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SOLAR HOT WATER


Utilising evacuated tube technology, the Apricus solar hot water system outperforms flat-plate solar and carries the longest warranties available in the market. Working in partnership with respected industry suppliers, we ensure only the highest quality products are included in an Apricus solar hot water system. Our complete system package, includes a collector, pump, controller and storage tank. Each component is tried and tested to give our consumers the comfort of knowing their Apricus solar hot water system is not only reliable but an investment that will endure for generations.

Evacuated Tube Collector

Evacuated Tube Collector
The Apricus solar hot water evacuated tube technology is a highly efficient, reliable solution suitable for the diverse conditions of the Australian climate.

Excellent Cold Weather performance

Apricus collectors
Apricus solar hot water collectors can perform well even in freezing conditions thanks to thick glass wool insulation and the vacuum insulated evacuated tubes. These collectors even work efficiently in minus 40 degree conditions in Canada. This is in contrast to flat plate collectors that perform poorly in cold conditions.

Storage Tanks

Storage Tank
Choose from Glass Lined or Stainless Steel storage tanks.

Glass Lined Storage Tanks

The glass lined storage tanks used in the Apricus solar hot water systems are made from vitreous enamel with a sacrificial anode. The option of bottom or mid element means flexibility around your hot water usage. These tanks are available in 250Ltr, 315Ltr and 400Ltr in both electric and gas.

Stainless Steel Storage Tanks

The Everlast stainless steel storage tanks used in the Apricus solar hot water systems provide a natural barrier to corrosion & rust and have excellent performance in areas with hard water. The tanks are made of UV stabilised, high impact resistant Polyethlene with MEPS standard insulation. These tanks are available in 160Ltr, 250Ltr and 315Ltr in both electric and gas.

Solar Controller

Solar Controller
Apricus offers the highest quality of solar controller to provide reliable control of your hot water system. The controller is not only easy to use, it is simple to programme and install. It measures the water temperature in two different places in the system to ensure the water is turned on at the optimum time. Additional desirability of this controller is the frost protection and smart control of the hot water booster element for dramatically improved energy efficiency.

How does it work?

How does it work?
Step 1. Solar Absorption

Solar radiation is absorbed by the evacuated tubes and converted into heat.

Step 2. Solar Heat Transfer

Heat pipes conduct the heat from within the solar tube up to the header

Step 3. Solar Energy Storage

Water is circulated through the header via intermittent pump cycling. Each time the water circulates through the header the temperature is raised by a small amount. Throughout the day, the water in the storage tank is gradually heated. The temperature the water in the tank will reach will depend upon the amount of solar radiation, the size of the tank and the hot water usage throughout the day.


Electric Systems

If no gas supply is available, an Apricus electric boosted solar hot water system is the ideal choice.

Water in the storage tank is heated by the Apricus solar collector with backup boosting as required by an off-peak element in the tank.

The complete Apricus solar hot water system includes:

 

  • Manifold, Evacuated Tubes and Heat Pipes
  • Standard pitch frame. (Optional frames are available for a flat or low pitched roof.)
  • Circulating Pump
  • Solar Controller
  • Stainless Steel or Vitreous Enamel water storage tank.
  • Tempering Valve

Electric System

Gas Systems

In areas where natural gas or LPG bottle gas is available the Apricus gas boosted solar hot water system is an extremely efficient choice.

The solar collector heats the water in the tank. If the water requires some additional heating the booster heats the water to the required temperature. The gas booster only heats water when required, therefore saving you money through reduced gas consumption.

The complete Apricus solar hot water system includes:

  • Manifold, Evacuated Tubes and Heat Pipes
  • Standard pitch frame. (Optional frames are available for a flat or low pitched roof.)
  • Circulating Pump
  • Solar Controller
  • Steel or Vitreous Enamel water storage tank.
  • Gas Booster
  • Tempering Valve

 

WarrantyGas system

The Apricus solar hot water system has the following warranties.


Component Warranty Coverage
Manifold and Mounting Frame Parts: 15 years
Labour: 1 year
Evacuated Tubes and Heat Pipes Parts: 15 years
Labour: 1 year
Solastat Controller and sensor leads Parts & Labour: 1 year
3 Speed Circulation Pump Parts: 2 year
Labour: 1 year
Tempering Valve Parts: 5 years
Labour 1 year
Stainless Steel Tank Parts: NSW 15 years on cylinder only - This may differ in other states.
Labour: 1 year
Glass Lined Tank Parts: 7 years on cylinder only
Labour: 1 year
Bosch Highflow Gas Booster Parts & Labour: 3 years
Parts: 10 years on heat exchanger
Rinnai Gas Booster Parts & Labour: 3 year
Thermostat and/or Element Parts & Labour: 1 Year