California homeowners looking to install solar water heaters will now receive assistance from a statewide rebate program. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, R-Calif., has signed legislation to spend $250 million over the next 10 years on rebates for solar water heaters.
The results of a test program in San Diego County this summer that offered a one-time rebate to homeowners will help the California Public Utilities Commission design the statewide program, according the San Francisco Chronicle.
The bill's authors hope the rebates will lead to the installation of 200,000 new solar water heating systems, the Associated Press reports.