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Solar Hot Water

Solar hot water systems use energy from the sun to heat your water, reducing your energy bill . 

25%* of the energy used in your home is used to heat water

How much will I save??
Installing a solar hot water system can provide up to 65% of your hot water for free using the sun's heat. The average family of four switching from an old electric to a new solar hot water system will save around $500 a year. This varies from home to home of course depending on use and orientation of the house in relation to the sun among other things. And whatever saving you make is dramatically rising each year as energy prices rise.
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There is no better time than now to upgrade your electric water heater to a solar hot water system.

The Australian Government. is in the process of phasing out inefficient electric systems.  So make the change now to avoid problems down the track when it is old & no longer working. Make the switch to solar hot water.
Rebates are still available for certian households ring now to see if you qualify especially.
These will not last forever!

We at the Powerhouse Shop are solar hot water system experts. We have all the information you need to reduce your household water heating consumption.
 And you'll also save about 3-4 tonnes a year of carbon dioxide.

We have a system to suit your home.  

Apricus Products
As a result of their continuous research and development, the Apricus solar hot water system is a major industry leader.  Utilising evacuated tube technology, the Apricus system carries the longest warranties available in the market. Working in tandem with solarHW1respected industry suppliers, they ensure only the highest quality products are included in an Apricus solar hot water system. The complete system package includes a collector, controller, pump, and storage tank. Each component is tried and tested to give you the consumer the knowledge their system is not only reliable but an investment that will endure for generations.

Evacuated ttubeube technology enables solar energy to be absorbed and converted into heat for water heating. The Apricus collectors use a “twin-glass tube” due to its efficiency and excellent reliability. Each evacuated tube consists of two glass tubes made from exceptionally strong borosilicate glass. The outer tube is transparent allowing light rays to pass through with minimal reflection. The inner tube is coated with a special selective coating (AI-N/AI) which features excellent solar radiation absorption and minimal reflection properties. The top of the two tubes are bonded together and the air contained in the space between is pumped out while exposing the tube to high temperatures. This “evacuation” of the gasses forms a vacuum, which is an important factor in the performance of the evacuated tubes.


Aquamax Productsflat
With their award winning gas and electric boosted solar systems, Aquamax Solar Hot Water Systems can harness the power of the sun. Available in a wide range of tank and solar panel configurations. Aquamax water heaters deliver significant saving to your wallet and the environment whilst still providing energy efficient mains pressure hot water.

The common solar hot water system problems with boiling and freezing in extreme temperatures have been significantly reduced by the combination of an Aquamax computerised Solar Controller with a pump circulator and frost valve protection.example
Flat panel collectors are the most common in Australia and generally consist of copper riser pipes connected top and bottom with header pipes. These pipes are either attached with clips and heat-conducting paste or soldered to the collector plate. The tubes and plate are fitted in a casing with insulation material behind a low-iron tempered glass which is quite strong and reflects less of the incoming energy. Water runs through the copper pipes and is heated, which is then transferred to the tank. Most collector panels are generally one metre wide by two metres high, but can vary slightly.

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