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Apricus Solar Hot Water Systems 

Apricus is designed for even the toughest Australian conditions, working efficiently to provide your home with fast and reliable hot water. The evacuated tube collectors are highly efficient lightweight and low maintenance; passively tracking the sun for more hours of the day to provide greater solar collection.  They can withstand hail and frost, and the mounting frames are cyclone rated.

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, they 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. These systems are also eligible for STC's and other renewable incentives. Refer to your local government site for details.

Apricus solar hot water systems are available in a range of sizes with LPG or natural gas boosted or electric boosting to suit all residential or commercial applications. A plumber can usually recommend the best system for your home.

Options:

  • Hot water heater storage – 250L, 315L, 400L

  • Electric or gas booster Apricus Solar Hot water System

  • 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. 

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.Solar hot water system diagram using apricus drawing


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.
  • The heat pipe is made from high-grade copper, with a vacuum pipe that transfers the heat from within the evacuated tube up to the manifold.
  • The 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.
  • The 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.

Solar hot water systems and how they work using a diagram from Apricus

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