Heating water for use in sinks, showers, baths, dishwashers and washing machines can be a major part of your monthly utility bill. Why not take advantage of the southwest's abundant sunshine and generate your own free energy?
A solar water heating system will save you money immediately, and with incentives, can pay for itself in the first year. After that, the savings are yours to enjoy for many years to come.
Our top-rated solar water heating products are independently certified and eligible for all available rebates and incentives.
They are also easily integrated into your existing system, making installation quick and convenient.
Solene Solar Hot Water Systems
With the newest technology in design and manufacturing, your Solene water heating system from Heliocol West will be trouble-free for years to come.
Solene's Aurora collector panel features the industry's highest ratings, generating more heat than any other collector in its class. Advanced engineering and the highest quality materials combine to produce hot water with all the dependable convenience of a traditional water heater. But unlike traditional water heaters, Aurora is environmentally friendly and non-polluting.
Solene's collectors can be installed by Heliocol West technicians in a variety of systems including:
Direct, or Open Loop - Great for warmer climates, the direct system circulates household water directly through the collectors on the roof. When heated, the water is pumped into a hot water tank for storage.
Indirect, or Closed Loop - More common in cold climates where freezing is likely, an FDA-approved freeze-proof solution is circulated through the collector. This solution, once heated, is pumped into a heat exchanger within your hot water tank where it heats the water stored within.
Drainback - Drainback systems offer fail-safe freeze protection by removing water from the collectors and piping when the system is not actively collecting heat. Each time the pump shuts off, the water in the collectors and exposed pipes is drained into an insulated reservoir tank.
Simple Drainback - The simple drawback system eliminates the need for additional pumps, tanks, piping and hardware, reducing installation time and complexity. Installation requires only four plumbing connections and one sensor connection.
Solahart Solar Water Heating
Solahart solar hot water systems from Heliocol West are a simple, reliable means of generating hot water for your home using free solar energy.
Based on thermosiphon technology, Solahart roof mounted systems use two naturally occurring principles to collect and distribute hot water for household use. First, the dark coating in the collector panel absorbs heat from the sun and, in turn, heats the water within. Because heat rises, the hot water flows to the top of the collector and into the attached storage tank. This hot water displaces the cooler water to the bottom of the collector where the process is repeated. The greater the temperature difference between the fluid in the solar collector panel and the water in the tank, the faster the flow between them.
In warm climates, a Solahart direct, or open loop, system is often used. This system allows the water used within your home to flow through the collector and directly into your home for typical hot water use.
In colder, frost-prone regions, a Solahart indirect, or closed loop, system is recommended. An indirect system fills the collector panel with a freeze-proof fluid. This fluid, when heated by the sun, flows into a jacket around the storage tank to heat the water inside.
Note: Solar water heating systems in Nevada are sold and installed by a licensed, third-party electrician.