SoCalGas' "Solarista Cafe" to Promote New Rebates for Solar Water Heating Installations at Annual "Dwell on Design" Event
Jun 23, 2016
LOS ANGELES, June 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) will unveil its mobile, solar-powered "Solarista Cafe" to promote the benefits of solar water heating at the annual Dwell on Design event at the Los Angeles Convention Center, June 24-26. Attendees at the annual design event will learn about solar water heating and recently expanded rebate incentives while drinking tea, coffee and espresso brewed in the cafe.
Solar water heating systems capture the sun's heat and work with conventional or tankless natural gas water heaters to improve efficiency and reduce energy costs. The roving cafe will have information on expanded rebates for residential, commercial and multi-family units that install solar water heating systems.
"SoCalGas is a proud sponsor of Dwell on Design because of its commitment to promote solar thermal technologies," said Ann Ayres, SoCalGas' director of customer engagement and insights. "Solar thermal systems offer our customers potential savings on their energy bills. By using solar thermal water heating systems, consumers contribute to a cleaner, healthier future that will reduce their carbon footprint in the long run. We look forward to showcasing our Solarista Cafe at Dwell on Design."
From April 15, 2016 to Dec. 15, 2016, SoCalGas customers who install solar water heating systems in single-family homes can receive a rebate of up to $10,000. Rebates of up to $800,000 at a rate of $25 per-therm are also available for multi-family and commercial system installations. For more details, visit socalgas.com/solar.
For the last 10 years, SoCalGas energy-efficiency programs have ranked #1 in California for natural gas savings. In addition:
Natural gas will continue to play an important role in expanding California's use of solar energy and other renewables. Natural gas supports renewables by fueling power plants that maintain grid flexibility and reliability when the sun isn't shining and the wind isn't blowing. Natural gas will only become more important as the state moves toward its goal of generating 50 percent of its energy from renewables.
Dwell on Design is the first Southern California tour stop for Solarista Cafe that will continue through October 2016. Other stops include:
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