California Gov. Brown Signs AB 2249; Commercial Pools Eligible for Rebate


Solar heating systems installed on California commercial pools will now qualify for the state’s current solar rebate incentive program. Governor Jerry Brown has just signed into law Assembly Bill 2249, an expansion on the Solar Water heating and Efficiency Act of 2007. The Act tasked the California Public Utilities Commission (PUC) with the design and implementation of a program of incentives for solar water heating systems throughout the state. The bill, which had previously excluded swimming pools from eligibility under the program, redefines “solar water heating systems” to include solar pool heating systems at multifamily residential, governmental, educational, and nonprofit facilities.

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Aquatherm Announces Support of Commercial Solar Pool Heating (AB2249)


The largest US manufacturer of solar pool heaters has announced its strong support of AB 2249, which would make improvements to the existing California Solar Initiative (CSI) Thermal Program. Namely, the inclusion of solar heating systems for commercial aquatic facitlities as eligible under the incentive program. Previously, the legislation had excluded all swimming pool solar heaters from qualifying for incentives.

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