Solar Hot Water Heating & Solar Thermal Energy for California Homes and Businesses

As energy prices rise, solar thermal hot water heating will play an increasingly important role for California residential and commercial hot water property owners.

New solar incentives and rebates in California. – New this year are new financial incentives for installing solar thermal systems in the State of California. On January 21, 2010, the California Public Utilities Commission approved the creation of the California Solar Initiative Thermal Program which allocated $350.8 million to promote solar thermal water heating systems through direct financial incentives to retail customers as well as money for training for installers and a statewide marketing campaign. The program is accepting applications from single-family residential customers since May 1, 2010, and will be followed by multi-family and commercial customers on July 1, 2010.

Government incentives and utility rebates are now available for solar thermal hot water heating systems as part of the California Solar Initiative CSI-Thermal Program. Cash rebates of up to $1,875 are available for qualifying solar water heating systems. Rebates are available to homeowners who install solar thermal hot water heating systems in the service territories in California of PG&E, SCE, SoCalGas and SDG&E. Solar thermal water heating systems may displace either natural gas or electric water heaters, and rebates are available retroactively for qualifying systems that were installed after July 15, 2009.

There are over 60,000 solar thermal heating systems estimated to be currently active in use in residential homes and its growing. Solar thermal hot water has a faster return on investment that solar electric panels as well as being clean, permanent, available in limitless quantities and allowing home and business owners in California independence from rising energy prices. There is also an important social component to solar energy and solar thermal, because it helps provide for a better future for our children and grandchildren and reduces worldwide dependence on limited oil resources.

Generating and using solar heat locally – Solar thermal for your home

For private homes, generating heat through solar energy is the most sensible solution from a self-sufficiency point of view. Energy for hot water and heating is generated locally from your roof, without transport costs. The system is dimensioned according to your hot water requirements and is determined mainly by the number of collectors on the roof and the size of the storage cylinder. Schuco makes the solar thermal installation a smap with pre-engineered kits.

Solar Thermal water heater systems by Schüco

Schuco took a foundation based on a company focused first on windows and grew its expertise into solar photovoltaic panels and racks as well as solar thermal hot water. The combination makes Schuco truly the building envelope specialist.

As leading innovator in solar panels and solar thermal system-based construction, Schüco supplies components for the whole building envelope, including specialised software solutions for design,construction, calculation and fabrication. Solar technology is the technology of the future a clean, environmentally friendly form of energy that also offers clear cost savings. California rebates and federal tax incentives make going solar very attractive for many California residential home owners. This is whyan ever increasing number of homeowners are choosing a hot water supply and auxiliary heating system using solar energy. The proven solar thermal transfer systems from the Schüco compact line feature impressive state-of-the-art technology, and offer quick and easy flat-roof, roof-mounted or integrated roof installation. These solar energy systems designed for detached houses or multiple occupancy dwellings are extremely cost effective. On average, an annual saving of up to two-thirds of the energy required for heating water and general heating is possible.

The high-performance Schüco solar thermal panels represent the heart of the solar thermal hot water transfer systemsfor the compact line and are ideal for domestic hot water, central heating or swimming pool heating systems. The panels convert incident sunlight into heat extremely efficiently thanks to their clear, low-iron glass, which achieves a high degree of heat ransmission, and the ultramodern Sun select absorber coating. These panels with elegant black anodised aluminium frames are also very durable and easy to install.

Modern storage technologyfor high efficiency solar thermal hot water systems. Modern storage technology is the cornerstone of an efficient solar thermal transfer system. Both the conventional hot water tank and the combination storage tankfrom the Compact line have two coat vacuum enameling in theDHW circuit. They are designedin accordance with the latest information on energy efficiency, energy conservation, functionality and corrosion protection. The units can be readily connected tothesolar station using prefabricated connecting pipe assemblies.

New residential solar hot water solutions are designed to ensure your renewable energy investment is performing. Schüco Solar has partnered with a local bay area electronics company to provide performance monitoring and verification solutions for solar thermal installations. The Apollo1 web-based solution will help ensure that California solar thermal customers’ renewable solar energy investments are performing optimally at all times, and informs them of any potential concerns. This solution allows Schüco to continue to provide best in class service and products giving California Schuco customers peace of mind.

Schüco invests well above the industry average on testing all ofits own and all outsourced solar energy systems under simulated real and extreme conditions at the Schüco test center. This is the only way to ensure Schüco can provide customers with components and systems of the highest quality and reliability.This ongoing testing on the only rigs of their kind in the industry ensures continuous development of solar photovoltaic technology solar thermal hot water and know-how, as well as maximising Schüco’s potential for innovation.

Schuco solar panels as well as Schuco solar thermal hot water systems are installed only through authorized Schuco dealers. You can find the nearest Schuco solar thermal hot water dealer in solar dealer in Sacramento, San Jose solar installers, Northern California Bay Area as well as Santa Cruz Ca.