Discover how solar water heating can work for your business

Notice: July 31, 2020 is the last day Solar Water Heating program applications will be accepted.

What you need to know about solar water heating

Boost your bottom line while helping the environment. With solar water heating for your business, you can:


  • Get the new higher rebate of up to $800,000*.
  • Take advantage of a 30 percent federal tax credit while you still can**.
  • Reduce your carbon footprint and showcase your environmental leadership.
  • Make your business more sustainable with a system that lasts up to 25 years with little maintenance.

* Final rebate amount based on estimated savings as determined by your contractor.
** Must currently heat water with a natural gas water heater or boiler. You’re not eligible if you heat your water with electricity or propane.

Two steps to get you started

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Learn about solar water heating

Get answers to the questions asked most.

Download our Solar Water Heating guide (PDF, 587 KB)
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Find a contractor

To get a free estimate and details about costs and rebates, use our search tool to find an experienced solar water heating contractor in your area.


Discover other solar water heating resources

Visit the following resources to learn more about solar water heating for your business.

Contractor Basics Program

Learn how other customers used solar water heating to save

Hot water plays a major role in many businesses. As a result, businesses are embracing solar water heating, which helps create a more sustainable business model and helps cut energy costs in a big way.

See the multi-family property solar success story (PDF, 906 KB)
See the laundry service solar success story (PDF, 797 KB)
Explore solar water heating for your home

Explore solar water heating for your home

A solar water heating system can also be a great option for your residence. Consider factors such as the size of your home, number of occupants and other variables.

Contractor Basics Program

View resources for contractors and do-it-yourself installers

Find the information you need to participate in the California Solar Initiative program.