WHY ARE SOLAR HEATING SYSTEM SO POPULAR IN ISRAEL ?

During the 1950’s there was a fuel supply shortage in Israel and restrictions were placed on when people could heat their water. Many Israelis started to purchase solar water heaters.

Why are solar heating system so popular in Israel?

During the 1950’s there was a fuel supply shortage in Israel and restrictions were placed on when people could heat their water. Many Israelis started to purchase solar water heaters.

In 1980, the Israeli Knesset (Israeli Parliament) passed a law making solar heating mandatory for new residential buildings.

The law has saved Israel and its citizens millions of shekels in energy costs. As the systems improved and mass production lowered the cost, more companies entered the field and today purchasing and installing (usually by the builders) a solar water heating system is commom practice.

28 years after the Israeli government’s decision to promote the use of solar water heaters, Israel is still one of the top countries in the world (percentage of population) using solar heaters and saving money on water heating bills.