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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 KTUU-TV also carried this May 2009 report on a solar water heating system installed on an Anchorage triplex.

The Denali Education Center unveiled its new solar water heating system this week. The system includes 1,300 square feet of flat-panel thermal collectors and is expected to save up to $9,000 a year in energy costs. Congrats to REAP members ABS Alaskan Inc., which did the design and installation, and to Golden Valley Electric Association which owns the system. The Anchorage Daily News and Fairbanks Daily News-Miner were among those carrying stories on the new system. The Denali Education Center also has information about the project on its website.