Remeha joins the market for solar hot water in homes
Remeha has introduced an indirect solar-thermal water-heating system for homes that can meet up to 55% of the annual demand for domestic hot water and all of it in the Summer. The Sola system comprises insulated flat-plate panels for installing on the roof and a cylinder with a special coil in the bottom to transfer heat from the solar fluid to the water stored in the cylinder. The panels have a sealed low-iron glass cover to improve energy collection from ultra-violet and infra-red light, even on cloudy days.
The solar control station comprises the solar pump and solar collector and is prewired to reduce installation time. It also includes an adjustable flow meter with scale and integral air separator. There is a pictorial display with a simple menu that makes it easy to set up the system. A battery prevents settings being lost in the event of a mains failure.
Sola panels have been designed to work with Heatrae Sadia’s Megaflo Eco Solar hot-water cylinders and are also compatible with the Avanta Plus system and heat-only boilers.
The solar control station can control up to two collector fields. The solar pump is compatible with higher solar temperatures.
The roof panels come with a 10-year warranty, and the solar control station two years.
Remeha offers installers comprehensive training facilities across the UK for the Sola system, and aftercare is provided by the company’s service division.