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Solar Hot Water Prices

Solar water heater prices

vary according to the designs and features. The prices also vary the type of solar hot water system and manufacturers. For example,

Solar Thermosyphon Systems

are lesser expensive than the

Drainback Solar Systems

, which in turn are cheaper alternative to

Solar Active Systems

(solar hot water systems with anti-freezing, controls,pumps, etc.). Before investing, you should also pay close attention to the pre-packaged solar kits as they are effective yet energy saving systems. Read on to know more about solar hot water prices.

Prices of Solar Hot Water Systems

In the U.S. market, the average price of an

Active Solar Hot Water System

, which has added features like controls, anti-freezing and pumps, is around

$2,500 to $4,000

. This price is due to cold climate and the need of hot water. One such typical solar hot water system produces nearly 50-100 gallons of hot water every day.

Solar water heaters without the added features like controls, sensors and pumps (for moderate temperatures) are much cheaper – it is possible to find a system with

initial cost of $1,000 – $2,000

.

Pre-Packaged Kits of Solar Hot Water Systems

This pre-packaged kits are very efficient and lesser expensive. Here are a few such references along with their prices. But the prices do not include the installation and other related costs.

Prices of Solar Thermosyphon Systems

  • 40 gallon pre-packaged systems – $1000
  • 80 gallon pre-packaged systems – $1200

These systems are mostly used in moderate climates.

Prices of Solar Drainback Water Retrofits

  • 40-50 gallons of hot water: $1700 – $2000
  • 80-120 gallons of hot water: $2000 – $3000

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