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Solar Thermal or Water Heater Efficiency?

Max Twogood for Zondits, August 3, 2015. Image credit: Avalanche Energy [Somerville, MA] Avalanche Energy is a small start-up with a new take on a century-old technology. While they are based just outside of the snowy city of Boston, Avalanche has nothing to do with this frosty precipitation. Avalanche Energy has invented a novel solar

Water Heating in the Zero Emissions Age

Water Heating in the Zero Emissions Age Ryan Pollin for Zondits, March 2, 2015 Although standard water heaters come in a few configurations, they have yet to see a significant technology interruption in the same way that HVAC has been swarmed with variable frequency drives, or lighting has been rocked by CFLs and LEDs. Take

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Want community solar? Take a free water heater

Why one electric co-op is offering their solar customers free water heaters Utility Dive, February 10, 2015 Minnesota’s Steele-Waseca Cooperative Electric recently announced plans to construct a 250-panel community solar array, and will sell panels to customers at $170 a pop. If that seems like a really good deal, here’s the “catch”: To get the