Solar Water Heating and Solar Geysers in Cape Town with Condor Solar Energy Solutions

Solar Water Heating is the most obvious benefit of solar energy technology and the first thing that people think of when it comes to harnessing the free energy that is provided by our fantastic South African climate.

A solar geyser should be your first step in reducing your overall electricity usage and your monthly energy costs.

There are two main Solar Water Heating Systems: 

  • ThermoSyphon Systems - no leaks into the house, less to go wrong, less moving parts, slightly cheaper
  • Pumped Systems - Aesthetically more pleasing


Two types of Solar Collectors - This is the unit that harnesses the sun's energy to heat the water.

All Solar collectors have a warranty period of between 5 and 10 years. Bear in mind that the return on your investment (ROI) in solar water heating is between 18 and 36 months.

  • Flat plates - slightly cheaper
  • Evacuated Tubes - 15-20% more effective, used predominantly when you cannot use a north facing roof


Solar Geysers

Solar Geysers vary in size between 100 and 300 litre capacity and your choice will depend on the size of your household and the normal seasonal demand usage of hot water per household. A special solar ready geyser has to be used.

You are able however to retrofit an electric Kwikot geyser that is less than 5 years old for use in a solar water heating system. Solar geysers only form one part of a solar water heating system.

Savings with Condor Solar Water Heating Systems

Generally one is able to save between 70 and 90% of your water heating electricity bill which represents 30 to 50% of your household electricity bill.

It is for this reason that Solar Water Heating is becoming the only sensible option for households facing high and rising electricity costs.

Eskom Solar Water Heating Rebate programme 

You may also be able to take advantage of the Eskom Solar Water Heating Rebate programme while it lasts. This represents a lumps sum discount of between R5000 to R10000 depending on the solar water heating system installed.

Sunscan Solar Energy Technologies

A full range of 15 intelligent water heating systems.

SunScan - Solar Energy Technologies is an acknowledged industry leader in Solar Water Heating.

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100% local range of water heating systems. Great technical back-up and after sales service.

ESKOM accredited, local industry body registration – SESSA as well as City of Cape Town.

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Future Comfort Solar

SABS approved systems accredited by ESKOM on their solar water heating rebate programme.

Large range of high pressure / high performance solar systems including a non-electric system

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Solo Plasma 

Condor Solar distributes the Solo Plasma SABS approved solar water geysers in the Western Cape. This is the world’s first non –metal integrated geyser that combines the solar panel and the water tank in one lightweight system weighing only 33 kilograms when empty.

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