SolarBC: A Hot Deal!

SolarBC doubles incentive to install solar hot water systems

Guy Dauncey and Carolyn Herriot celebrate their new solar thermal collector.

Roughly 30% of the energy used in most BC homes goes to heating water. Installing a solar hot water system can provide up to half that energy, and reduce a household's annual greenhouse gas emissions by up to a tonne; saving the homeowner $300 per year in energy costs.

That's why BCSEA's SolarBC project is pulling out the stops to get more British Columbians to install solar hot water systems.

SolarBC helps train solar hot water installers, breaks down regulatory barriers to solar hot implementation in BC, and provides advice and financial incentives to homeowners, schools, and First Nations groups looking to convert their hot water systems. And right now, for a limited time, SolarBC is doubling the financial incentive available to homeowners who install solar hot water from $1,000 to $2,000.

How does solar hot water work? A panel or set of tubes on your roof top captures the suns energy, and uses it to heat your water, reducing the amount of gas or electricity that needs to be used for this purpose. It’s that simple…and it’s a great way to reduce a household’s carbon footprint. If you or someone you know is interested in taking advantage of this limited time offer, read the 7 easy steps to get solar hot water on your rooftop in this article, or visit SolarBC's website for details.