Latest Solar thermal Stories

2011-05-31 14:00:00

JUNO BEACH, Fla., May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida Power & Light Company customers who are interested in installing solar-powered upgrades to their homes and businesses can apply for rebates starting June 21 through a new pilot program approved by the Florida Public Service Commission. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110301/FL56993LOGO ) Rebates will be available on a first-come, first-served basis for residential and business customers who install solar water heating...

2011-05-27 00:00:29

Reid Heating and Energy, Inc. designs projects using state-of-the-art controls to integrate components for maximum energy efficiency. A newly completed project on a Menlo Park residential home uses the sun year-round for the home's integrated hot water, pool and radiant floor heating needs. San Rafael, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) May 26, 2011 A newly constructed Menlo Park home has the newest in cutting edge technology for its hot water and heating needs. The unique system, installed by Bay Area Reid...

2011-05-25 06:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SunWater Solar and the Chinatown Community Development Center (CDC) today announced the completion of a new solar water-heating system at Larkin Pine Senior Housing, a San Francisco affordable housing development home to 90 seniors. The system's 40 Schuco Performance solar thermal collectors will meet up to 70% of the building's hot water load and offset approximately 3,700 therms of natural gas annually, equivalent to removing 3.6 passenger...

2011-05-21 00:01:25

Novato and Sonoma-based SolarCraft announced the completion of a solar electric installation at The Meadow Club in Fairfax, CA. The famed Marin County Golf Course's maintenance operations are now powered by clean, renewable energy. (Vocus/PRWEB) May 19, 2011 Novato and Sonoma-based SolarCraft announced the completion of a solar electric installation at The Meadow Club in Fairfax, CA. The famed Marin County Golf Course's maintenance operations are now powered by clean, renewable energy. The...

2011-05-17 08:06:29

MU engineer plans to make solar panels more effective in collecting energy Efficiency is a problem with today's solar panels; they only collect about 20 percent of available light. Now, a University of Missouri engineer has developed a flexible solar sheet that captures more than 90 percent of available light, and he plans to make prototypes available to consumers within the next five years. Patrick Pinhero, an associate professor in the MU Chemical Engineering Department, says energy...

2011-05-05 00:00:29

A San Diego based solar company recently commissioned the first solar hot water system in Orange County that participated in the new California Solar Intitiative Rebate Program (CSI). San Diego, CA, Orange County, CA (PRWEB) May 04, 2011 California Solar Thermal, Inc. (CST), a San Diego-based solar company recently commissioned a solar water heating system at The Springdale Apartments in Huntington Beach. The system was placed into operation on April 19th and has been producing solar hot...

2011-04-27 11:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SunReports, a leading provider of performance monitoring solutions for residential and commercial solar thermal and PV installations, has entered into a distribution partnership with Latitude51 Solar, a provider of water heaters to the Canadian market. Specializing in high power evacuated tube collectors perfectly suited to the Canadian climate, Latitude51 will now offer SunReports' suite of performance monitoring solutions with their installed...

2011-04-22 00:00:30

Novato and Sonoma-based SolarCraft announced today that they have completed installation of a 23.9 kW solar electric system at City of Sonoma Public Works Corporation Yard, Sonoma, CA. This is the second major solar energy installation for the City of Sonoma that SolarCraft has been selected to install. Novato, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) April 21, 2011 Over the last few years, the City of Sonoma, in an effort to demonstrate leadership in environmental responsibility, has enacted several resolutions...

2011-04-16 00:00:27

Showering, studying will take on new meaning for students when D.C.'s largest solar systems produce hot water and electricity across campus. Washington, DC (PRWEB) April 15, 2011 With a mandate for renewable energy in the District of Columbia in place, and a commitment to become carbon neutral by 2020, American University is installing one of the largest solar electricity systems in Washington, D.C. and the largest urban solar hot water system on the east coast. More than 2,150 solar...

2011-04-13 02:00:00

MELBOURNE, Australia and MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- AREVA Solar has been awarded a major contract to install a 44 megawatt solar thermal augmentation project at a 750 megawatt coal-fired power station in Queensland, Australia, representing the largest solar project in the Southern Hemisphere and the world's largest solar/coal-fired power augmentation project. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110413/PH82293 ) AREVA Solar's Australian-pioneered Compact...

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