  • Factsheet: Commercial Solar Water Heating (2013)

    This factsheet was created and published by the San Francisco Department of the Environment (SF Environment). It provides information for businesses on how they can benefit from solar thermal water heating, and take advantage of incentives for solar thermal. More information on solar thermal...

  • Guidebook for Solar Water Heating Projects in Philadelphia (2011)

    This guidebook was created by the US Department of Energy’s Solar America Cities partnership in conjunction with the City of Philadelphia. It explains how solar thermal works, how to size and install, and the permitting and listening system for projects in the city.



  • Solar Trends in Canada: Linking Demand to the Supply Chain (2010)

    This document was created and published by David Eisenbud of the Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA).  It reports on Canada’s energy situation and how solar thermal fits into the mix. Canada does not have a comprehensive national renewable energy plan,...

  • Liberty Box Testing Results (2012)

    This document was created and published by the City of Tallahassee, Florida. It reports on the City’s use of a “Liberty Box”, which is a solar thermal system that provides power to water heaters. The technology was created by Energy Design Solutions, and was...

  • Milwaukee Solar Partnership (2012)

    This brochure was created and published by the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee. It provides information on the Milwaukee Solar Partnership, which brings together various government agencies and private industry to train the solar workforce.

    The main groups that make up the...

  • Commonwealth Solar Hot Water Commercial Program (2011)

    This document was created and published by Zapotec Energy, and provides information on MassCEC’s solar thermal water heating incentive program for commercial applications. It is emblematic of how private companies are utilizing incentives to further develop the market for solar thermal....

  • Solar Thermal Systems Checklist (2010)

    This checklist was created by the Boulder Country Land Use Department of Colorado. It is submitted to the department with the plans for the intended solar thermal project for safety and certification approval by the county.

    The form first focuses on...


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