Solar Hot Water Systems

This type of hot water system consists of a water tank and solar collectors and either a gas or electric hot water booster. Depending on the manufacturer, the tank and panels can either both be roof-mounted (close-coupled system) or independently situated (split system). The system provides about 80% of the households hot water needs from the suns rays and will automatically gas or electrically boost the water on overcast days when no solar gain is available.

Solar hot water systems can achieve up to $1470 in STC rebates

Solar hot water systems are generally cheap to run , so you will save on your energy bills, but this could be offset by a high installation cost , so it may take some time to recoup your investment. As an alternative, check out our Heat Pump Hot Water Systems Solar Hot Water

Compare running costs of different types of hot water systems

Rheem Solar Hot Water Systems

SA Hot Water supply all Rheem solar hot water. Types include both roof mounted and ground situated tanks and frost-protected and non-frost protected models.

Apricus Solar Hot Water

SA Hot Water supplies Apricus solar hot water systems with ground mounted tanks and either gas or electric booster options. They are available in 250l, 315l and 400 litre sizes so there is a suitable system size for all households

Apricus Solar

Apricus Solar Hot Water

  • 1-2 Bedrooms: 22 evacuated tube solar collectors with a 250L tank
  • 3-4 Bedrooms: 30 evacuated tube solar collectors with a 315L tank
  • 4+ Bedrooms: 44 evacuated tube solar collectors with a 400L tank
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Apricus solar hot water systems are designed with evacuated tube collectors that passively track the sun for more hours of the day to provide greater solar collection. They are available in 250l, 315l and 400 litre sizes so there is a suitable system size for all households and number of occupants. Apricus solar hot water systems are either gas or electric boosted to provide hot water even when the sun does not shine.

As a guide only, until you speak with SA Hot Water, for an Apricus solar hot water system a broad indication of system sizes are:

  • 1-2 Bedrooms: 22 evacuated tube solar collectors with a 250L tank
  • 3-4 Bedrooms: 30 evacuated tube solar collectors with a 315L tank
  • 4+ Bedrooms: 44 evacuated tube solar collectors with a 400L tank

There are various system options available, with a choice of:

  • boosting options
  • gas (natural or LPG)
  • electric
  • system configurations (thermosiphon or split systems)

A complete solar hot water system usually includes:

  • Solar Collector
  • Hot Water Storage Heater
  • Pump Station
  • Controller
  • Booster (Backup Energy Source)

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Ground Situated Tank

Red Circle Solar Ground Storage Tank

This system comprises an evacuated tube solar array coupled with ground mounted tanks in 200 litre, 300 and 400 litre sizes.

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This system comprises an evacuated tube solar array coupled with ground mounted tanks in 200 litre, 300 and 400 litre sizes.

EVACUATED TUBE HEAT PIPE MANIFOLDS.

Available in 10 tube, 20 tube, 24 tube, and 30 tube manifold options.

Heat pipe manifolds are used to absorb and then transfer heat from the sun into a pressurised storage tank.

STAINLESS STEEL MAINS PRESSURE STORAGE TANKS.

Tanks are available in no coil, single coil or double coil configuration.

Tank sizes available in 200ltr, 300ltr, 400ltr and 500ltr.

Key benefits to the Red Circle Solar stainless steel storage tanks are:

  • Sacrificial anodes come standard.
  • rubber feet to keep tank of the ground to eliminate the bottom of the tank from rusting.
  • 25mm ports to increase application options.
  • 3 x sensor ports.
  • 2.4KW-4.8KW electric element boosting options.
  • 25mm Stainless steel heat exchange coil options.
  • Drain port.
  • Ring main return port.

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Rinnai Solar Hot Water

SA Hot Water are suppliers of the Rinnai Prestige range of Solar hot water systems.These are ground mounted tanks with either evacuated tube or flat plate solar arrays or roof mounted flat panel systems. Gas and electric boosted options available.

Rinnai Prestige, Roof mounted tank

Rinnai Prestige, Close Coupled

Rinnai Prestige Close Coupled Solar Hot Water System. 10 year tank warranty!

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A solar close coupled system is where the storage tank and the solar collectors are coupled together and installed on the roof.

Solar Collectors mounted on the roof absorb the energy from the sun and heat cooler water that flows through pipes just beneath the surface.

This allows us to give Adelaide a refined range of the most highly efficient quality choices available, with our Rinnai Solar Gas Boosters and Rinnai Sunmaster (Electric Boosters)

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Rinnai Prestige, ground tank flat panel system

Rinnai Prestige, Flat Plate Systems

Rinnai Prestige Flat Plate Solar Hot Water Systems. 10 year tank warranty!

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Flat Plate Solar Systems consist of a ground mounted storage tank that is installed separately to the collectors mounted on the roof. A small pump circulates the water from the cylinder through to the collectors to absorb the maximum available solar energy.

Solar Collectors mounted on the roof absorb the energy from the sun and heat cooler water that flows through pipes just beneath the surface.

 

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Rinnai Prestige, ground tank evacuated tube systems

Rinnai Prestige, Evacuated Tube Systems

Rinnai Prestige Evacuated Tube Solar Hot Water System. 10 year tank warranty!

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Evacuated Tube Solar Systems consist of a ground mounted storage tank that is installed separately to the tubes mounted on the roof. A small pump circulates the water from the cylinder through the header across the top of the tubes to absorb the maximum available solar energy.

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Solar hot water systems can achieve up to $1470 in STC rebates

(example : When STC  are trading @ $35 x Energy efficiency of the appliance is 42, $35 x 42 = $1470 )

STC rebates are Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) , more commonly now referred to as an STC, system is the basis of the solar credits program.

A single REC/STC is equivalent to one megawatt hour of electricity generation produced until 2030 (the “deeming period”).

The Renewable Energy Target is supported by an online registry system, called the REC Registry, which facilitates the creation, validation, auditing and transfer of small-scale technology certificates

Once created and validated, these certificates act as a form of currency and can be sold to recoup a portion of the cost of purchasing and installing a hot water heater, or transferred to other individuals and businesses at a negotiated price.

STC s are subject to rise and fall dependant on the market requirements

Learn more about buying and selling small-scale technology certificates.