Solar Water Heater
PUBLISHED: 2024 ID: SMRC26278
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Solar Water Heater Market Forecasts to 2030 - Global Analysis By Product Type (Active Solar Water Heaters, Passive Solar Water Heaters and Other Product Types), Collector Type, System Type,, Distribution Channel, Application, End User and By Geography

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Published: 2024 ID: SMRC26278

This report covers the impact of COVID-19 on this global market
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According to Stratistics MRC, the Global Solar Water Heater Market is accounted for $2.9 billion in 2024 and is expected to reach $4.6 billion by 2030 growing at a CAGR of 7.7% during the forecast period. A solar water heater is a device that utilizes sunlight to heat water for various domestic, commercial, or industrial purposes. It typically consists of solar collectors, which absorb sunlight and convert it into heat energy, and a storage tank to store the heated water for later use. Solar water heaters can be passive or active systems. Passive systems rely on natural convection to circulate water through the collectors and into the storage tank, while active systems use pumps or fans to circulate the water. These systems are environmentally friendly, energy-efficient alternatives to traditional water heaters that rely on fossil fuels or electricity.

According to research by the IEA, the overheads of solar water heaters are anticipated to be between 25 and 50 percent cheaper than those of conventional water heaters (International Energy Agency).

Market Dynamics: 

Driver: 

Increasing demand for cost-effective and eco-friendly energy solutions

The market is witnessing a surge in demand driven by the growing need for cost-effective and eco-friendly energy solutions. Consumers are increasingly turning towards solar water heaters due to their ability to harness renewable energy, thereby reducing utility costs and environmental impact. This trend is propelled by rising awareness of sustainability and government incentives for adopting clean energy technologies. As a result, the market for solar water heaters is experiencing significant growth, catering to the increasing demand for efficient and environmentally friendly heating solutions.

Restraint:

Lack of awareness

In the market, a significant challenge persists due to a lack of awareness among consumers. Despite the numerous benefits of solar water heating systems, including cost savings and environmental advantages, many potential users remain unaware of their existence or their functionality. This lack of awareness hampers market growth and adoption rates. Educating consumers about the benefits and feasibility of solar water heaters is crucial for overcoming this obstacle and promoting widespread adoption of sustainable energy solutions.

Opportunity:

Growing awareness of environmental issues

As environmental concerns continue to take center stage, the market is experiencing a surge in awareness. Consumers are increasingly drawn to sustainable solutions that minimize their carbon footprint. This growing consciousness is driving demand for solar water heaters, which harness renewable energy sources to heat water efficiently and reduce reliance on fossil fuels. With a heightened focus on eco-friendly alternatives, the market is poised for expansion as more individuals prioritize environmental responsibility in their purchasing decisions.

Threat:

High upfront costs

The initial investment required for purchasing and installing solar water heating systems can be substantial, deterring many potential buyers despite the long-term cost savings and environmental benefits. This financial hurdle often necessitates careful consideration and planning by consumers, weighing the upfront expense against the expected return on investment in terms of energy savings and reduced utility bills. Thus, high upfront costs present a significant barrier to entry for consumers.

Covid-19 Impact: 

The COVID-19 pandemic significantly affected the Solar Water Heater market. Supply chain disruptions, reduced construction activities, and economic uncertainties led to a slowdown in installations. However, as the focus on sustainable and energy-efficient solutions grows amid the pandemic recovery, there's an emerging opportunity for the market. Governments' stimulus packages emphasizing renewable energy and increasing consumer awareness about environmental concerns are expected to drive market growth post-pandemic, albeit with some short-term setbacks.

The passive solar water heaters segment is expected to be the largest during the forecast period

The passive solar water heaters is expected to be the largest during the forecast period. Harnessing sunlight without mechanical pumps or controllers, these systems utilize natural convection to circulate water, offering energy efficiency and cost savings. Their simplicity and reliability make them popular choices, particularly in regions with ample sunlight. By leveraging the sun's energy directly, passive systems contribute to sustainable living and reduced carbon footprints. 

