Solar thermal panel is flexible and easy to install

MHS Boilers, renewable heat, Solar thermal, DHW

MHS Boilers has introduced a flat-panel solar-thermal collector that can be installed in the roof, on the roof or in a frame. The Solartron S2.5 from Elco has been designed to be very easy to install using only a cordless screwdriver, hammer and tape measure. These panels are available as horizontal and vertical hydraulically optimised versions, and each orientation is supplied with matching mounting systems and roof flashings. Collector fields can be created from multiple panels.

The full-surface copper absorber and highly selective coating makes these panels highly efficient. The 10 mm-thick absorber pipes are ultrasonically welded to the absorber in a wave-style layout to ensure outstanding thermal contact and optimum heat transfer from the absorber to the conductor fluid.

To maintain constant temperatures and minimise heat loss, the collector is vacuum packed with depleted mineral-wool insulation.

These panels weigh 50 kg and have integrated carrying handles. Carrying straps can be screwed to the sides of a collector so it can be lifted using a crane hook.

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