Active Solar Hot Water Heaters


On average approximately 20% of the typical household electricity bill is for heating water. Paybacks for the solar hot water heaters vary depending on the fuel and hot water heater type being compared to.

In general the following paybacks are achieved when comparing our solar hot water heaters with the following:

Active Solar vs Electric water heater

3 years

>30% Return on Investment (ROI)

Active Solar vs Gas Instant water heater

5 years

>20% Return on Investment (ROI)

All installations vary, however a good guideline on pricing is $5000-$6500 per installation for a family of 2-4. Please contact us for a site appraisal and price.


Our active solar hot water heating systems use one or more pumps (depending on the size of the system) to circulate water through the system, our pumps are designed for the system and powered by a small solar panel. The storage tank can be situated lower or higher than the collectors, allowing increased freedom in system design and allowing pre-existing storage tanks to be used, or we can replace existing tanks with replacement ‘solar ready’ efficient tanks. The storage tank can be placed in conditioned or semi-conditioned space, reducing heat loss.

Many of the modern active systems include more control of water temperature and flow, with electronic controllers. We typically will recommend that customers avoid the systems that are too complex, as the more complex the system, the more maintenance is required over time, particularly in the aggressive coastal environment of the Caribbean.

Our active systems offer a 1 year installation warranty. Active solar collectors can be ground or roof mounted.

How it works

The water is heated in the solar collectors and then circulated into the household storage tank with the aid of a solar pump. Depending on the level of control required by the client, the flow of hot water can be controlled by one of a selection of electronic control devices which can also monitor performance.



The solar water heater will be tied into your existing hot water system, the hot water generated from the solar collector will be used in Dishwashers, washing machines, baths, showers and sinks. With the correctly sized system all costs associated with heating water will be removed from your power bill.

Commercial and Industrial

The solar water heaters are perfectly suited for commercial and industrial use, and are suitable for applications such as Restaurants, Offices, Kitchens, Bars, Launderette’s and Hospitals.

The Solar collectors can be tied into your hot water system, the solar collectors provide a steady flow of water up to a temperature of 145f. With the correctly sized system all costs associated with water heating will be removed from your power bill.