Golden State shifts to solar
Rebate to install water-heating systems is part of intended shift to solar energy
California residents can now apply for rebates that will help cover the cost of installing solar water-heating systems in their homes, according to a press release from the California Public Utilities Commission.
On May 1, the California Solar Initiative Thermal Program—a $350 million program that is a part of the Go Solar California Campaign—began accepting applications for cash rebates of up to $1,875 per home. To qualify, homes must be served by Pacific Gas & Electric Co., Southern California Edison, San Diego Gas & Electric Co. or Southern California Gas Co.
The installation of solar water-heating systems can cut down on heating bills, greenhouse-gas emissions and the state’s dependency on fossil fuels.
The rebates will become available for businesses and multifamily homes this summer. For applications, visit www.gosolarcalifornia.ca.gov/solarwater/index.html.