Thursday, 4 February 2010

California here we come... Solar hot water rebates a tipping point

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Day 4 - Short 4 - News reaches us that Californian utility regulators have just approved $350 million in rebates to encourage residents to install solar hot water systems.

"The rebates could reduce the cost of a solar water heater by 15% to 25%, industry experts said. The federal government also offers a 30% tax credit. " reports the LA

Solar hot water installers were "ecstatic" following an "absolutely dismal" year in 2009 - one company said they'd only sold a dozen such heating systems in the whole of 2009 compared with 50 in 2008.

Read more at LA by clicking here.

Wouldn't it be nice if we copied our American cousins trend on this occasion? Don't forget you can get your own online quote for installing your own solar hot water system using Solar Panel Quoter - click here.

photo credit: john morgan

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