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Water Heating Program

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Solar equipment is offered by the City for the heating of swimming pools, process water, and domestic hot water. The pieces of hardware (solar collectors, controls and storage tanks) are owned and maintained by the city under a rental agreement. The renter pays an initial installation fee and a monthly utility fee. These amounts vary according to the size of the installation.

In planning for a solar heating installation, it is important to provide sufficient exposure on a south or southwest facing roof area. Other factors to consider include the distance and access to the conventional heating equipment, space constraints for the solar accessories and shading of the solar collectors (either daily or seasonally).

For any questions concerning the Solar Utility Program, or for assistance in planning for a solar heating installation, call 408-615-2000 - Santa Clara City Solar Utility
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