These three videos will show you a lot of information about building and installing a system for yourself.
The videos show installing the tubes, building the frames and custom racking and takes you though how a system can be set up for heating a 200 gallon tank.
The evacuated tubes are easy to install and this video shows you how to do it for yourself.
The operation of the Solarbloc Solar Pump Station. Navigating the menu on the Solarbloc.
The solarbloc can use a number of layouts for different solar hot water systems. This article will explain how the pump station works and give you some idea on how to design your system.
A picture slide show showing an installation sequence for the solar water heating system including building of a custom frame for a metal standing room using S5 clamps.
The solar pump station used in this system is a Solarbloc solar pump station. Its a compact pump this includes a lot of built in features to help simplify the solar water heating system. The video will show you how to navigate through the menu of the pump and how it is set up.
To help you understand what the solar bloc pump station can do we put this presentation together to help explain the layout. The pump can be used in a few different layouts to heat solar swimming pools, solar domestic hot water systems, solar space heating and a variety of different systems.
This sequence of images will open in a new window and show you a picture slide show showing an installation sequence for the solar water heating system including building of a custom frame for a metal standing room using S5 clamps.
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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....
Latitude51 Solar Heating System are distributed across Canada ,USA, Mexico and Caribbean. We are a North American Distributor for solar water heating equipment. By eliminating the traditional wholesale distributors, we sell direct to contractors and home owners across North America so they can buy our solar at affordable prices. We are forever expanding our network of distribution locations around Canada and USA. If you would like to join our team then call us at 1 (800) 317-9054