Sustainable Hot Water Solutions, Powered by the Sun.
Environment and Economics
Solar Thermal products help to greatly reduce CO2 emissions. Installing just one solar product can reduce CO2 levels as much as planting more than 500 trees and is the perfect choice for people wanting to become part of the solution by reducing their carbon footprint.
By using renewable energy sources such a Solar Thermal, Solar PV, Wind, Hydro and Geothermal, reliance on fossil fuels can be minimised, thus directly reducing CO2 emissions. On average, for every 1kWh of electricity produced by non-renewable energy sources, 0.537kg / 1.2lbs of CO2 is produced. Burning natural gas for water heating produces about 0.185g / 0.5lbs of CO2 for every kWh of energy produced.
In the average household, water heating accounts for around 30% of CO2 emissions. By installing a solar water heater, which can provide between 50-70% of your hot water heating energy needs, you can reduce your total CO2 emissions by more than 20%.
Our Solar Water Heater is very conscientious of how our manfucturing process and operation effects the enviornment. Our production facility is very clean and produces very little waste water, toxic fumes or solid waste. Through this constant effort we have calculated that our collector will be carbon neutral within 9 months of operation. From that point forward the energy produced will go to reducing the amount of CO2 released into the atmosphere.
It is also important that at the end of a products usable life it can be efficiently recycled instead of being disposed of in a landfill. All of the main materials used in the solar collector can be easily recycled.
Water heating and space heating accounts for more than 60% of the average households utility bill. Installing a solar water heating system can offset 60-80% of your annual water heating energy costs and reduce your carbon footprint.
How Does It Work?
The evacuated tube solar collector utilizes energy from the sun to provide hot water and space heating for homes and businesses.
Solar Collector Parts
- Collector manifold
- Glass wool insulation
- Copper header pipe (liquid flow)
- Stainless steel mounting frame
- Evacuated tube (solar absorber)
- Heat transfer fin and heat pipe
Step #1: Sunlight is absorbed inside the evacuated tube causing it to heat up.
Step #2: The heat pipe inside the tube carries this thermal energy up to the manifold box.
Step #3: Fluid circulates from the storage tank up through to the header pipe and extracts the energy from the hot heat pipe tips.
Step #4: The newly heated fluid circulates back to the storage tank where it can be used and the cycle begins again.
- Simple design perfect for residential, commercial, and industrial applications
- 3/4″ copper connections for easy installation
- Full 360 degree absorber coating passively tracks the sun
- Vacuum tube results in superior operation in non-optimal conditions
- Virtually maintenance free
- Drainback compatible header design
- Meets the requirements of NSF-61
- Stainless steel frame kit comes standard
- Adjustable frame kits available to raise collector to optimal angles