Solar Power World Editors Volunteer on SunWork East Bay Project
Solar Power World interviewed SunWork in October for a podcast. They were so interested in the SunWork model that all three editors, Kathie Zipp, Kelly Pickerel and Kelsey Misbrener traveled to the Bay Area from Ohio to volunteer on a 5.2 kW solar system for an East Bay home owner in December.
Their article and podcast provide fun and detailed insights into the volunteer experience.
SunWork now installing ultra-high-efficiency heat pump water heaters to replace fossil-fuel-burning natural gas water heaters in Bay Area homes.
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In general, an existing solar system can be upgraded to add battery backup. However, it is expensive and SunWork does not install batteries at this time.
Installing batteries for backup purposes can cost $15,000 to $30,000
SunWork is piloting the installation of ultra-high-efficiency electric heat pump water heaters to replace fossil-fuel-burning natural gas water heaters in Bay Area homes.