The Energy (Solar Water Heating) Regulations 2012

Solar Water Heaters 2012 Regulation

The Energy (Solar Water Heating) regulations 2012, that came into effect on 1st January 2017 requires among other things that :-

  1. All premises within the jurisdiction of local authorities with hot water requirements of a capacity exceeding one hundred litres per day shall install and use solar heating systems.
  2. Within a period of five years from the effective date (2012) of the regulations, all existing premises with hot water requirements of a capacity exceeding one hundred litres per day shall install and use solar heating systems.
  3. An owner of premises, architect and an engineer engaged in the design, construction, extension or alteration of premises shall incorporate solar water heating systems in all new premises designs and extensions or alterations to existing premises.
  4. An electric power distributor or supplier shall not provide electricity supply to premises where a solar water heating system has not been installed in accordance with the Regulations.

All new buildings / premises falling under the below categories shall install, use and maintain Solar water heating systems. However, for building that were built before the regulations were gazetted, the deadline for compliance is 25th May 2017 .The premises / buildings targeted by these regulations include:

  • Domestic Residential Premises.
  • Educational Institutions.
  • Health Institutions.
  • Hotels and Lodges.
  • Restaurants, Cafeterias and other eating places.
  • Laundries.

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