Solar Hot Water 101

Our solar hot water systems are designed with evacuated tube collectors that passively track the sun for more hours of the day to provide greater solar collection.

Solar Hot Water 101

How it Works How it Works

 

How it Works

How a Solar Hot Water System Operates How a Solar Hot Water System Operates

  1. Cold water enters storage tank.
  2. If there is heat available on the roof, the pump station will switch on and circulate water through the solar collector.
  3. Water is heated in the collector and returned to the storage tank, the pump then switches off.
  4. This process repeats throughout the day until the “top out” temperature (pre-set) at 75o is reached.
  5. Hot water is then supplied to the home from the top of the tank.

If not enough heat is generated from the sun, the electric or gas booster simply “top ups” the remaining heat required.

How a Solar Hot Water System Operates

Step 1

The sunlight (including UV) strikes the dark absorber coating inside the evacuated tube, the vacuum seal between the two layers of glass act like an insulator and prevent the heat energy that has been captured from escaping back into the atmosphere.



Step 2

The sunlight (including UV) strikes the dark absorber coating inside the evacuated tube, the vacuum seal between the two layers of glass act like an insulator and prevent the heat energy that has been captured from escaping back into the atmosphere.



Step 3

The sunlight (including UV) strikes the dark absorber coating inside the evacuated tube, the vacuum seal between the two layers of glass act like an insulator and prevent the heat energy that has been captured from escaping back into the atmosphere.



How a solar hot water system works

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What do our customers think?

What do our customers think?

Keeps up with me and the family: I installed our Apricus 40 tube 400L system in the middle of winter last year… the shortest day of the year here on the mid north coast NSW – we had a really nice clear day so I flicked off the booster to “test it out” and we had plenty of hot water for the four of us. We do use the booster after periods of extended rain / cloudy weather – but our hot water bills remain minimal.

Reviewed 22/3/16 on productreview.com.au

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