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Solar Water Heater Product Profile Consultation

5 Aug 2014 09:00 AAEST
3 Oct 2014 17:00 AAEST

Solar Water Heater Product Profile

Water heating in Australia and New Zealand is a major contributor to energy use and cost in the residential sector, and many businesses and commercial organisations.

Solar water heaters (SWHs) are an established technology which can assist in reducing water heating energy use. The residential, commercial and government sectors have all made substantial investments in solar water heating technology through purchasing systems, innovation, installer and consumer education and rebate programs. Potential improvements in either the sales or efficiency levels of SWHs present an opportunity for households and businesses to lower their energy usage, save money, increase economic productivity and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

In light of the importance of these water heaters to the residential and commercial sectors and the issues identified in the Product Profile, the E3 Committee is seeking views and dialogue with consumers, industry and other stakeholders on experiences with the performance of SWHs and the SWH market.

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Making a written submission

Written submissions should state ‘Solar water heater Product Profile’ in the subject heading and should be emailed to

The date for submissions closed 5.00 pm AEST on 3 October 2014.

Public Consultation sessions

To help inform feedback, public consultation sessions were held in the following New Zealand and Australian cities in September 2014. These sessions provided an overview of the Product Profile, its finding and identified areas where additional data would be useful.