Skylight in a South facing kitchen?

Hi All,
We have just renovated our south facing kitchen and dining. We have north east facing windows at the end of the dining area, but the kitchen is dark. I have always loved the look of skylights i.e a big pane of glass in the ceiling, but I've been told by a building designer that a South facing skylight will be too hot in the summer, and a heat loss in the winter. I am particularly worried by the heat in the summer. Does anyone have a South facing sky-window in their kitchen/living areas and could you tell me if you are happy with it or regret it? Attached is a picture for example of what we'd like to get.

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