Frequently Asked Questions
Why should I install a solar water heater?
The sun is free. A solar water heater uses sun as the main source of energy and heats your water to high temperatures. Cuts your electricity bills by over 40%. That means more savings for the greener future. It’s the better and modern way in the long term. That’s why for every home sale with a solar water heater, the developer always has higher returns. The system buys itself in less than 3 years. Solar thermal is now part of a requirement by governments. In Kenya, for every premises that uses more than 100 litres of hot water per day the owner must use solar for water heating. That’s almost every home. Our systems come with easily mountable frames. We make it simple to save.
Does a solar water heater really heat water to sufficiently high temperatures?
Solar thermal technology has been used to heat water for over 100 years. The technology has evolved tremendously with systems heating water to almost boiling point, approximately over 80C. With our technology we are able to not only heat enough water for your home but also, our systems have been used to preheat water for industrial use in process boilers delivering huge savings & a great reduction of carbon emissions. Controlling the temperature of your water is as easy as pressing a button.
Do solar water heaters heat water during cold weather?
Our solar water heaters serves you throughout the year by delivering high water temperatures using solar. Having a party in your house and everybody is bathing? No worries. Our systems automatically changes to electrical mode with huge demands to deliver water at just the right temperature.
How much does a solar water heater system cost?
Electricity is expensive. Whether you choose to install our evacuated tube systems or flat plat systems, you are able to cut your water heating costs by up to 100%. You can build big to save more. > See Prices
I use electricity to heat water in my house, how can I switch to solar water heaters?
We get it. You have been paying huge electricity bills to heat your water and now you prefer a cheaper alternative. Yes, and you will no longer depend on the grid for your thermal needs. Our solar water heaters are plug-and-play into the existing plumbing pipework. Switch in a day or two. SOLARVED team should assist.> Let’s Start
Am a Kenyan. Does it mean I will be arrested for not using a solar water heater in my house?
In Kenya, all premises with hot water requirements of a capacity exceeding 100 litres per day shall install and use solar heating systems. A person who contravenes the provisions of this regulation commits an offence and shall, on conviction, be liable to a fine not exceeding one million shillings, or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding one year, or to both. We offer a range of options, which makes going solar simple and affordable. > More
Can I use solar to heat water for my hotel?
Saving energy is for everybody. Solar water heaters have been used in hotels, apartments, swimming pools, government institutions and educational facilities as the primary source of heat. Our systems capture solar energy, convert it into thermal energy to heat water to very high temperatures. See How We Do It
How long do solar water heaters last?
High quality solar water heaters will still be operating after 15 years in operation. Our systems are tested beyond industry standards (European and SRCC ). The 10years warranty also guarantees the performance of your system. We stand by our work even long after we’ve put the solar collector panels on your roof and you’ve hot water.
As engineers and architects, are there resources to help us in advising our clients on how best to heat water using solar?
It is every Engineers and architects goal to cut a building’s operating costs. We get it. That’s why we have made it easy to specify how and what to use to ensure the greatest savings. You can now easily choose a system and copy the specifications into your tender document with a mouse click. > More
How will solar water heaters look on my roof?
Excellent. Our dark frames with a matt finish and a matching tank fits elegantly on your roof. We give you options, tank can be inside to easily fit into your house with a pump or it can be on roof (under roof) for an energy free operation. You can choose how you save. Talk To Us
What is the difference between solar thermal and solar PV?
Solar Photovoltaic converts sunlight into electricity. Solar thermal directly converts sun energy into heat. > More