Solar Hot Water is making waves.
While the Raleigh NC area has seen an increase in number of solar water heaters installed, homes with solar hot water are still a very low percent of total homes available, partly because even with the tax credits available, there can still be a fairly significant out of pocket expense for installation.
Very interesting that Hawaii now requires solar hot water in all new homes!
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Answer: HAWAII The Bill was signed into law last year in May by Republican Governor Linda Lingle, prohibits issuing building permits for single-family homes that do not have solar water heaters.
All new homes will be required to have the energy-saving systems installed starting in 2010. Exceptions will be made for houses in heavily forested areas. But the move to force solar heating is a big step for a state that relies heavily on imported fossil fuels for 90% of its supply.
"We owe to our children and grandchildren the promise of a clean and renewable energy future," said Rep. Hermina Morita, chairwoman of the House Energy Committee. "A solar water heater mandate in new home construction ... will result in greater public benefits to everyone at large."
Solar water heaters reduce residents' electricity costs between 30 percent and 35 percent — up to $150 per month for a family of four on Kauai, said Morita, D-Hanalei-Kapaa. With those kind of savings, their initial expense is usually paid off in three to four-and-a-half years.
More DETAILS from MSNBC article HERE
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