A brilliant past. An even brighter future

In 1953, SW Hart and Co., a pioneering plumbing company based in Perth, decided that the sun was the best energy source to heat water in Western Australian homes. As a result, solar hot water in Australia was born and Solahart geared up for expansion. Since then we’ve built a reputation as a world leader in solar innovation and technology and invested millions of dollars into R&D and manufacturing. We’ve also installed over one million systems in over 70 countries around the world. We’re at Everest Base Camp and Antarctica. Even Nelson Mandela’s South African home had a Solahart system installed on the roof. Today, after more than 60 years as Australia’s free energy experts, we’re set to turn our brilliant past into an even brighter future.

Click the dots below to check out our history.

1901

SW Hart & Co. opens a plumbing business in Perth WA

1953

The pioneer in solar systems was born as a separately mounted copper tank.

1960

A refined and re-designed unit with a conventional vertical copper tank for roof mounting.

1962

The company experimented with a floor mounted copper tank connected with a pump.

1963

The first export model. Copper tank with pump and thermostat.

1964

The first signs of Solahart as we know it today.

1968

An improved roof-mounted system with all parts combined in one unit.

1970

Another step towards perfection with a larger tank.

1971

Further successful efforts to improve the system.

1972

Solahart introduced a bigger collector for better efficiency

1976

A major breakthrough utilising a vitreous enamel tank.

1983

"Black Chrome Miracle" Multiflow collector panels

1992

'Natural Wonder' The best of both worlds. Free solar energy combined with gas boosting.

2001

Solahart joins Paloma Co. Ltd., an international leader in solar water heating and space heating.

2004

Free Heat launched - taking the best and making it BETTER!

2010

Solahart completes major commercial solar project in the UAE

2012

Solahart adds Solar Power (PV) to the range

2014

Solahart completes commercial solar project in Abu Dharbi

2015

Solahart joins the home battery revolution with Tesla Powerwall

 

Continuous Improvement

One of the keys to our success over the years has been the relentless pursuit of innovation. Our research capabilities and our solar testing laboratory are recognised internationally as Australia’s finest. We have developed a ‘Centre of Excellence’ approach for advanced technologies with an enviable Research & Development team across our manufacturing locations committed to developing the next generation of solar water heaters and assessing the latest solar energy technologies.

One thing is certain as we move forward to the future of solar - each generation of solar products we offer will be fundamentally better than the last and meet our own stringent standards of quality and performance.

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