Are solar technicians in demand? Employment of solar photovoltaic installers is projected to grow 52 percent from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations. About 2,300 openings for solar photovoltaic installers are projected each year, on average, over the decade.
Are solar water heaters worth it? On average, if you install a solar water heater, your water heating bills should drop 50%–80%. Also, because the sun is free, you’re protected from future fuel shortages and price hikes. If you’re building a new home or refinancing, the economics are even more attractive.
How much does it cost to install a solar heater? According to Gauteng-based solar power specialist company, NexSolar, the cost of solar power installation can range from around R63 000 to R200 000, depending on the size of the house and electrical output requirements.
What are the disadvantages of solar water heater?
- Compared to photovoltaic panels, solar thermal panels only heat water.
- Solar heaters require sufficient roof space to accommodate them.
- Solar water heaters require direct sunlight to function.
- The system does not function on cloudy, rainy, or foggy days.