HP200 vacuum tube solar collectors
Solar Thermal Vacuum Tube Systems
Solar thermal technology transforms direct and diffuse solar radiation into useful heat using a solar collector. Each Thermomax collector consists of a highly insulated water manifold and a row of tubes. The vacuum inside each tube provides perfect insulation and therefore, protects the system from outside influences, such as cold and windy weather or high humidity. This vacuum insulation also ensures that the energy collected from the sun is very efficiently and effectively transferred into usable heat as there is minimal heat loss.
The unique ‘plug and play’ design of Thermomax HP200 and DF100 solar thermal collectors makes installation quick and easy. There is no need for heavy lifting equipment as tubes can be carried onto the roof individually. The collector is fixed to the roof by easy-fit roof brackets, which are simply fixed to the rafter. The design of the Varisol product offers significant benefits to the installer. Quick and easy to install, Varisol allows individual tubes to be simply ‘clicked’ together to create solar collectors of varying sizes and cover area that couldn’t normally be covered using standard manifolds, e.g. around windows or sky lights.
A Positive Environmental Impact
Burning fossil fuels produces vast quantities of carbon dioxide, a major contributor to global warming. The average household with a Thermomax system installed can expect to generate approximately
1,836 kWh/year with zero emissions. The diagram below illustrates the amount of CO2 produced by oil, gas and electricity to generate the equivalent 1,836 kWh.
Heat Pipe Collectors HP200
Unique Feature - Temperature Limitation Device
This premium product is suitable for when the ideal installation position on the building is achievable.
HP200 is a ‘Dry System’ recommended for domestic use, ideal for Northern European climates. The dry connection between manifold and tube means tubes can be easily fitted and replaced, without the need to drain down the system.
• Highly efficient – super fast heat transfer
• Temperature limitation safety device
• Ease of installation and maintenance
• The system consists of two separate circuits: one in each
individual tube inside the heat pipe and one through the
manifold into the hot water tank
• ‘Plug and play’ design
Temperature Limitation Devices
All HP200 series collectors contain a unique temperature limitation safety device for system protection; there are 2 types:
Memory spring to limit temperature to 95˚C, ideal for domestic installations.
Snap disk to limit temperature to 135˚C, ideal for commercial installations.
New improved snap disk
• Over 3.5% more efficient than before
– now up to 81% optical efficiency
• More robust
• More reliable