Solar Hot Water System Commissioned at Multi-Family Low-Income Housing Property in Downtown San Diego

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Parker Kier Apartments in downtown San Diego will operate with a solar hot water system and save 80% on their annual water heating costs. California Solar Thermal and SunUp Energy joint venture partnered on the project.

California Solar Thermal, a San Diego-based solar company has announced their commissioning of a solar hot water heating system for the Parker-Kier Apartments in downtown San Diego. This 33-unit affordable housing project is being renovated through the use of Community Development Block Grant Funds. The building is owned and managed by the San Diego Housing Commission and will be operated by the Catholic Charities.

“Our team is extremely happy to have been involved in this project, developing solar hot water projects for low-income properties is a huge focus for our company,” says Matt Traficonte, California Solar Thermal’s operations manager.

Sunup Energy Systems served as the solar contractor and installation team; California Solar Thermal provided the design, equipment selection and delivery for the system and its components.

The system includes a SunReports remote performance monitoring system. “This will allow for California Solar Thermal and our customers to track system performance and access real-time energy data,” explains Matt from CST. For more information, visit

Parker Kier Apartments will qualify for a solar rebate, provided by the California Solar Initiative- Thermal Program which offers cash rebates of up to 500,000 for Multifamily and Commercial properties. Funding for the CSI-Thermal program comes from public utility ratepayers and exceeds $250 million. For more information visit CSI-Thermal at

About California Solar Thermal and Sunup Energy.

California Solar Thermal and Sunup Energy have partnered to develop solar commercial projects throughout Southern California. The two companies collaborate on design, engineering, equipment selection, sales and contracting to produce the most cost-effective system designed for custom commercial applications. Both companies are currently joint venturing on ten commercial solar hot water projects in the region, totaling over 1200 solar collectors. For more on California Solar Thermal Inc. visit For more information on SunUp Energy see

For further information, contact: Neal Rosow at (888)-867-2611

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