Posts from category: Solar Hot Water


Solar Hot Water East/West restriction removed

The Queensland Plumbing and Wastewater Code has been amended to include a specific variation allowing solar hot water systems to be installed up to 90 degrees off true north. This is a major win for for consumers as previously hot water systems had to be installed no...

Benefits of Rinnai Solar Hot Water

A solar hot water system is a great way to save money and reduce your environmental footprint. Using solar technology, the system works by absorbing solar energy from the sun and heating cooler water in pipes which is then transferred to a storage cylinder, ready for...

Solar Hot Water

As costs of living continue to rise, Australians are now turning to energy-efficient technology to power their cars, homes and appliances. Studies have shown that heating water represents the biggest source of greenhouse gas emissions in an average Australian...

Anna’s dodgy solar hot water systems

December 20, 2010 Today’s Courier Mail reported that hundreds and hundreds of solar hot water systems installed under the Bligh Governments failed solar hot water scheme were found to be faulty or illegally installed. More than 400 systems on the Gold Coast alone have...

Boosting your Solar Hot water system

 May 5, 2010 As we move into winter it will be necessary to periodically use your electric booster to maintain a constant supply of hot water. How much you use the booster will depend on your personal water usage but everyone will need to use the booster at some...

Unlicensed Hot Water Installers Fined

March 29, 2010 From the Sunshine Coast Daily: TWO companies engaged in the State Government’s axed solar hot water scheme have been fined $20,000 each for unlicensed contracting. Conergy Pty Ltd and AMRS Pty Ltd have both been issued 10 infringement notices by the...

State hot water scheme fails to deliver

March 5, 2010 The election promise made by Premier Anna Bligh to put 200,000 solar hot water systems into Queensland homes saw only 1610 units installed in the first six months the scheme has been operating. If it had maintained that rate, the government would have...