Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed by outside panelists during this webinar do not necessarily represent the official views or opinions of the Center for Sustainable Energy.

The Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE) invites city and county staff, contractors, architects and developers to watch this webinar on the opportunities for solar water heating to reduce natural gas and electricity use, decrease greenhouse gas emissions and lower operating costs. As both a renewable and energy efficiency technology, solar water heating is well positioned to support state and local ZNE goals.

This webinar provides background on solar water heating technology and the available incentives for solar thermal installation. We discuss how such technologies can directly impact ZNE goals, and we showcase solar water heating projects in California. Discussion also covers recent legislative efforts to extend the CSI Thermal program and the future of the technology as it relates to Zero Net Energy.

  • Erin Malcolm-Brandt, CSE, will discuss how solar water heating fits into the structure of ZNE policy and will discuss resources for municipalities, industry partners and end users.
  • Nicholas Oliver, CSE, will discuss the basics of both solar water heating and the CSI Thermal Program and how potential projects and customers can take advantage of available rebates.
  • Kelly Knutsen, CALSEIA, will provide an update on the solar water heating policy landscape and recent legislative activity in the space.
  • William Chen, Adroit Energy, will discuss several recent solar water heating projects that his company has completed and specific financing or technical considerations that future customers should keep in mind.

This is the second webinar in CSE’s 2016 ZNE webinar series and builds off the ZNE Roadmap for Local Governments, which provides a collection of best practices, current efforts and policy recommendations that local jurisdictions can implement to support and drive the ZNE market. You can view the Roadmap and supporting webinars here.

The roadmap and webinars are provided by CSE and funded by the San Diego Regional Energy Partnership, which includes the City of San Diego, County of San Diego, City of Chula Vista, San Diego Association of Governments, Port of San Diego and San Diego Gas & Electric®.

For more information, email Erin Malcolm-Brandt or call (510) 500-5599.

September 21, 2016 10:00 AM  through  11:30 AM