Solar Hot Water Systems
We sell, install a range of quality Evacuated Tube Solar Hot Water Systems and Flat Panel solar water systems. We have carefully selected systems based on performance, reliability and durability.
Solar hot water systems generally fall into two categories: Evacuated Tube & Flat Panel solar hot water systems
Evacuated Tube Collectors consist of a series of long glass vaccum sealed cylindrical tubes that contain a copper heat pipe that transfers heat into a manifold at the top of the collector.
Flat Plate Collectors consist of a blackened metal absorber plate within a glazed and insulated metal box (flat-plate collector). Pipes attached to the absorber plate carry liquid that is heated by the sun. In a direct heating system, water is heated as it circulates through the flat, glazed panels. In indirect systems, the sun’s energy heats a glycol fluid that cannot freeze, which, in turn, heats the water in the tank.
Evacuated Tube Solar Hot Water Systems
Solar hot water systems in Australia generally fall into two categories: Flat panel systems and Evacuated tube systems.
Key benefits of Evacuated Tube Solar Hot Water technology
1. More efficient than flat plate systems
Evacuated Tube Systems harvest more of the sun's energy than flat plate systems throughout the day. Even in colder winter months, evacuated tube systems work very efficiently, helping to minimise reliance on gas or electric boosting. Evacuated tube systems have even been proven to work in the extreme conditions of Antarctica. Read more
Flat panel systems generally require anti-freeze or glycols to stop them from frosting up in winter. Evacuated Tubes are vacuum sealed, meaning the cold can't penetrate into the tube, so frost protection is taken care of without the need for any extra chemicals.
System configurations are defined by what type of backup system they utilise. As a rule, systems that employ a gas fired backup system (either gas storage or instantaneous) will operate more efficiently and cost less to run.
Flat Panel Solar Hot Water Systems
In situations that require a close-coupled or flat plate solar hot water solution, EnviroGroup recommends and installs Edwards systems.
There’s been a lot of advances in solar technology since Edwards Solar Hot Water commenced manufacturing water heaters in Australia in 1963. Today, an international organisation, Edwards Solar Hot Water has progressed to be a leader in producing hot water systems for both domestic and commercial purposes using solar technology to meet any client requirements.
Generally, where there’s sunshine you’ll find an Edwards stainless steel solar hot water system hard at work – in Asia, the Pacific, in the Americas, Europe, Africa and the Middle East – gaining a world wide reputation for excellent value for money and the latest in engineering design.
With the financial, engineering and technical resources of Edwards Solar Hot Water and a commitment to quality, innovation, after sales service and extensive warranty; Edwards Solar Hot Water has become a major force in solar hot water around the world.
Edwards Frost Resistant Systems
Please contact us on 1300 30 58 33 for more information or for a free onsite solar assessment.
To learn more about Edwards visit www.edwards.com.au