Solar Hot Water Ready Regulation

Last updated on December 1, 2020

Being "solar hot water ready" helps homeowners

  • Increase energy efficiency
  • Reduce costs of solar installations and energy consumption
  • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Cost Effectiveness

During construction of a new home, the cost to build a roof and walls strong enough to support a solar hot water system is about $200 to $500. A solar hot water system can then be installed at a future date for a lot less than it would cost to upgrade a home that isn't "solar hot water ready."

Applies to New Homes Only 

The Solar Hot Water Ready Regulation applies to new single family homes, including ones with a secondary suite.

Is Your Community Taking Part?

The regulation is only used in communities that have opted to use the regulation.

The content on this page was updated by the Province of British Columbia on December 1, 2020.