The corporate offices segment is expected to have the highest CAGR during the forecast period

The corporate offices segment is expected to have the highest CAGR during the forecast period. These offices house teams dedicated to research and development, engineering, marketing, and sales, driving the industry forward. From multinational giants to innovative startups, corporate offices are strategically located worldwide, facilitating efficient supply chains and responsive customer service. They act as nerve centers for strategic decision-making, ensuring continued advancements in technology and sustainability within the solar water heater sector.

Region with largest share:

North America is projected to hold the largest market share during the forecast period driven by increasing awareness of renewable energy and environmental concerns. Government incentives and policies promoting sustainable practices also contribute to market expansion. Technological advancements in solar heating systems enhance efficiency and affordability, attracting residential and commercial consumers alike. Moreover, rising energy costs incentivize adoption, particularly in regions with abundant sunlight.

Region with highest CAGR:

Asia Pacific is projected to hold the highest CAGR over the forecast period driven by various factors including increasing awareness about renewable energy, government incentives and subsidies, and rising energy costs. Many countries in the region have introduced policies and incentives to promote the adoption of renewable energy, including solar water heaters. These initiatives often include subsidies, tax incentives, and regulations mandating the use of renewable energy in new constructions.

Key players in the market

Some of the key players in Solar Water Heater market include V-Guard Industries Ltd., Stiebel Eltron, Bosch Thermotechnology, Rheem Manufacturing Company, Hitech Solar Energy, Ariston Thermo, Thermomax Ltd., Apricus Solar Co., Ltd., Viessmann, Sunpro Solar Systems, Tata Power Solar Systems Ltd., Honeywell, A.O. Smith Corporation, SunPower Corporation, Alfa Solar and Green Innovations.

Key Developments:

In January 2024, Bosch Home Comfort has introduced two products for 2024 – the Inverter Ducted Split (IDS) Ultra Cold Climate Heat Pump and GreenTronic 7000 T Hybrid Electric Water Heater – at the 2024 AHR Expo for HVACR industry professionals. Both systems support the industry shift toward electric solutions for home heating, cooling, and hot water.

In April 2023, Green Innov Industry Investment (Gi3) initiated the construction of Morocco’s inaugural solar water heater plant. The endeavor aligns closely with the nation’s energy efficiency directives, fostering the advancement of the green industrial sector

Product Types Covered:
• Active Solar Water Heaters
• Passive Solar Water Heaters
• Other Product Types

Collector Types Covered:
• Evacuated Tube Collectors
• Unglazed Water Collectors
• Flat Plate Collectors
• Other Collector Types

System Types Covered:
• Thermosiphon
• Pumped 

Distribution Channels Covered:
• Direct Sales
• Distributors
• Online Retail
• Specialty Stores 

Applications Covered:
• Individual Homes
• Multi-family Residences
• Corporate Offices
• Industrial Units
• Government Buildings
• Other Applications 

End Users Covered:
• Residential
• Commercial
• Industrial
• Other End Users 

Regions Covered:
• North America
o US
o Canada
o Mexico
• Europe
o Germany
o UK
o Italy
o France
o Spain
o Rest of Europe
• Asia Pacific
o Japan        
o China        
o India        
o Australia  
o New Zealand
o South Korea
o Rest of Asia Pacific    
• South America
o Argentina
o Brazil
o Chile
o Rest of South America
• Middle East & Africa 
o Saudi Arabia
o UAE
o Qatar
o South Africa
o Rest of Middle East & Africa

What our report offers:
- Market share assessments for the regional and country-level segments
- Strategic recommendations for the new entrants
- Covers Market data for the years 2022, 2023, 2024, 2026, and 2030
- Market Trends (Drivers, Constraints, Opportunities, Threats, Challenges, Investment Opportunities, and recommendations)
- Strategic recommendations in key business segments based on the market estimations
- Competitive landscaping mapping the key common trends
- Company profiling with detailed strategies, financials, and recent developments
- Supply chain trends mapping the latest technological advancements

