09 Mar '12, 3pm

Perhaps the Opportunity for California Solar PV Installers… is Solar Hot Water

A recent check of the California Solar Initiative’s database reveals that there are currently 2,244 rebate-eligible solar PV installers in California. And on the solar hot water side? Only 374! That lack of competition for solar water heating services in a huge state like California is startling. Despite the recent — and generous — CSI solar thermal rebates available in the California market, there are relatively few installers who can use them and legally collect the rebates. To graphically show the solar hot water opportunity, let’s look at a map of eligible installers in the Los Angeles and San Francisco Bay area markets. There are 10 million people in the L.A. area with hundreds of thousands of homes and apartment buildings that have sunny roofs ripe for solar hot water. But just look at how few solar hot water installers are available for this market: San Francisco so...

Full article: http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/blog/post/2012/03...

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