Hawaii mandates solar water heaters for all new single-family homes 

From the Honolulu Star-Bulletin: Gov. Linda Lingle approved a bill yesterday that makes Hawaii the first state to require solar water heaters in new single-family homes starting in 2010. Lingle said Hawaii should capitalize on using natural renewable energy sources to cut the state’s dependence on imported oil. Read more

Solar hot water heating systems are also used in Alaska homes and businesses. The Denali Education Center, located just outside Denali National Park, for example, recently installed a solar hot water heating system. Read more about it at http://alaskarenewableenergy.org/2009/08/denali-center-unveils-new-solar-water-heating-system/ KTUU-TV also carried this May 2009 report on a solar water heating system installed on an Anchorage triplex.

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