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Plug-In Heat Pump Water Heater Field Study Findings & Market Commercialization Recommendations
RHA acted as a partner and assisted in the research for the 2023 Heat Pump Water Heater (HPWH) field study. The study independently field verified 120-volt HPWHs for user satisfaction, installer acceptance, and energy performance and reports on lessons learned, barriers encountered and key recommendations based on the performance of these HPWHs from California-wide installations. The findings of the study will help…
RHA to Install Home Battery Systems for 100 Vulnerable, Low-Income Customers through PG&E’s Enphase Energy Initiative
PG&E and Enphase Energy are launching a home battery energy storage program to support vulnerable, low-income customers during power outages. Through the Residential Storage Initiative, PG&E is providing battery systems at no cost to approximately 100 residential customers who have been impacted by outages as a result of PG&E’s Enhanced Powerline Safety Settings (EPSS). Enphase Energy and RHA have completed approximately 100 site…
The California Public Utilities Commissioner visited families in the Fairmead and Le Grand communities to discuss the upgrades they received through the San Joaquin Valley Disadvantaged Communities Pilot (SJV DAC). The families were hospitable and happy to show their upgrades. Since 2019, the SJV DAC program has served 493 homes and fully electrified 282 homes.
RHA worked with a collaborative public-private partnership in Menlo Park, CA to provide program management and assistance to two low-income households for comprehensive energy retrofits. By coordinating with subcontractors and ensuring effective documentation and communication, RHA helped improve the energy efficiency and comfort of these homes. One of the program beneficiaries shared her experience, “Electrifying my house was a…
Visit by City of Anaheim Council Member Carlos Leon to RHA Multifamily Energy Efficiency Project
City of Anaheim Council Member Carlos Leon, City Utility General Manager Dukku Lee and other staff stopped by the worksite last week to see the RHA team in action on a multifamily energy efficiency project. RHA team members Chris Medina, Mac Ramos and Steven Velenzuela installed energy efficient exterior lighting.
Heat Pump Water Heater (HPWH) Best Practices Field Guide
RHA brought together industry experts, contractors and manufacturers from around the country to share insights and experience on HPWH retrofit installations to create this Best Practices Field Guide. The Field Guide provides best practices as a basis for sound training and just-in-time learning to contractors when they are in the field installing HPWHs. It offers step-by-step visual instructions and checklists to use in…
A Quick Tutorial on How to Use Energy Star Portfolio Manager
Watch RHA’s tutorial video on how our team gathers client utility bills and uses Energy Star Portfolio Manager to benchmark our client facilities. We share the basics of different ways to obtain data, generate reports and obtain Energy Star ratings.
RHA Offers Job Aids for On-the-Job Installations of Heat Pump Water Heaters
RHA, with support from TECH Clean California, created a comprehensive series of Job Aids for the Retrofit Installation of Heat Pump Water Heaters. The Job Aids offer installers quick, easy to access checklists and best practices for on-the-job installations. The final packet includes Job Aids for walkthroughs, pre-installations, installations and post installations.