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Table of Contents

1 Executive Summary       
         
2 Preface        
 2.1 Abstract       
 2.2 Stake Holders      
 2.3 Research Scope      
 2.4 Research Methodology     
  2.4.1 Data Mining     
  2.4.2 Data Analysis     
  2.4.3 Data Validation     
  2.4.4 Research Approach     
 2.5 Research Sources      
  2.5.1 Primary Research Sources    
  2.5.2 Secondary Research Sources    
  2.5.3 Assumptions     
         
3 Market Trend Analysis      
 3.1 Introduction      
 3.2 Drivers       
 3.3 Restraints      
 3.4 Opportunities      
 3.5 Threats       
 3.6 Product Analysis      
 3.7 Application Analysis     
 3.8 End User Analysis      
 3.9 Emerging Markets      
 3.10 Impact of Covid-19      
         
4 Porters Five Force Analysis      
 4.1 Bargaining power of suppliers     
 4.2 Bargaining power of buyers     
 4.3 Threat of substitutes     
 4.4 Threat of new entrants     
 4.5 Competitive rivalry      
         
5 Global Solar Water Heater Market, By Product Type   
 5.1 Introduction      
 5.2 Active Solar Water Heaters     
  5.2.1 Direct Circulation Systems    
  5.2.2 Indirect Circulation Systems    
 5.3 Passive Solar Water Heaters     
  5.3.1 Integral Collector Storage Systems   
  5.3.2 Thermosyphon Systems    
 5.4 Other Product Types     
         
6 Global Solar Water Heater Market, By Collector Type   
 6.1 Introduction      
 6.2 Evacuated Tube Collectors     
 6.3 Unglazed Water Collectors     
 6.4 Flat Plate Collectors      
 6.5 Other Collector Types     
         
7 Global Solar Water Heater Market, By System Type    
 7.1 Introduction      
 7.2 Thermosiphon      
 7.3 Pumped       
         
8 Global Solar Water Heater Market, By Distribution Channel   
 8.1 Introduction      
 8.2 Direct Sales      
 8.3 Distributors      
 8.4 Online Retail      
 8.5 Specialty Stores      
         
9 Global Solar Water Heater Market, By Application    
 9.1 Introduction      
 9.2 Individual Homes      
 9.3 Multi-family Residences     
 9.4 Corporate Offices      
 9.5 Industrial Units      
 9.6 Government Buildings     
 9.7 Other Applications      
         
10 Global Solar Water Heater Market, By End User    
 10.1 Introduction      
 10.2 Residential      
 10.3 Commercial      
 10.4 Industrial       
 10.5 Other End Users      
         
11 Global Solar Water Heater Market, By Geography    
 11.1 Introduction      
 11.2 North America      
  11.2.1 US      
  11.2.2 Canada      
  11.2.3 Mexico      
 11.3 Europe       
  11.3.1 Germany      
  11.3.2 UK      
  11.3.3 Italy      
  11.3.4 France      
  11.3.5 Spain      
  11.3.6 Rest of Europe     
 11.4 Asia Pacific      
  11.4.1 Japan      
  11.4.2 China      
  11.4.3 India      
  11.4.4 Australia      
  11.4.5 New Zealand     
  11.4.6 South Korea     
  11.4.7 Rest of Asia Pacific     
 11.5 South America      
  11.5.1 Argentina     
  11.5.2 Brazil      
  11.5.3 Chile      
  11.5.4 Rest of South America    
 11.6 Middle East & Africa     
  11.6.1 Saudi Arabia     
  11.6.2 UAE      
  11.6.3 Qatar      
  11.6.4 South Africa     
  11.6.5 Rest of Middle East & Africa    
         
12 Key Developments       
 12.1 Agreements, Partnerships, Collaborations and Joint Ventures  
 12.2 Acquisitions & Mergers     
 12.3 New Product Launch     
 12.4 Expansions      
 12.5 Other Key Strategies     
         
