How hot does the water get?
The solar system brings the water temperature to 55°C before it switches off
Can the Energie System heat my swimming pool?
Yes! This is a popular application and is great to extend the useage time of your pool
How much does an Energie solar water heating system cost?
This depends on the type and size of the system you require and the type of building. We provide a free, no obligation survey and quote and will design a system to suit your needs.
What refrigerant is used in the solar panel?
Two types of gas are used: the hot water system uses R134A and the central heating and swimming pool heating system use 407C. Both are non-toxic and environmentally friendly.
How far can the solar panel be positioned from the heat exchanger?
A maximum of 15m vertically and/or 30m horizontally
How long does it take to install a solar hot water system?
A domestic hot water system can normally be installed in a day
Do the solar panels rust?
The panels are made from aluminium so corrosion is not an issue
What is the energy consumption of running the compressor?
It depends on the system, but all systems consume very little electrical power in comparison with the heat generated. The Eco 250 uses 390w of electrical power but delivers 1690w of heat (a COP of 4.33 to 1). Larger systems give even better results!
What warranties does the Energie system come with?
Ten years on the panels, five years on the cylinders and 2 years on the heat exchanger
Can the solar panels be painted?
Yes, but ideally in dark colours
Will I have hot water when there is no sun?
Yes! The system works on differential temperature – the difference between the very cold refrigerant liquid in the panel and the warm air surrounding the panel. So it even works at night! Click here to read the full explanation
How much does it cost to run a solar water heating system?
That depends on how much hot water you use! The Energie domestic hot water system can supply all your hot water. If you heat your water with electricity it will save you about 80% of your cost. So for every $1 you spend on hot water now, using our system will only cost 20cents.
What is the payback period on a solar water heating system?
That depends on the size of the system, the complexity of your installation and your hot water usage. However, a 250lt system (suitable for a family of 4) installed in a new build property should save enough money to pay for the system in about 5 years
How long does the Energie System last?
The expected life of the system is a minimum of 25 years
How many solar panels do I need to provide hot water for a family of 4?
For a family of four an Eco 250 (250lt cylinder) system is used to produce all the hot water with just one panel.
What size is the solar panel?
Each panel measures 200 x 80cm
How much does a solar panel weigh?
The panels are lightweight, weighing only 8kg each.
Do the solar panels have to go on the roof?
No, they can hang vertically on your wall or balcony or even go on the ground
Do the solar panels have to face north?
No, they will also work facing east or west
Can the solar system be used to centrally heat my home?
Yes! This is one of the main applications
Does the solar system require maintenance?
No, virtually nothing