Solar Water Heating Cost
One of the biggest qualms with any solar technology is the cost of the technology itself. And a number of factors will affect the cost. These affecting factors include the size and type of collector/panel you have fitted, the cost of adapting your current system to solar water heating and the hot water cylinder you choose.
A typical system will cost between £2500 and £5000, but a big portion of this cost is down to scaffolding and plumbing work. Therefore, it’s a good idea to have solar water heating fitted during repair work on your home or integrating it into the system in the construction of a new house. And you can save some money with the help of a government grant of up to £400.
Savings incurred from having a solar water heating system are fairly moderate. The system will provide you with about a third of your hot water needs so it will reduce you water heating bills by between £50 and £85, according to the Energy Saving Trust.
Maintenance costs are the only additional fees on top of the installation and system fee itself. Most systems will come with a five to ten year warranty and it’s suggested that you have an expert come and look at the solar panels every three to five years to ensure they’re working correctly.