Best Solar Water Heaters in the Market

By: Smart Zero Home
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Deploying solar water heaters can be an effective strategy for reducing your energy bills and your carbon footprint. However, in most cases a solar water heater cannot be the only water heater in the home as it will not function in the absence of the sun (cloudy days and night), and should be coupled with another electric or gas based water heater to ensure a supply of hot water at all times.

Solar water heaters can be an effective strategy for reducing your energy bills and your carbon footprint

Here are the best solar water heaters available in the market today, based on our analysis, and feedback from customers and contractors:

Company EZ Connect / Heliatos AO Smith Velux Rheem Duda Solar
Rating* 8.2 9 7.6 9.2 9
Price** $767 $823 $500 $6,366 $2,969
Model Name Complete 4 Panel EZ-Connect Hybrid Solar Water Heater Kit Sun-80 Residential Water Heater Roof Integrated & Daylight Combination models RSG75-40BP SolPak Gas Assist Solar 75-Gallon Natural Gas 300 liter Active Split System
Model Details (from Manufacturer)

- Connects to your existing electric or gas water heater

- Hybrid System

- Dynaclean diffuser dip tube helps reduce lime

- Energy Star

- Offers number of options for solar collector, solar storage tanks and solar pump station

- Qualifies for 30 percent Federal Solar Energy Tax Credit - 30 Duda Solar Vacuum Tubes, Stainless Steel Water Tank, Working Station with Controller & Pump
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* Smart Zero Home overall rating based on customer and retailer feedback and our 5 parameter market analyses
** Price is the best price available online, and may include discounted/bargain prices that may not be available everywhere

 

Also see our post on solar water heaters 101 and on solar PV 101.