While the number of Solar Power Systems installed in Australia substantially increased in recent years due to high feed in tariffs, Solar Hot Water became the forgotten cousin, sitting alone in the corner of the party, waiting for the sun to shine it’s way once again.
With feed in tariffs paid out for the excess power newly installed Solar Power systems produce now being a paltry 5-7 cents across most of Australia, if you’re not home during the weekdays to use the power your system produces, then you are not getting a good return on investment so Solar Hot Water is a better way to save energy in your home.
Yes, you can now go out and buy an expensive battery system and store a percentage of your daytime generated power and use this each evening, and there are certain situations where this is a viable solution, however in most cases Solar Hot Water is a better initial investment with around 28% of a home’s energy usage directly related to heating hot water, it just makes sense that every Australian home has a Solar Hot Water Heater.
Many households have now found themselves in the situation where they missed out on the huge feed in tariffs, but were nonetheless convinced to invest into a Solar Power System only to later realise they were not going to reduce their energy bill as much as promised, (while the power company profits from selling the energy you produce back to your neighbour).
If your house is empty from Monday to Friday and using hardly any energy (fridge) and only getting those paltry 5-7 cents per excess kW/h produced a Heat Pump is the thing to help bridge part of that gap and get your Solar Power System working for you again. Heat Pumps like Solar Power System work at their most efficient when the sun is highest in the sky and the air is warmest, making them an ideal combination for a solar power system and no costly batteries are required as the energy produced from your Solar Power System is simply stored in the form of hot water.
Whatever your situation we are sure to have a solution to suit your household needs, check out our System Guide showcasing Australia’s largest range of solar hot water systems and a wealth of information downloaded from our combined 39 years of Solar Hot Water experience.
- If you’re not home during the weekdays Solar Hot Water is going to save you more energy than solar power.
- Solar Hot Water is a better initial investment with around 28% of a home’s energy usage directly related to heating hot water.
- If you have Solar Power and earn a paltry 5-7 cent feed in tariff, a Heat Pump is the thing to help bridge part of that gap and get your Solar Power System working for you again.
- Check out our System Guide to find a solution to fit your household.
- View our full range of Products to view all Solar Hot Water systems.