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Introducing SOLUS™, a 30-tube collector designed for a family of 3-6.Features:
SOLUS™ is one of the highest performing solar vacuum tube collectors in the world. The vacuum inside each double wall tube provides perfect insulation and therefore protects the system from cold, wet and windy conditions. In addition to domestic hot water, the superior performance of a SOLUS™ vacuum tube collector can also provide central heating support for standard or under floor heating, specialized industrial hot water heating for high temperature applications and solar cooling.
SOLUS™ solar thermal collectors work in all weather—they do not need direct sunlight to operate. That's because our solar tubes take advantage of diffuse radiation, as well as direct radiation, delivering the sun's energy even on cold, cloudy or foggy days.
The key is a vacuum tube - the outside air temperature has little influence. This means you can get hot water even in bad weather and add heat to a tank that is already hot.
The evacuated tubes are glass tubes manufactured from strengthened borosilicate glass. The tubes have a double outer layer; the outer layer is fully transparent to allow solar energy to pass through unimpeded. The inner layer is treated with a selective optical coating which causes energy absorption without reflection. The inner and outer layer are fused at high temperatures at the end leaving an empty space between the inner and outer layers. All air is pumped out of the space between the two layers (evacuation process) creating the thermos effect which stops conductive and convective transfer of heat which might otherwise escape into the atmosphere. Heat loss is further reduced by the low-emissivity nature of the type of glass that is used.
This collector is a ‘dry’ heat pipe product. Evaporator fluid is contained within the heat pipe. The energy absorbed by the absorber causes the fluid to change from a fluid state to a vapour state and the vapour rises to the condenser bulb. The condenser is connected directly into the manifold via a dry pocket. Within the manifold the solar system solution is passed across the dry pocket that houses the condenser. The condenser releases the latent heat of evaporation to the solar system solution and condenses, the condensate returns to the heat pipe and the cycle is repeated. Due to the dry connection the SOLUS™ tubes can be replaced without the need of draining down the solar system.
The SOLUS™ Solar Energy System integrates easily with your existing hot water system. Major alterations are not required. Position is not critical and it can be mounted to suit your situation. It does not need to point direct south.
Easy installation. The 'plug and play' design of SOLUS™ solar collectors makes installation quick and easy. There is no need for heavy lifting equipment, as tubes can be carried onto the roof individually. Can be installed by 1 man in a day or less on any roof type
The following applications and system sizes are recommended:Domestic Hot Water (DHW) :
Both the 20 and 30 Tube System is completely adjustable. Heat Pipes can be removed or re-installed to customize the system for your heating or hot water demand.Radiant Heating :
Because of it’s high efficiency, SOLUS™ is the most practical solar system available.
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