Commercial and Industrial Use of Solar Water Heaters

Thu, 29 Dec 2022

More and more businesses today are expanding their businesses sustainably. Conscious efforts are made by brands to ensure that they minimize their energy consumption and reduce their operation costs. 

For instance, industries that require hot water availability are switching to solar water heaters for hot water supply. 

Initially, solar water heaters were used for residential houses, but now they are being used for practical and commercial industries like office buildings, hotels, hospitals, laundries, shopping malls, and kitchens. 

SolarMate is a leading supplier, manufacturer, distributor, and installer of solar hot water systems in Malaysia with over 40 years of industry experience. Today, we not only manufacture and supply solar water heaters for residential use but also for commercial use in Malaysia and Asia as well.


Industries and their usage of solar water heaters 

Multiple industries today are experiencing the benefits of utilizing a solar water heating system. Let’s look at the various ways that a solar water heater benefits them. 


  • Office buildings

Office buildings use a huge amount of water every day to provide for all the people who work there. With a greater number of offices within a building, water usage also increases. Additionally, as an added benefit, with the use of a solar water heater, the monthly electricity costs can be reduced significantly.

If an office building is on the verge of transitioning to a greener and more sustainable way of life, it can do so by installing a solar water heater. So they get the benefits of lowering their carbon footprint while also saving money.



  • Hotels

The primary aim of the hotel industry is to provide top-notch customer satisfaction; this is because this section of the economy is service-oriented. Every room in the hotel is expected to be equipped with hot water, leading to excessive electricity consumption.  

This results in increased costs, additional running or operational expenses, and reduced profitability. These costs can be drastically reduced when they make use of solar water heaters instead of conventional electric water heaters. 



  • Hospitals

One of the most important elements to take care of at a hospital is disinfecting areas. Disinfecting various premises and surgical tools requires hot water. Hospitals, therefore, require a reliable water heater that can instantly produce hot water.  

Solar water heaters are a preferred option for hospitals because they are inexpensive, simple to install, and require little to no maintenance. They can additionally save up to 80% on the electricity bill.  



  • Laundries

Laundries use a lot of water on a daily basis, and hot water is essential for cleaning tough stains. With the advent of 24/7 laundries, the amount of water utilized goes up drastically. If laundries use solar water heaters, they can save a lot on the cost and increase revenue.



  • Kitchens in restaurants

Every day, kitchens in restaurants consume a lot of hot water for cooking as well as cleaning purposes. Hence, the need for an effective solar water heater becomes the need of the hour to ensure an uninterrupted supply of hot water. 

Solar water heaters not only help restaurants reduce their electricity bills but also help them adopt a sustainable approach to business. A consistent supply of hot water from a solar heater can significantly reduce their carbon footprint as well.



  • Shopping malls

A shopping mall consists of various small shops. These could also include beauty salons, hair salons, and restaurants. All three of these require hot water for the daily functioning of services. In addition to this, shopping malls also have toilets that could be fitted with a hot water supply. 

Shoppers are bound to enjoy hot water access, especially during the rainy season. With solar water heaters, access to hot water can be provided throughout the shopping mall. Also, a large amount of water can be provided at a reduced cost.


Final takeaways 

SolarMate Sapphire is one of the best solar water heaters available in Malaysia. It is utilized for varied purposes and industry requirements. 

SolarMate Sapphire is a trusted all-weather solar panel that has been around for a long time and is in high demand. It is designed with high heat absorbance and low emittance, so it can be used in areas with minimal sunlight. 

As it has ultrasonic welding, there is higher conductivity and close contact, making it a highly preferred solar panel. Solar heaters in Malaysia have affordable prices, making them more useful for customers and service providers. 

The following is a part of SolarMate customers who switched from conventional water heaters to solar water heaters: 

  • FGV Johor Bulkers Sdn Bhd, Pasir Gudang
  • Rumah Orang Tua Seri Setia, Petaling Jaya
  • Zone Hotel, Teluk Panglima Garang
  • Pusat Rawatan Islam, Kuala Lumpur
  • Seaview Hotel, Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu
  • Eastern Hotel, Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur
  • Shell Housing Project, Bintulu
  • Kompleks Kewangan Malaysia, Port Dickson