Solar water heaters are an
environmentally sound way to reduce energy costs and
increase the value of your home. Learn how you can
benefit by harnessing free sunlight.
Smart Solar™ by Energy
Solar water heating is one of the best ways to save
money on your utility bill. You'll
also be doing your part to reduce our dependence on
foreign energy and reduce green house gas emissions.
Energy Kinetics Smart Solar water heating appliance
is a clean, cost-effective solution that uses the
sun's energy to heat your water. The system is
attractive, safe, and reliable and requires minimal
maintenance over its long operational life.
Installation is done by certified professionals and
backed by a 10 year limited collector panel
Smart Solar water heating system uses flat plate
collectors, which are a neutral color and only 3
inches high. On your roof, the system looks just
like a quality skylight. The collectors use a
patented very low flow, freeze protected heat
transfer fluid and high efficiency brazed plate heat
exchangers in the energy pack. System components
feature overheat protection that keeps the collector
temperatures under 250°F when the hot water tank is
fully charged. The result is low system pressures
and no degrading of the heat transfer fluid.
water heating is simple: the sun's free and
renewable energy heats your household water. Solar
thermal water heating can be used for water heating,
space heating, and pool heating. Harnessing this
free solar energy will deliver summertime savings of
85% and winter savings of 35% for a year-round
savings of up to 60% on your utility hot water
•The absorber plate is designed to absorb 94% of the
• Reliable in all climates
• Freeze protected.
• Patented Stagnation Protection** eliminates
• Mounts on sloped or flat roofs, south facing
walls, outbuildings or a ground rack.
• Mounts easily on any standard North American
electric hot water tank which acts as a solar
• Patented Passive Anti-Fouling Protection* ensures
maintenance-free, reliable operation of the heat
Solar Storage Tank
• Stores solar heated water for household use.
• Water stored in the tank is heated by the sun,
• Standard two port North American electric hot
copper tubing in the Smart Solar collector is a
continuous serpentine loop; there are no internal
connection points or brazing points to fail. By
design, the collector is thermally sealed from the
elements so ambient temperature and winds only have
a nominal impact on collector performance. Given the
same solar conditions, the Smart Solar collector
performs as well in the winter as the summer. In
fact, the cold winter ground water increases the
appliances' heat transfer because the temperature
difference is actually higher in winter than summer.
Beyond Solar - Smart Backup
Properly designed and installed solar thermal
systems often provide all the heat and hot water we
need, although sometimes there is not enough
sunlight or the days are too short to meet the
comfort levels desired in homes. This means that the
heat and hot water requirements for homes range from
no load, to intermittent small loads, to full loads.
Matching a back-up heating system that is designed
to fully integrate with the renewable sources is
the ultimate combination of efficiency and renewable
energy, combine System 2000 with natural gas, oil or
propane with Smart Solar by Energy Kinetics. This
system delivers peak efficiency and is ready in an
instant when the sun simply isn’t enough.
if renewable sources like biofuels are not
available, System 2000’s high efficiency integrated
heat and hot water provides a high performance
In fact, due to the very low efficiency of U.S.
electric generation, transmission and distribution,
simply backing up solar hot water with electricity
may end up using more energy and greenhouse gas
emissions than producing fossil fueled hot
water—even without solar! According to the
Department of Energy, “In a typical power plant,
about one-third of the energy contained in the fuel
is converted into electricity, while the remainder
is emitted as waste heat.”1 Additional
distribution losses can be as high as 91/2%, for a
delivered efficiency of far less than 30%. It’s
difficult to make up for these tremendous losses
even with a very efficient solar thermal solution.
1To find out more about electric power
generation, view the
Energy Information Agency (EIA) report.
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