Solar Water Heater Product Profile consultation

Water heating in Australia and New Zealand is a major contributor to energy use and cost in the residential sector, and many businesses and commercial organisations.

Solar water heaters (SWHs) are an established technology which can assist in reducing water heating energy use. The residential, commercial and government sectors have all made substantial investments in solar water heating technology through purchasing systems, innovation, installer and consumer education and rebate programs. Potential improvements in either the sales or efficiency levels of SWHs present an opportunity for households and businesses to lower their energy usage, save money, increase economic productivity and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.