Apricus Solar Hot Water
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Apricus solar hot water systems
The Apricus solar collector converts the sun’s energy into HEAT,quite different to photovoltaic (PV) solar panels, which convert the sun’s energy into ELECTRICITY.
Step 1. The evacuated tubes absorb the sun’s energy and convert it to useable heat.
Step 2. The heat inside the evacuated tube, is carried via copper heat pipes to the insulated manifold, this contains a copper heat exchanger.
Step 3. An electronic controller measures the temperature of water in the manifold and compares it to the water in the bottom of the storage tank. If the manifold temperature is higher, the controller switches on a circulation pump which brings the solar heated water back down to the storage tank.
Step 4. Throughout the day, the controller switches the pump on and off to continuously heat water in the storage tank.
Electric Boosted Systems
If your system is electric boosted, when the electric element is activated it will heat up all the water above the element to 60°C (or the thermostat setting). This heating can take as long as 3-4 hours if the tank is cold.
Gas Boosted Systems
The gas booster used on the Apricus system, allows water to bypass the booster if higher than 70°C, this prevents gas from being wasted trying to keep the entire storage tank hot. If the water is less than 70°C the gas booster fires up for heating.
- 1 year parts and labor
- 10 Years on Cylinder – Glass Lined
- 15 Years on Cylinder – Stainless Steel
- 15 Years – Evacuated Tubes & Heat Pipes