How much does a Solar Geyser cost?

Are you experiencing high electricity rates or looking to heat water off-grid and would like to know how much a solar geyser might cost? Prices for solar geysers generally range between R6000 and R25000.

  • The average price of solar geysers
    • Low-pressure Direct Thermosiphon Systems
    • Closed Coupled High-pressure Systems
    • High-Pressure Direct Thermosiphon Systems
    • Indirect Thermosiphon Systems
  • Pricing table of different models
  • Installation cost of a Solar Geyser
  • Factors Influencing the Cost
  • How to Select the Right Solar Geyser Installer

The Average Price of Solar Geysers

Low-pressure Direct Thermosiphon Systems

Description: These systems use natural convection to circulate water through the solar collector and into the storage tank. They are suitable for areas with low water pressure.


  • Cost-effective
  • Simple design with fewer components


  • Limited to low-pressure applications
  • Less efficient in colder climates

Price Range: R 6,000 to R 12,000

High-Pressure Direct Thermosiphon Systems

Description: Similar to low-pressure systems but designed to handle higher water pressure, making them suitable for modern plumbing systems.


  • Efficient and reliable
  • Compatible with existing high-pressure systems


  • Higher cost compared to low-pressure systems
  • Requires more robust installation

Price Range: R 12,000 to R 25,000

Closed Coupled High-pressure Systems

Description: These systems are integrated with the roof structure, and the storage tank is mounted directly above the solar collectors. They are designed for high-pressure applications.


  • Aesthetically pleasing with integrated design
  • Suitable for high-pressure applications


  • Higher installation costs
  • Maintenance can be challenging due to roof integration

Price Range: R 18,000 to R 25,000

Indirect Thermosiphon Systems

Description: These systems use a heat exchanger to transfer solar energy to the water, preventing the water in the tank from freezing and allowing use in colder climates.


  • Prevents freezing in cold climates
  • Longer lifespan of the system


  • More complex design
  • Higher initial cost

Price Range: R 16,000 to R 25,000

Pricing Table for Popular Solar Models 

ModelPrice (incl. VAT)
KwikSol 150L 400kPa Direct Solar GeyserR 8,014
KwikSol 200L 400kPa Direct Solar GeyserR 12,600
Kwikot SuperLine 100L Dual Solar GeyserR 6,435
KwikSol 300L 400kPa Indirect Solar GeyserR 31,600
Tecron 150L Direct 400kPa Solar GeyserR 16,286
Tecron 200L Direct 400kPa Solar GeyserR 22,845
Kwiksol Direct 100L Low Pressure 100kPaR 6,845.26
Kwiksol Direct 150L Low Pressure 100kPaR 6,924.61
Kwiksol Direct 200L Low Pressure 100kPaR 10,368.40
Kwiksol Direct 300L Low Pressure 100kPaR 20,575.62
Kwiksol 150L 400kPa Indirect Solar GeyserR 13,124.49
Kwiksol 200L 400kPa Indirect Solar GeyserR 14,765.45
Kwiksol 300L 400kPa Indirect Solar GeyserR 23,291.64

These are price estimates for Solar Geysers and exclude installation costs and plumbing materials. For an accurate quote contact your local vetted Geyser Only partner.

Installation Cost of Solar Geysers

The installation cost of solar geysers can vary widely based on several factors. Typically, the cost ranges from R 2,000 to R 5,000. Here are some of the factors that influence the cost:

Installation TypeEstimated Cost (R)
Basic Low-pressure System2,000 – 3,000
Standard High-pressure System2,000 – 4,000
Complex High-pressure System3,000 – 5,000

These prices are just estimates and exclude plumbing and mounting materials, and prices are subject to change. Please contact your vetted Geysers Only partner for a detailed quote by completing our online form.

Factors Influencing the Cost of Solar Geysers

  • Type of Solar Geyser System:
    • Low-pressure systems: Generally cheaper to install due to simpler design.
    • High-pressure systems: More expensive due to the need for robust materials and components.
  • Installation Complexity:
    • Roof type and pitch can affect the ease of installation.
    • Access to the installation site (e.g., multi-story buildings may require additional equipment).
  • Plumbing Requirements:
    • Existing plumbing infrastructure can reduce or increase costs.
    • Additional piping or modifications to current systems can increase expenses.
  • Labour Costs:
    • Skilled labour for installation can vary in price based on the region and expertise required.
    • Additional labour might be needed for complex installations.
  • System Size and Capacity:
    • Larger systems or those with higher capacity tanks will generally cost more to install.
    • The number of solar panels or collectors needed affects both material and labour costs.
  • Regulatory Compliance:
    • Local regulations and standards may require specific installation practices or additional inspections, adding to the cost.
  • Additional Components:
    • Installation of controllers, additional insulation, or other ancillary equipment can increase the total cost.

How to Select the Right Solar Geyser Installer

Choosing the right installer for your solar geyser is crucial for a successful project. Here’s how to make the best choice:

  • Get Multiple Quotes: Compare prices and services from several installers.
  • Check Credentials: Ensure they are licensed, insured, and reputable.
  • Read Reviews: Look at online reviews and ask for references from past clients.
  • Evaluate Experience: Choose installers who specialize in solar geysers and have a strong portfolio.
  • Assess Scope of Work: Look for detailed proposals and warranties on materials and workmanship.
  • Consider Communication: Pick installers who are responsive and professional.

Trust Geysers Only Partners: Selecting a Geysers Only partner in your area makes it easy. Geysers Only has pre-vetted installers, ensuring you work with reputable and qualified professionals. Our partners meet high standards, providing you with quality assurance and peace of mind.

For expert advice and a detailed quote, contact Geysers Only today. Our vetted professionals are ready to help you with the best solar geyser solutions available.