Part of the process of installing the system is to make sure there is no airlock in the pipes between the pump and the solar collector. If you get an airlock or a blockage it means the fluid cannot flow round the system correctly and the fluid (water and glycol) will sit in the collectors heating up until it boils. Once the airlock is removed the system works perfectly. This video is just to show you can boil water with an evacuated tube solar collector.
Please note, in the video, only half the tubes are installed in the system while it was being installed and also this was taken in December 2010 when the outside temperature was ZERO Degrees C.
Evacuated tube collectors are largely unaffected by the outside temperature. They will still boil water when the temperature is well below freezing.
This is why evacuated tube collectors work so well in cold and cloudy climates. While the sun is hot you want to capture as much heat as possible to store it so you can use the solar hot water when the sun goes down or you get a few cloudy days when the heat output will be lower.
Solar Thermal in the News
123ZeroEnergy in conjunction with Northern Lights Solar Solutions supplies the Enmax conservatory located in Calgary, AB Canada with 16 high performance solar vacuum tube collectors. The Sun Rain solar evacuated tubes are considered to be one the highest performing collectors made in the world.
Northern Lights Solar Solutions (NLSS) has completed a partnership deal with Canadian based Latitude 51 Solar. This partnership will allow Latitude 51 to continue its Canadian distribution of the Northern Lights Solar Thermal products.
All solar collectors, evacuated tubes, flat plate collectors and un-glazed pool heaters have different efficiencies. This is why no one can say Evacuated tubes are always better than flat plate collectors. It depends on their application.
Calculating collector efficiency is complicated...
A solar tank is a critical part of your solar hot water system. The type and size of solar tank you need is often a poorly understood part of a system, mainly because there are so many variables to it.
Many systems installed by companies often attached a small box of tricks to the side...
If you are looking to install a solar water heating system you are most likely wanting to know how the grants work and what you need to get them.
Explaining what the new F379 is and what it does for you. This will give you some valuable information...
One 30 tube panel should be sufficient for a house with 3 people (aprox 10 tubes per person, should provide 30% to 60% of the total yearly hot water. This will be aprox 100% in the summer and 30% or less in the winter.
The 30 tube panel is suggested with cylinders up to 260 liters...
When you insulate the pipe work to and from the collector. Make sure you use insulation that will resist the high temperatures. The pipe work can reach very high temperatures and normal insulation is likely to melt. The flexible stainless steel pipe comes pre insulated with high temperature insulation....
Very little maintenance is required for solar water heating systems. You should occasionally check the system pressure, to make sure there has been no water loss, and to check for any air in the system. The only other requirement is to ensure that there is an electricity supply connected at all times,...
In Canada because of the huge demands for winter heating, solar heating can be very costly. that's not to say it cant be done, just don't expect it to cost less than a $1000 gas furnace or normal natural gas hot water boiler!
It really all depends where you live. Obviously heating a garage in Vancouver is much easier than in Alberta....
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