Solar Hot Water Systems
This type of hot water system consists of a water tank and solar collectors and either a gas or electric hot water booster. Depending on the manufacturer, the tank and panels can either both be roof-mounted (close-coupled system) or independently situated (split system). The system provides about 80% of the households hot water needs from the suns rays and will automatically gas or electrically boost the water on overcast days when no solar gain is available.
Solar hot water systems are generally cheap to run , so you will save on your energy bills, but this could be offset by a high installation cost , so it may take some time to recoup your investment. As an alternative, check out our Heat Pump Hot Water Systems Solar Hot Water
Rheem Solar Hot Water Systems
SA Hot Water supply all Rheem solar hot water. Types include both roof mounted and ground situated tanks and frost-protected and non-frost protected models.
Apricus Solar Hot Water
SA Hot Water supplies Apricus solar hot water systems with ground mounted tanks and either gas or electric booster options. They are available in 250l, 315l and 400 litre sizes so there is a suitable system size for all households
Rinnai Solar Hot Water
SA Hot Water are suppliers of the Rinnai Prestige range of Solar hot water systems.These are ground mounted tanks with either evacuated tube or flat plate solar arrays or roof mounted flat panel systems. Gas and electric boosted options available.
Solar hot water systems can achieve up to $1470 in STC rebates
(example : When STC are trading @ $35 x Energy efficiency of the appliance is 42, $35 x 42 = $1470 )
STC rebates are Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) , more commonly now referred to as an STC, system is the basis of the solar credits program.
A single REC/STC is equivalent to one megawatt hour of electricity generation produced until 2030 (the “deeming period”).
The Renewable Energy Target is supported by an online registry system, called the REC Registry, which facilitates the creation, validation, auditing and transfer of small-scale technology certificates
Once created and validated, these certificates act as a form of currency and can be sold to recoup a portion of the cost of purchasing and installing a hot water heater, or transferred to other individuals and businesses at a negotiated price.
STC s are subject to rise and fall dependant on the market requirements
Learn more about buying and selling small-scale technology certificates.