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In the average home almost half of electricity consumption is attributed to heating water with your geyser. By installing a Solar Geyser and utilising the free energy from the sun, you can expect a reduction of 33% in your electricity bill.
A solar Geyser comprises a hot water storage tank and solar heat collector panels. Through a thermo-siphon effect (in which hot water rises), hot water circulates between the collectors and the Geyser while there is sun and is stored at the end of the day in an insulated Geyser. All our systems are equipped with an electrical heating element as a back up, controlled by a thermostat for those odd days when the sun’s energy is insufficient for water heating. The geyser and collectors may be split to allow for a discreet installation.
The system is designed to work uninterrupted for years. It carries a 10-year warranty on the collectors and geyser, but is expected to last for more than 20 years, and features the newest technology available, developed in conjunction with Daimler-Benz Aerospace.
The savings you will achieve on your electricity bills by harnessing free solar energy from the sun means that you will recover the cost of your initial investment in a few short years.
To achieve the best results, the following requirements apply:
Vacuum Solar Panels
Because the heat pipe is housed inside a vacuum, no heat can escape from the vacuum tube. It is the same principle as a vacuum coffee flask, where hot water is inside, but the outside stays cold to the touch. Even after hours the hot liquid inside remains warm
There are two kinds of vacuum tube Solar Panels namely Heat pipe and U-Tube Solar Panels. The details of the Vacuum Tube collector is shown in the table below:
Comparing Solar Panels
Every day vast amounts of energy are send to the Earth from the Sun in the form of electro-magnetic radiation. The best known of this radiation is visible light. We call this energy Insolation. Insolation is a measure of solar radiation energy received on a given surface area in a given time. It is commonly expressed as average irradiance in watts per square meter (W/m²). The average energy available in South Africa is 80 kWh/m² per day.
Solar Panels are designed and built with the following 4 principles in mind:
The two most common types of Solar Panels are Flat Plate Panels and Vacuum Tube Panels.
Vacuum Tube Panels
represents the latest solar technology. The two basic designs of Vacuum
Tubes are Heat Pipe and U Tube. Heat loss is prevented by enclosing the
Solar Panels in a vacuum. The better the connection between the heat
absorber area and the fluid channel, the higher the efficiency of the
Frequently asked Questions
1. Will the Solar Panels Spoil the Aesthetics of my house?
2. What is the size of the System that I require?
Note: More than one system can be combined to cater for bigger applications.
3. How does a solar heating system work?
4. Will I have hot water at night?
5. What happens in winter?
6. Will a hailstorm damage the panels?
7. What happens in freezing weather?
8. Will I still be able to use my existing Geyser?
9. Can Solar heating heat up the water sufficiently?
10. What savings will I get on my electricity bill?
11. What are the basic requirements needed to install a solar system?
12. Are there any maintenance requirements?
13. What is the system guarantee period?
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