Featured U-Pipe Evacuated Tube Solar Collectors
Frequently Asked Questions
Check out our great FAQs and Answers for our U-Pipe Evacuated Tube Solar Collectors below:
What Is the Difference Between U-Pipe Vacuum Direct Flow Solar Collectors and Evacuated Tube Solar Collectors?
Vacuum Direct Flow Solar Collectors are generally less expensive than the Evacuated Tube Solar Collectors, but they are still designed to provide outstanding performance, efficiency and cost-effectiveness. Another difference is that Direct Flow Collectors can be mounted vertically against a wall while the Evacuated Tube Collectors can only be mounted with a maximum tilt angle of 75 degrees. Additionally, Direct Flow Collectors work a little differently (check out the Learning Center for more information to see how it works!)
What Are Some Of The Applications Of This Kind Of System?
The Vacuum Direct Flow Solar Collectors can be used for a wide range of heating purposes:
- Domestic hot water
- Radiant space heating
- Pool and spa heating
- Residential hot water applications
- Commercial hot water applications
- Industrial hot water applications
- Municipal hot water applications
Category How-To Guides
Check out our great DIY and How-To Guides for our U-Pipe Evacuated Tube Solar Collectors below:
How To Size Your Solar Hot Water System:
On average a home requires approximately 20 gallons of hot water per day per person. Using this figure you can calculate which size prepackaged system is suitable for your heating requirements.
If you are looking to utilize a solar hot water heating system for space heating needs please contact our solar hot water sales department so we may provide you with an accurate assessment of your heating requirements. Typically we are able to offset between 40-80% of your home heating needs with a payback period of less than 8 years.
How To Order:
If you are confident with your solar hot water heating requirements you can place your order online by clicking on the add to cart button which is located above. All orders are reviewed by our solar hot water heating department and contacted to ensure that you have ordered the correct merchandise for your application. In the event you have any questions our sales team is available from 8:30AM to 7:30PM EST.
Silicon Solar Inc ships products internationally please ask your sales representative for a shipping rate to your destination.
How To Assemble:
Follow our easy to use Vacuum Direct Flow Installation Guide. See below.
For system integration it is highly recommended that a certified SunMaxx Dealer or professional installer is contacted prior to installation. Silicon Solar has a vast growing network of dealers and installers. Please contact us for one near you.
How To Install System:
DIY*: If a DIY’er is not experienced in solar hot water it is recommended the following:
- Tom Lane Lessons Learned
- Use your own local installer or resources
- Sign up for a SunMaxx Dealer/Installer Certification Course!
Note: Although thousands can be saved on purchasing direct, an ill designed system will not perform optimally. (Silicon Solar is not responsible for improperly installed systems)
A certified SunMaxx Installer will provide the following:
- System Design
- System Troubleshooting
- System Service
- On site communication and other benefits.
- Extended 10 Year Warranty
*Most Installers will require a site survey fee redeemable upon completion of purchased installation.
Silicon Solar Inc has a growing network of solar hot water dealers and installers. If you are interested in having your solar hot water heating system installed for you please call us today to schedule a site survey in your area. If you are interested in signing up to become a dealer please do not hesitate to fill out our online dealer application form.
Category Learning Guide
Check out our great Information & Learning Guides for our U-Pipe Evacuated Tube Solar Collectors below:
How Do Vacuum Direct Flow Solar Collectors Work?
Vacuum Direct Flow Collectors capture energy from the sun and transfer it to raise the temperature of the fluid running through the tubes. Instead of using convection to raise the fluid, this kind of system uses pumps to pump the fluid through the tubes. Watch the short video below for more information.
Video: Information About Installed U-Pipe Collector System
Additional & Related Resources
Check out our great Documents & Additional Resources for our U-Pipe Evacuated Tube Solar Collectors below:
- Silicon Solar Company Information Brochure
- SunMaxx Company Information Brochure
- Solar How-To & Troubleshooting Videos
- Interested In Solar Hot Water? Check Out Our Solar Hot Water Training Videos
- Solar Hot Water Information & Learning Guide
U-Pipe, or Direct Flow Evacuated Tubes have several significant advantages over other popular evacuated tube models. First, they are smaller – their lower footprint allows for an increased number of collectors in a smaller area. Additionally, direct flow evacuated tube collectors can be installed directly vertical (for instance, on the side of building) or completely flat against a flat roof.
These space-saving features, coupled with the high efficiency and affordable pricing of the ThermoPower-VDF line of direct flow evacuated tubes makes them a perfect choice for residential, commercial, military and municipal solar hot water and heating systems.
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