At Apricus, we’re proud to have been bringing a sustainable alternative to electric water heating to Australian homes and businesses for years.

While we are passionate about our field, we know not everybody will understand the benefits of solar hot water like us.  So to help make things a little clearer, we’re debunking some solar hot water myths.

Myth # 1: Solar hot water systems only work when the sun is shining

This is a simple one. If this myth were actually true, it would mean that we would not be able to use solar hot water to heat our showers at night.

The way our evacuated tube solar hot water works is through passive sun tracking technology, meaning that the collector tubes can soak up the Aussie sun from sunrise to sunset.

In addition, our solar ready hot water heaters store the heated water for you home or business to use even when the sun’s not up, meaning that you’ll be able to access hot water just the same as with your old electricity-based system.

Myth # 2: Solar hot water won’t make that much of a difference to your household bills

With a solar hot water system from Apricus, you stand to significantly reduce your electricity usage – by up to 80 per cent. Solar hot water is an investment which will be truly worth its weight in gold in years to come, as the world’s attention continues to shift towards more eco-friendly solutions.

Myth # 3: Solar hot water systems only heat your tap and shower water

On the contrary, there is a whole range of fantastic applications for solar hot water. With regards to domestic applications, a solar hot water system can heat your shower or tap water as well as providing indoor heating for when the weather begins to take a turn for the chilly.

As as providing domestic solar hot water systems, we also offer commercial solar hot water for large-scale and industrial heating.

Commercial applications can include:

  • Dairy farms
  • Wineries / Breweries
  • Chemical treatment plants
  • Pre-heating systems
  • Apartment buildings
  • Hospitals


If you’re ready to make the switch to a more sustainable, cost-efficient household or business, contact Apricus today.