Richmond, Calif.-based solar thermal integrator SunWater Solar has inaugurated a solar water heating system at a Housing Authority of the City of Alameda building on Park St. in Alameda, Calif.
Designed and built by SunWater Solar, the system will reduce utility bills by meeting up to 70% of the 65-unit building's hot water load, according to the company. The system is powered by 28 Heliodyne Gobi 410 collectors. A Heliodyne Delta T Pro monitoring device will provide online access to system performance data.
The system was recently approved for a $42,785 California Solar Initiative-Thermal (CSI-Thermal) rebate that will help cover the system's $139,000 cost. CSI-Thermal rebates are currently at their highest tier: $12.82 per therm of natural gas offset, SunWater Solar notes.
SOURCE: SunWater Solar