Solar Water Heating System Designers

Most solar water heating system design is undertaken by the system suppliers and will be based around the specific characteristics of their product. However, there are a number of independent solar water heating practitioners who can provide assistance at an initial design stage or to assist resolve any problems.

The Solar Association is in the process of developing criteria for accrediting solar designers, but until that is completed the list below shows members of the association who are not associated with specific product.

Design and General Solar Water Heating Advice


 Area of expertise

 Contact details


 General SWH advisory,
 auditing, commercial

 Erin Roughton
 Phone: (03) 538 0686

 SolarPeak New Zealand

 Accredited Solar System Design

 Glenn Harvey
 Phone:( 021) 328 538

 J McDonnell Plumbing Ltd


 Jim McDonnell
 Phone/Fax: (07) 866 3005
 Mobile: 027 444 0220

 Project Solar

 System energy
 performance modelling

 Adrian Kerr
 Phone: 021 345979

Training Providers


 Area of expertise

 Contact details

 Waikato Institute of Technology

Training provider

 Selwyn Hikuroa

 Christchurch Polytechnic
 Institute of Technology

Training provider

 Rob Lingard
 Phone: (03) 940 6046