- Cold water is circulated by the pump station to the solar collector.
- Once the water is heated by the sun, it returns to the tank and is stored for later use.
- A gas booster ensures the water is delivered to the home at a usable temperature even during the cooler months.
Split Systems have the storage cylinder located on the ground and the solar collectors located on the roof.
There are two types of Split Systems, Flat Panel and Evacuated Tube. Split systems use a solar controller and pump to transfer cold water from the tank to the solar collectors to be heated and returned to the middle or top of the tank.
The solar controller compares the temperature of the water in the solar collector to that in the tank. When the collector is hotter than the tank the pump is switched on, transferring the solar heated water to the tank.
These systems are eligible for Government Rebates and Incentives. Find out more