solar water heating

U.S. DOE Announces the 21st Annual Solar Decathlon Winners

April 26, 2023

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced the winners of the 21st annual Solar Decathlon®, the DOE’s longest-running student competition. The annual collegiate contest challenges the next generation of […]


International Code Council Announces Release of the 2021 International Solar Energy Provisions®

June 6, 2022

The International Code Council collaborated with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to publish the 2021 International Solar Energy Provisions (ISEP). The document compiles all solar energy-related provisions from the 2021 International Codes […]


Solar Thermal Standard Consensus Committee Convenes to Develop a Proposed New Standard

March 25, 2022

The International Code Council (ICC) has initiated a project to develop a new standard addressing hot water storage tanks used in solar thermal water heating systems. The new standard, to […]


DOE Releases Solar Futures Study Providing the Blueprint for a Zero-Carbon Grid

September 9, 2021

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has released the Solar Futures Study detailing the significant role solar will play in decarbonizing the nation’s power grid. The study shows that by […]


Committee Members Sought to Develop New Standard on Solar Hot Water Storage Tanks

July 30, 2021

The International Code Council (ICC), an ANSI-accredited standards developer, is seeking applicants to serve on the IS-STSC Technical Committee to produce a new standard, ICC 903/SRCC 500: Solar Hot Water […]


DOE Kicks Off Summer of Solar 2021

July 23, 2021

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has kicked off the Summer of Solar 2021 with the nationwide launch of the Solar Automated Permit Processing Plus (SolarAPP+) tool—a free web-based platform […]


ICC-ES and SolarPTL Enter Memorandum of Understanding

June 1, 2021

ICC Evaluation Service (ICC-ES), a provider of evaluation reports and listings of building construction products, and Solar PTL, an electrical testing laboratory, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) in which […]


U.S. DOE Analysis Finds Significant Energy and Carbon Improvements in 2021 IECC

May 14, 2021

Preliminary analysis released by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) finds that the residential provisions of the 2021 edition of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) are 9.38 percent more […]


First Solar-Only OG-300 Certification Released by SRCC

March 19, 2021

The Solar Rating & Certification Corporation (ICC-SRCC) has announced the release of the first OG-300 certification for a system that can operate on solar energy alone. The thermosiphon system generally […]


New Seattle Energy Code Eliminates Gas Water Heating in Large Multifamily Buildings and Hotels

March 3, 2021

Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan signed into law new updates to Seattle’s building energy code, which will eliminate fossil fuels for most space and water heating, increase energy efficiency, and […]

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