solar water heater installation might cost between R8,000 and R30,000. The cost is determined by the size
of unit you require which, in turn, will depend mostly on how much hot water
you use, as well as a list of other criteria, such as shading and the angle
of your roof. The average cost of a solar water heater installed through the
programme has been approximately R12,000.
Through Shisa Solar, it will cost
less as you will benefit from the bulk discount the eThekwini Energy Office
has secured on a range of solar water heating units. As all
these units and pre-approved suppliers are Eskom accredited, you will also
be able to take advantage of the Eskom rebate, further increasing your
Please note that all the Shisa
Solar Programme’s pre-approved suppliers offer competitive financing options
for solar water heater installations.
Positive Return On
tariffs continue to rise over the next 5 years, the amount of money you will be
saving each month from using a solar water heaterwill continue to
These savings are so big that the
upfront cost of buying a solar water heater will be completely
offset within 2 to 5 years - and after that you will be putting the
electricity savings in your pocket! When you're powered by the
sun, the energy is free. Solar is one of the few things you
can invest in that pays for itself.