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Solar Water Heater Market Size - By Collector (Evacuated Tube, Flat Plate and Unglazed Water), By System (Thermosiphon, Pumped), By Application (Residential, Commercial, Industrial) & Forecast 2024 – 2032

  • Report ID: GMI2219
  • Published Date: Jun 2023
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Solar Water Heater Market Size

Solar Water Heater Market size was valued at USD 2.78 billion in 2023 and is expected to grow more than 5.7% CAGR from 2024 to 2032. A solar water heater is a device that utilizes sunlight to heat water for various purposes, such as bathing, washing, and space heating. It typically consists of solar collectors that absorb solar energy and transfer it to water stored in a storage tank.


Solar Water Heater Market

The heated water can then be used directly or circulated to a separate hot water storage tank for later use. Favorable regulatory framework coupled with positive consumer outlook with the adoption of energy-efficient technologies will augment the business growth. The global market for water heater is set to surpass USD 50 billion by 2032.


COVID- 19 Impact

The COVID- 19 pandemic had minimal impact on the industry due to the shutdown of significant industrial operations and the constant supply chain interruptions throughout the course of the outbreak. However, the relaxation of constraints coupled with the reactivation of commercial facilities has resulted in product deployments. Furthermore, considerable efforts aimed at increasing the use of renewable energy will improve the business dynamics.


Solar Water Heater Market Trends

Growing population and changing lifestyle habits, has increased need for hot water for bathing, washing clothes, cleaning dishes, and other daily activities. Furthermore, increasing affordability of the product due to advancements in technology and manufacturing processes along with favorable governmental tax credits will positively influence the industry statistics. For instance, the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 of U.S. qualifies solar water heaters for a 30% federal tax credit.


Solar Water Heater Market Analysis

Solar Water Heater Market Size, By Application,

Residential solar water heaters market will exceed USD 2.4 billion by 2032, on the account of growing global population and increasing energy demand for sustainable and decentralized energy solutions in conjunction with increasing customer preference towards unconventional water heating systems. Solar water heaters have seen technological advancements that have improved their efficiency and reliability. These improvements include better insulation, high-performance collectors, advanced control systems, and backup heating options which in turn has increased consumer confidence and encouraged the adoption of solar water heaters at homes.

Thermosiphon solar water heater market size will record over 5.2% CAGR through 2032. These systems operate based on natural convection, without the need for pumps or external power sources and are relatively simple in design and installation making them cost-effective and easy to maintain. Extreme weather conditions have developed demand for eco-friendly and reliable products along with growing requirement to decrease carbon footprint will drive the business scenario. Additionally, the ongoing deployment of efficient systems to provide secure heating services along with continuous investments for the establishment of green building infrastructure will propel to industry landscape.

Solar Water Heater Market Size, By Collector,

Evacuated tube solar water heater market will cross USD 1.2 billion by 2032, owing to its ability to operate in extreme climatic conditions due to lower freezing point and with rising demand for replacement of existing water heaters. Utilizing the freely available energy from the sun, homeowners and businesses can offset the conventional energy consumption, resulting in lower utility bills and long-term savings. For instance, the Department of Energy estimates that installing a solar water heater will save you 50-80% on your water heating expenditures. Moreover, increasing awareness and concern about environmental sustainability have driven the adoption of renewable energy technologies including solar water heater.

Asia Pacific Solar Water Heater Market Size,

Asia Pacific solar water heater market will showcase around 5.1% CAGR till 2032, owing to elimination of reliance on conventional energy sources like electricity or gas coupled with implementation of incentives and policies. For instance, in April 2022, state government of Bengaluru in India set new energy efficiency policy for domestic consumers which recommends rebate of 50 paise/unit to a maximum of 50 Rs. /month on the installation of solar water heaters. Such policies and programs will drive the demand for more efficient models. Moreover, government’s stringent rules and regulations for greenhouse gas emission and development of smart city projects will stimulate the business outlook.


Solar Water Heater Market Share

Focus on the development of cost-effective and innovative heating solutions through new product innovations and acquisitions will augment the industry dynamics. Major companies operating across the solar water heater market include

  • GE Appliances
  • A.O. Smith
  • Alternate Energy Technologies, LLC.
  • Rheem Manufacturing Company
  • Viessmann
  • Racold
  • SunTank
  • Chromagen Australia Pty Ltd
  • Himin Solar Co., Ltd
  • Bradford White Corporation
  • Bosch Thermotechnology
  • Rinnai

Solar Water Heater Industry News

  • In May 2023, Uttarakhand Renewable Energy Development Agency (UREDA) introduced solar water heater scheme in India. The scheme will provide 30%-60% subsidy for installing 100-800 liters of water heaters in residential & commercial properties. It also aims to develop water heater plant of about 75,000 liters which will save up to 1,500 units of power each year. The government initiative will reduce electricity bills & promote the use of renewable energy in the state.
  • In April 2023, Green Innov Industry Investment announced the construction of first solar water heater plant in Morocco. The project is significantly integrated with the country’s energy efficiency guidelines allowing the development of green industrial sector and is expected to be operational by second half of 2023. It will produce about 40,000 units of solar water heaters. The plant will support in strengthening the position of the country and enhancing the portfolio across the solar water heater industry.

This solar water heater market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of ‘‘000 Units & USD Million’ from 2023 to 2032 for the following segments:

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Market, By Collector

  • Evacuated tube
  • Flat Plate
  • Unglazed

Market, By System

  • Thermosiphon
  • Pumped

Market, By Application

  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Industrial

The above information has been provided for the following regions and countries:

  • North America
    • U.S
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • Austria
    • Spain
    • Turkey
    • Denmark
    • Italy
    • Switzerland
    • UK
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Thailand
    • Australia
    • India
    • Japan
    • South Korea
  • Middle East & Africa
    • Egypt
    • Jordan
    • Israel
    • South Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • Kuwait
    • UAE
    • Qatar
    • Bahrain
    • Oman
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Barbados
    • Chile


Authors: Ankit Gupta, Srishti Agarwal

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The market size of solar water heater was reached USD 2.78 billion in 2023 and is expected to surpass USD 4.61 billion by 2032, driven by favorable regulatory frameworks coupled with positive consumer outlook towards the adoption of energy-efficient technologies.

Evacuated tube solar water heater industry share will record over USD 1.2 billion by 2032, owing to its ability to operate in extreme climatic conditions and the rising need for replacement of existing water heaters.

Asia Pacific market is set to witness over 5.1% CAGR from 2023 to 2032, attributed to the limited reliance on conventional energy sources.

GE Appliances, A.O. Smith, Alternate Energy Technologies, LLC., Rheem Manufacturing Company, Viessmann, V-GUARD INDUSTRIES LTD., Racold, SunTank, Chromagen Australia Pty Ltd, Himin Solar Co., Ltd, SUNPAD, and Bradford White Corporation are some of the top firms operating in the industry.

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