The Apricus Solar Evacuated Tube Collector is a highly efficient Solar Hot Water Panel that is manufactured in Austria. It is suitable for the Irish climate. The curved tubes allow the Solar Panel to collect energy from the Sun from early morning to late evening. This is known as the Incident Angle Modifier (IAM) and makes the Apricus Solar Collector one of the most efficient products on the market.
The Apricus evacuated tube and heat pipe are assembled in a patented format that is different to any other product on the market. Rather than a centrally located heat pipe with heat transfer fins radiating out to the glass wall, the heat pipe is positioned directly against the glass wall, where the sun strikes. The aluminium heat transfer fin is tightly held against the top inner wall of the evacuated tube and heat pipe with a set of spring clips. This is an important design feature as over time, with exposure to high temperature, the Aluminium will soften. The spring clips gaurantee long term tight contact with the glass wall and heat pipe, which is essential for optimal performance.
- 2 No. ETC 20 Tube Manifold
- 30 No. Heat Pipe Tubes
- 8 No. Hangar Bolt Kit (SLate or Tiled Roof)
- 1 No. Twin Line Pump Station
- 1 No. Expansion Vessel, Bracket & Hose
- 1 No. Solar Controller
- 3 No. Temperature Sensors
- 1 No. Solar Antifreeze
The Apricus range of Solar Evacuated Tubes are registered on the Better Energy Homes Scheme with SEAI making them eligible for a Grant of up to €1200.