You’ve just had a shocking power bill, or your hot water system needs replacing, and you’re wondering if a solar hot water system might be the way to go? Is it worth the upfront cost and will it really save you money in the long run? The short answer is: probably yes.
A well chosen solar hot water system may cost more to begin with, but they can be significantly cheaper to run than a conventional electric or gas system. Good for the purse, good for the planet. And some of the purchase cost can be offset with government rebates and incentives.