Apricus Solar Hot Water Systems
Solar water heaters use the solar energy from the UV rays to generate heat, which can then be used to heat water for your household. Depending on the climate in your area, Solar Hot Water heating systems can provide up to 90% of your hot water using renewable energy, reducing your reliance on fossil fuels.
Enjoy Sustainable Savings
You can save money and reduce your household’s impact on the environment by installing an ultra efficient, evacuated tube solar hot water system from Apricus.
Apricus is Latin for ‘delighting in sunshine’ and our solar evacuated tube collectors, designed for even the toughest Australian conditions, do exactly that. They passively track the sun for more hours of the day to provide greater solar collection. The evacuated tube collectors are highly efficient lightweight and low maintenance. They can withstand hail and frost and the mounting frames are cyclone rated.
Apricus solar hot water systems for homes are available in a range of sizes and gas, LPG natural gas boosted or electric boosting solutions. A plumber will recommend the best system for your home.
Hot water heater storage – 250L, 315L, 400L
Electric or gas booster
Evacuated tube solar collectors – 22, 30 or 44 tube configurations
ELECTRIC Boosted Evacuated Tube Solar Hot Water System
A cost effective, Apricus Evacuated Tube Solar electric boosted hot water systems harness the sun’s energy to heat your water with the highly efficient solar collectors.
You also have the confidence of an electric storage tank to provide back up if needed.
You can rest assured you will have reliable hot water, 24/7, and you’ll also reduce your hot water heating bills.
GAS Boosted Evacuated Tube Solar Hot Water System
Evacuated Tube Solar gas boosted hot water heating systems are an efficient and reliable supply of hot water by harnessing the sun’s energy.
You’ll have peace of mind knowing you have reliable hot water, 24/7 and you’ll also reduce your hot water heating bills.
How does it work?
- Evacuated Tubes absorbs solar energy and converts it to usable heat. A vacuum between the two glass layers insulates against heat loss. The Heat Transfer Fin helps to transfer heat to the Heat Pipe. The silicon rubber caps at the end of the tube protect the tube and are UV resistant.
- Heat Pipe is made from copper, with a vacuum pipe that transfers the heat from within the evacuated tube up to the manifold.
- Manifold is a insulated box containing the copper header pipe. The header is a pair of contoured copper pipes with dry connect sockets that the heat pipes plug into. The manifold casing is made of a strong but lightweight aluminium alloy that is folded to form a strong protective enclosure. The casing is finished with matte black PVDF coating that is UV stabilised for long- term colour fastness. Glass wool insulation is “baked like a cake” to form a complete structural shell around the header pipe. This design minimises the amount of metal used in the casing, reducing embodied CO2, and making it very lightweight. The lightness of the manifold box is a feature that installers value when carrying onto the roof.
- Mounting frame is a strong and easy to install with a range of attachment options. Our manifold is significantly stronger than competitor products with high tensile anodized aluminium mounting frame and 316 (marine grade) stainless steel fasteners and hardware. Only two of new front tracks are required even in high wind load regions.