Being "solar hot water ready" helps homeowners
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."
The Solar Hot Water Ready Regulation applies to new single family homes, including ones with a secondary suite.
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.