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Simple, Affordable, Effective: Using the suns energy to heat water

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The ATON solar collector is fully compliant with all British and European standards, including BS EN 12975. It is particularly attractive when roof integrated, but can be mounted on a framework above the roof, or on a flat roof. This means the panel is actually recessed into the roof, rather than sitting on top of the tiles. This provides an attractive low profile appearance, very similar to a low lying 'Velux' window.

Installing the panel into the roof is very simple and can be done in a day. The tiles are removed, the panel is laid on the roof battens and the tiles are put back to the edge of the panel in a watertight fashion.

The solar panel has a highly transparent, virtually unbreakable polycarbonate cover which has been treated to ensure long life. Behind this is the solar absorber which is made of 0.2 mm copper sheet, covered with a black chromium oxide selective layer, and behind the absorber is 50mm of insulation.

As a result of these measures almost all the solar energy is absorbed and radiation losses are reduced to a minimum, ensuring high efficiency.

A kit is available for mounting the panels at an angle on flat roofs.
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…the panel is recessed into the roof, rather than sitting on top of the tiles…