Exciting news for solar enthusiasts! A new rebate program rolled out for the California’s affordable housing this week with solar incentives totaling up to $25 million. Utility Commissioner Timothy Alan Simon said he supports the decision to implement the low income solar water heating incentive program because solar water heaters are cost effective, and “the fuel they use – sunshine – is free. This allows us to achieve our goals of delivering cost effective energy savings to low income customers.” CPUC President Michael R. Peevey stated that the program of increased incentives “will help ease the financial burden on low income customers.” With the program’s official launch today, solar water heating incentives for affordable housing will be higher than they’ve ever been. Qualifying multifamily homes will be eligible for 150% of the top-tier CSI incentive levels for solar thermal, with up to $500,000 available per property.

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