Solar water heating is increasingly the preferred water heating option for new homes and retrofits. Whether mandated by government or specified by clients, solar hot water is something that every designer needs to consider. However with so many system types and variations, choosing the right system for your project can be a challenge. This note will help you to select the right system for your design.
This note, originally titled TEC 5, was first authored by Gareth Cole and published in August 1998. It was subsequently reviewed by Gareth Cole in 2004. The current version was revised in 2011 by Mick Harris.
** This design note was updated in December 2015. Click here to go to updated design note. **