About Us

contactus_sunshineApricus Australia specialises in the design and manufacture of wholesale residential solar water heating systems with evactuated tubes and large scale hot water solutions for commercial and industrial heating applications. We do not sell direct to the public.

Our systems are designed for home owners and organisations concerned about their environmental footprint and seeking the most efficient, sustainable way to manage rising energy costs for their residential or property.

We are leaders in efficient, innovative, versatile hot water solutions – designed in Australia to meet Australian conditions. Our products are produced with a strong emphasis on quality, innovation, simplistic design and ease of installation. Since 2003, we have been recognised by BRW, HIA, SmartCompany and The Australian Business Awards for product innovation, business and service excellence.

Our History

The Apricus Solar Company was founded in 2003 by Michael Humphrey. Apricus Australia was launched in 2005 by Chris Taylor. Apricus has grown into a global company with offices in the USA, Australia and France, supplying to more than 30 countries. Apricus was a finalist for numerous Telstra Business awards, named in Smart companys Smart 50, BRWs Fast 100 and 50 Most Innovative Companies. In 2009, Apricus also won the HIA-CSR Hunter Housing Industry Innovation Award. Apricus Australia has a nationwide sales and service network including Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth and Brisbane.

Our Commitment

Apricus Australia was built on:

  • Strong customer relationships.
  • Providing the highest quality product.
  • Providing the best possible support.
  • Going the extra mile for our customers.


Beginning as a small operation in a Sydney home, Apricus have built an efficient distribution network with key stock and warehouse locations across the country. Apricus Solar distribution network now consists of 1500+ Suppliers, and over 150 Warranty/Service agents. The network has been built to ensure – even through periods of growth and increase in demand –customers always receive the same high level of service we are committed to.

Manufacturing Facility

Apricus own and manage its own production plant; it is NOT an OEM product. The plant is based in Nanjing, China, where Apricus Solar Co., Founder and CEO, Michael Humphreys is based.


Apricus is regularly audited by European, Australian and local authorities to ensure adherence with product standards, labour laws, safety regulations and environmental requirements. We have obtained Australian Standards (AS2712:2002), SRCC (USA) and Solarkeymark (EU) certifications. Our factory is also certified to ISO9001:2008 management and production standards.

Quality Control

All Apricus products are produced with a strong emphasis on quality, simplistic design and ease of installation. With a number of patent pending designs, Apricus invests strongly in the continual R&D of new products. We pride ourselves on running a tight ship, and that means good labour conditions for the employees. Apricus factory workers obtain all the entitlements outlined by the local labour laws and more, and are paid well above the average wage.

Global Presence

Apricus is a leading designer and manufacturer of home solar water heating products. Apricus serves small-scale residential and business solar hot water systems, large-scale solar thermal heating plants, and everything in between Apricus has offices in the USA, Australia and France—selling in more than 30 countries across the
Web page Content – Apricus.com.auglobe! A few installations we have for businesses in Australia and the U.S: – Adventist Aged Care Retirement Villages across Australia. – Locust Trace Agri-Science centre, Kentucky USA. – Novotel and Sofitel Luxury Hotels, Sydney Australia. –Green House by Joost, Sydney Australia.Solar Hot Water Apricus Global Presence 2 – IKEA Restaurant and building facilities, Charlotte NC USA. See details of some of these projects in our blog.  For more information on Apricus Global visit www.apricus.com

Sustainable savings with Apricus Solar Home Hot Water systems

What do our customers think?

What do our customers think?

Keeps up with me and the family: I installed our Apricus 40 tube 400L system in the middle of winter last year… the shortest day of the year here on the mid north coast NSW – we had a really nice clear day so I flicked off the booster to “test it out” and we had plenty of hot water for the four of us. We do use the booster after periods of extended rain / cloudy weather – but our hot water bills remain minimal.

Reviewed 22/3/16 on productreview.com.au

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