Dimplex is adding a high efficiency evacuated tube solar collector to its solar thermal water heating range, giving specifiers even more flexibility when designing systems for any installation.
The new direct flow collectors offer highly efficient generation of hot water for domestic and commercial applications and have been specifically designed to give excellent performance year round in the more challenging northern European climates, delivering excellent transfer of solar energy to heat, thanks to a vacuum incorporated inside the tubes to insulate against heat loss caused by cold, wet and windy weather.
Available in a choice of 20 or 30 tube options, the system is quick and easy to install and can be mounted horizontally, vertically, or on flat roofs and façades. Plug-in tube connection allows for quick installation, easy replacements and standard tube spacing – even with multiple collectors or manifolds. For added ease of installation, the tubes can be rotated once in position to achieve the optimal alignment.
Dimplex’s evacuated tube solar collectors are solar keymark approved, meaning that they will be eligible for the financial incentives available under the Renewable Heat Incentive, available to non-domestic installations from October this year, with domestic installations expected to be eligible from October 2012.
The new evacuated tube collectors come with a ten year guarantee. When combined with Dimplex solar hydraulic packs (containing pump station and controller) and Dimplex EC-Eau solar cylinders, they provide a highly efficient and cost effective renewable energy solution.