Solar Water Heating

By: Sunsource Energy  08-05-2010
Keywords: Plumbing Services, solar water heating, Heat Pumps


SolarTech are Solar Water Heating Specialists.

We @ SolarTech are passionate about our environment and principally committed to the development of a sustainable new low carbon economy by reducing our dependency on increasingly expensive, unsustainable, carbon emitting electricity production.

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Please contact me anytime via phone or e-mail (details below)  should you wish to schedule a free site assessment @ your convenience, to determine the configuration best suited to your individual requirements.

A quality solar hot water system in our local climatic conditions - sized correctly relative to daily consumption – receives sufficient solar energy to autonomously provide all of your every day hot water requirements for upwards of 80% of the year.

When weather conditions are not optimal for solar energy harvesting; The electrical backup needed to “top up” your solar pre-heated water is facilitated by a thermostat & timer controlled, 2 Kw element.

A benchmark guideline for solar geyser system sizing would be around 50 to 60 Lt per person per day.

A “standard” size to consider would be a 200litre system for the average 3/4 person, 2 bathroom home.

The choice then becomes whether to install your geyser Inside or On the roof;

We advocate a close coupled configuration installed ON the roof whenever possible – this maximises the systems efficacy, negates the often needed extra components Like pumps & controllers, minimises the installation costs & is simply the safest place to store any hot water cylinder.  

There is also a choice available on the solar “collector” technologies (Flat Plate vs. Evacuated Tube collectors).

We generally favour the flat plate collectors due to being  more suited to the Highveld’s climatic conditions and have full confidence in their proven efficiency, durability & longevity. A food grade, biodegradable glycol antifreeze solution is employed as the heating agent in all our installations on the Highveld to insure that no frost damage occurs.

Our tanks are specifically designed indirect, double jacket solar tanks, with extra insulation for prolonged heat retention and  long term corrosion resistance (double ceramic lining and twin magnesium anodes).

Lack of preservation accounts for 95% of all geyser failures. To assure you of 15 – 20 years of uninterrupted, efficient solar hot water production , regular maintenance of the system is required.

In this regard; our Solsure maintenance program allows you to fully appreciate the benefits your lifestyle choice has to offer & realise a continuous, incremental return on your investment - long after the initial installation.

SolarTech’s tree planting initiative plants an indigenous tree in the Platbos – Africa’s Southernmost Forest in the Overberg - for every solar geyser installed to offset the carbon footprint of manufacturing our hardware.

By removing upwards of 1.5 tons of CO2 per annum per 100 litre volume we are saving the planet - one geyser @ a time

Thank you kindly for taking an interest in our products & services

Looking forward to your future correspondence

Warm regards



Eskom accredited, SESSA registered suppliers & installers of sabs tested solar water heating systems.

Keywords: Heat Pumps, Plumbing Services, solar geyser specialists, solar panel, solar water heating

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