Learn all there is to know about solar water heating, rebates, savings and more.

UCLA is a Solar Champion

Learn how solar water heating saves UCLA both energy and money.

UCLA is a Solar Champion

Learn how solar water heating saves UCLA both energy and money.

Solar Water Heating...

  • Has helped reduce natural gas consumption for over 18 years.
  • Helps power 5,000 showers and 7,000 meals per day.
  • Provides more than half the hot water for their residential population of 11,000 students.
  • Offsets up to 80% of of their water heating costs.
  • Saves UCLA $3,600 and 5,000 therms per year on natural gas in just one residence hall.

The solar water heating works all the time and depending on how much sun exposure we have, we get more or less pre-heating. On a really sunny day, you might actually get so much heat from the sun that you don’t have to use the boilers at all and it’s actually 100% gas savings. 

— Nuritz Katz, Chief Sustainability Officer


Ready to Get Started?

Start by selecting an approved contractor from the California Solar Initiative§ Thermal Program. Approved contractors will help you choose the best system for your business and maximize your energy savings.

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† Consult your tax professional for specific details of federal tax credits and local incentives for solar water heating. Restrictions, requirements and qualifications may apply.

*§ The California Solar Initiative Thermal Program is funded by the California investor-owned utility customers and is administered by regional Program Administrators under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission. Rebates are available first-come first served; SCG doesn't endorse any contractors and SCG is not responsible for any goods or services selected by customer. © 2015 Southern California Gas Company. Trademarks are property of their respective owners. All rights reserved. Some materials used under license, with all rights reserved by licensor.

1 Program is funded by California utility customers and administered by Southern California Gas Company under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission. Other terms and conditions apply. Southern California Gas Company is not responsible for goods or services selected by the customer.

2 Restrictions, requirements and qualifications apply.