Sola Renewables will supply & install the state of the art Energie Thermodynamic Solar Panel System.
- Our Energie Thermodynamic Solar Panel System can provide you with 100% of your domestic hot water, 365 days a year.
- Save money on your water heating bills (immersion, electric shower, oil or gas)
- One Energie panel (80cm x2 metres) will provide a family of up to 6 people with all of their hot water needs. With traditional solar a large amount of panels or tubes is needed to provide similar quantities of water
- The LVP panels weigh only 8kg and roof structures do not need to be reinforced. Conventional solar panels are heavy-weighing anything from 40-300kg
- Dual catchment. Energie Solar Panels absorb heat from both sides unlike traditional panels which only capture radiation on one side
- It does not require back-up from oil or gas to provide you with all your domestic hot water needs
- There is virtually no maintenance required.
- The Energie Solar Panel System can be installed and be operational within one working day.
How does it work?
We don’t get a lot of sun in Ireland so the functionality of traditional solar systems is limited. However the Energie thermodynamic system overcomes this limitation by sourcing heat through solar heat, rainwater and wind convection. Through these means water temperature in the storage tank is raised in a highly efficient and cost effective manner, even when it’s raining and even during the night.
Now for the science bit the Energie Thermodynamic systems are based on the laws of thermodynamics whereby they take advantage of the physical properties of a gas.
The best comparison of the working is the kitchen fridge, which consists of a cold part, a hot part and a small compressor. The cold part is the panel [usually mounted on the roof] and the hot part is the heat exchanger in your cylinder heating your water.
On the Inside of the Energie black panel, there is an environmentally friendly refrigerant (R134A) which has a boiling temperature of -25°C. The panel absorbs the heat from the environment and raises the temperature of the refrigerant.
The refrigerant is then compressed by the compressor which raises the temperature significantly.
The refrigerant is then circulated through the heat exchanger coil in your water tank which in turn transfers the heat to the water in the tank enabling you to have hot water at the turn of a tap.
What are the running costs?
With the only electrical power consumption being the small compressor motor (equivalent to that of a domestic fridge), the system can save you money on your water heating bills. This means that the capital investment can be recouped in a relatively short period of time.