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SMUD'S Solar Water Heating Program

Author: Cliff Murley
May 01, 1993

The Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) serves roughly 60,000 residential customers with electric water heaters, each consuming up to 5,500 kWh annually. [continue reading]


A Unique Fee-Based Approach to Solar Hot Water Programs

Author: Cliff Murley
November 30, 1999

Solar domestic hot water (SDHW) programs have never thrived at utilities. However, the Utility Solar Hot Water Organization (USH2O) sees utility deregulation as an opportunity to introduce a new type of SDHW program, in which an energy services company (ESCO) purchases the solar systems and contracts out for the installation. [continue reading]

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