SOLAR WATER HEATERS
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DOES A TIMER ON MY WATER HEATER SAVE ENERGY CONSUMPTION?
A simple answer to the question is yes, but some studies have shown that it takes 7 years to recover the cost of the timer and installation. In Virgin Islands with our higher energy rates the saving would still take about 2 years.
SHOULD I BUILD MY OWN SOLAR WATER HEATER SYSTEM?
You can but the savings is not enough for the hassle. In build your own solar water heater system the only part you can build is a collector that heats the water all the other parts you still have to purchase. Call and check our price on a collector and you will quickly understand why.
WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF A SOLAR WATER HEATER COMPARED TO PV SYSTEM?
Solar Thermal is far more efficient than Photovoltaic systems. Due to this the return on investment on a Solar water heater is much more than a PV system. If you have to choose between the two one must first choose a Solar water heater over a PV system.
HOW MUCH DOES A SOLAR WATER HEATER COST?
At Eco Innovations VI we believe that the cost of any product should be same as in USA plus only the shipping and the taxes and we have succeeded in achieving this. A solar water heaters can cost any where from $1200 dollars for a DIY to $3600 for a fully installed system by a professional plumber.