13 Company Profiling       
 13.1 V-Guard Industries Ltd.     
 13.2 Stiebel Eltron      
 13.3 Bosch Thermotechnology     
 13.4 Rheem Manufacturing Company    
 13.5 Hitech Solar Energy      
 13.6 Ariston Thermo      
 13.7 Thermomax Ltd.      
 13.8 Apricus Solar Co., Ltd.     
 13.9 Viessmann      
 13.10 Sunpro Solar Systems     
 13.11 Tata Power Solar Systems Ltd.     
 13.12 Honeywell      
 13.13 A.O. Smith Corporation     
 13.14 SunPower Corporation     
 13.15 Alfa Solar       
 13.16 Green Innovations      
         
List of Tables        
1 Global Solar Water Heater Market Outlook, By Region (2021-2030) ($MN) 
2 Global Solar Water Heater Market Outlook, By Product Type (2021-2030) ($MN) 
3 Global Solar Water Heater Market Outlook, By Active Solar Water Heaters (2021-2030) ($MN)
4 Global Solar Water Heater Market Outlook, By Direct Circulation Systems (2021-2030) ($MN)
5 Global Solar Water Heater Market Outlook, By Indirect Circulation Systems (2021-2030) ($MN)
6 Global Solar Water Heater Market Outlook, By Passive Solar Water Heaters (2021-2030) ($MN)
7 Global Solar Water Heater Market Outlook, By Integral Collector Storage Systems (2021-2030) ($MN)
8 Global Solar Water Heater Market Outlook, By Thermosyphon Systems (2021-2030) ($MN)
9 Global Solar Water Heater Market Outlook, By Other Product Types (2021-2030) ($MN)
10 Global Solar Water Heater Market Outlook, By Collector Type (2021-2030) ($MN) 
11 Global Solar Water Heater Market Outlook, By Evacuated Tube Collectors (2021-2030) ($MN)
12 Global Solar Water Heater Market Outlook, By Unglazed Water Collectors (2021-2030) ($MN)
13 Global Solar Water Heater Market Outlook, By Flat Plate Collectors (2021-2030) ($MN)
14 Global Solar Water Heater Market Outlook, By Other Collector Types (2021-2030) ($MN)
15 Global Solar Water Heater Market Outlook, By System Type (2021-2030) ($MN) 
16 Global Solar Water Heater Market Outlook, By Thermosiphon (2021-2030) ($MN) 
17 Global Solar Water Heater Market Outlook, By Pumped (2021-2030) ($MN) 
18 Global Solar Water Heater Market Outlook, By Distribution Channel (2021-2030) ($MN)
19 Global Solar Water Heater Market Outlook, By Direct Sales (2021-2030) ($MN) 
20 Global Solar Water Heater Market Outlook, By Distributors (2021-2030) ($MN) 
21 Global Solar Water Heater Market Outlook, By Online Retail (2021-2030) ($MN) 
22 Global Solar Water Heater Market Outlook, By Specialty Stores (2021-2030) ($MN) 
23 Global Solar Water Heater Market Outlook, By Application (2021-2030) ($MN) 
24 Global Solar Water Heater Market Outlook, By Individual Homes (2021-2030) ($MN)
25 Global Solar Water Heater Market Outlook, By Multi-family Residences (2021-2030) ($MN)
26 Global Solar Water Heater Market Outlook, By Corporate Offices (2021-2030) ($MN)
27 Global Solar Water Heater Market Outlook, By Industrial Units (2021-2030) ($MN) 
28 Global Solar Water Heater Market Outlook, By Government Buildings (2021-2030) ($MN)
29 Global Solar Water Heater Market Outlook, By Other Applications (2021-2030) ($MN)
30 Global Solar Water Heater Market Outlook, By End User (2021-2030) ($MN) 
31 Global Solar Water Heater Market Outlook, By Residential (2021-2030) ($MN) 
32 Global Solar Water Heater Market Outlook, By Commercial (2021-2030) ($MN) 
33 Global Solar Water Heater Market Outlook, By Industrial (2021-2030) ($MN) 
34 Global Solar Water Heater Market Outlook, By Other End Users (2021-2030) ($MN) 
         
Note: Tables for North America, Europe, APAC, South America, and Middle East & Africa Regions are also represented in the same manner as above.

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