Solar Hot Water and Electric Systems  
 
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Example Solar Hot Water Systems

 

The solar collector

Hot water
cylinder

Control system

Technical
information

Packaged
systems

Swimming pool
applications

Prices &
installation

Twin Coil Solar System

Our most popular solar hot water system. Works with any conventional boiler, replacing a standard hot water cylinder with our twin coil cylinder.

Comprises:
Solar panel 2.4m x 1.2m (horizontal or vertical)
PV solar power supply and fixing brackets
Solar controller
Pump unit with 3 litre drain back vessel
1200x450 twin coil hot water cylinder, 168 litres
Cylinder thermometer
30m high temperature pipe insulation
[Also available with a mains pressure cylinder]

 
Diagram of our most popular system

Vented twin coil solar system

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Combi Boiler Pre-Heat
Solar System

Our favourite system for providing mains pressure hot water for pre-heating a combi boiler. No yearly servicing or specialist installation requirements. We recommend ATMOS condensing boilers for this purpose.

Comprises:
Solar panel 2.4m x 1.2m (horizontal or vertical)
PV solar power supply and fixing brackets
Solar controller
Pump unit with 3 litre drain back vessel
Thermal Store solar cylinder, 118 litres
Cylinder Thermometer
30m high temperature pipe insulation

Mains pressure thermal store solar system diagram

Mains Pressure Thermal Store Solar System

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Pre-Heat Cylinder Solar System

Our lowest-cost system and ideal where a conventional system is already in place and there is space to put another cylinder.

Comprises:
Solar panel 2.4m x 1.2m (horizontal or vertical)
PV solar power supply and fixing brackets
Solar controller
Pump unit with 3 litre drain back vessel
800x450 preheat cylinder, 100 litres
Cylinder thermometer
30m high temperature pipe insulation

Pre-heat cylinder solar system

Pre- Heat Cylinder Solar System

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Solar Power Supply

Included in the standard price is a solar power supply for the pump and controls, which replaces the mains electric power supply.

This comprises a photovoltaic (PV) panel measuring 638mm x 278mm, which comes complete with brackets for roof mounting. When fitted, the solar system is no longer dependent on a mains power supply, has no fuel running costs of any kind and will work in remote applications and during power cuts.

Installation is easier and safer, as a power socket is no longer required to be fitted and no 240 volt mains wiring is required. Also running costs are zero, the whole system running just on the occasional top up of plain tap water!

 
PV for powering the solar system controller and pump

PV for powering the system
pump and controls

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