Ipswich City Council
Solar Hot Water Systems
Solar hot water benefits
For most Queensland households, around 35 percent of annual energy use is for hot water. However, by using the sun's energy with a Solar Hot Water System to heat water, the average household can reduce its annual hot water costs by around 85 percent when compared to conventional electric systems. As well as costing less to run, solar hot water systems have a significant environmental benefit as their reduced energy use means less greenhouse gases produced.
The Queensland Government announced on 22 June 2012 that the Solar Hot Water Rebate has now closed. For more information on this please refer to the Department of Energy and Water Supply website.
Before installing a solar hot water system you should:
Find a list of plumbers in the Yellow Pages and then use the Building Services Authority of Queensland's online licence search to confirm they are appropriately licensed to carry out the installation.
Organising the installation
The owner or licensed plumber has two options available when replacing a hot water system:
After the system is installed
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