SA Solar 15 tube solar collectorMarch 15, 2018
150 Liter PV SA solar hot water systemJanuary 22, 2020
- 20 Tube Vacuum Tube Heat Pipe Collector
- SA Solar Smart Controller Max Controller (controls pump & element)
- SA Solar Smart Controller DC Circulation Pump
- 10W PV Solar Panel (system is independent of Eskom)
- 4Ah SA Solar Smart Controller Battery
- Conversion Valve (Double Port TP)
- Standard Installation
- Convert Existing Geyser to Solar – 200ℓ
This is the most affordable High Pressure solution. The existing geyser is used as the storage tank, and water is circulated through a Vacuum Tube Heat Pipe Collector during the day.
The circulation is managed by the SA Solar Smart Controller Max control system, which measures the difference in temperature between geyser and collector, and only circulates when the collector is 7 degrees hotter. The SA Solar Smart Controller Max also manages the element to make sure it is used only when absolutely necessary.
The pump is 12V DC pump, powered from a battery which is charged by a Solar Panel to ensure the working of the system independent of Eskom.