DC residents have really embraced solar photovoltaic systems – over 500 systems have gone up through the District. There is information out there concerning solar energy hot water – although by most reports, solar hot water might be a much greater investment than solar PV. Will soon be coming together place residents in touch with hot water installers, also to talk about their experiences. The meeting is June 26th at Headquarters DC, Tuesday, 528 F Street Terrace SE, Washington, DC 20003 – . I expect you will have the ability to join others of DC SUN and the Capitol Hill Energy Coop — the 2 organizations sponsoring this discussion. Please be aware that the DC government has opened a window for obtaining thermal rebates, so if you’re considering it, now’s the opportunity to educate yourself. More information and a map are at the link… https://sites.google.com/site/dcsolarunitedneighborhoods/project-updates/solarwaterheatingeducationforum
On the program is a discussion by Joanna Kendig and Gene Imhoff concerning the solar hot water system they’ve had for several years. Andy Kerr will go over the economics and revival for solar hot water. Matt Carlson of Sunnovations will go over the technology of hot water, and then two contractors, Solar Energy Services and Clean Currents will discuss their own capacities and discounts which will be available to co-op members. This meeting is available to the public without a pre-registration is needed.