Passive Solar Water Heater Ratings part 5, A Repairman Reviews The Brands...

Passive solar water heater ratings part 5 continues our expert and unbiased reviews with a look at the Kamal, Kelvinator, Kloben, Kombi, Kotak, Kraft, Lamborghini, Lee, and Megasun brands.

BRAND----------------LOOP--------BATCH

KAMAL-----------------NA-------------<1*

This brand is made and sold in India. The units feature a stainless steel inner tank for durability and a backup electric heater controlled by thermostat. The manufacturer's website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy. kamalsolar.com

KELVINATOR-----------NA--------------2*

These systems are available in a variety of packages with either flat plate or evacuated tube collectors. The brand is made by Electrolux and is sold in Australia but their website is not much help. kelvinator.com.au

KLOBEN----------------NA--------------2*

This brand is made in Italy and is available internationally. The "Evo" models use heat pipe technology for efficient operation and the systems have a good guarantee. kloben.it

KOMBI-----------------NA-------------<1* 

These water heaters are made in Greece by THERMODYNAMIKI and are sold throughout Europe. They offer eight sizes of basic batch systems but their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for their products. kombi.gr

KOTAK-----------------NA------------<1*

This brand is made and sold in India. The SunMAxx range is available in three sizes (125, 200, 300 liter/day) and use the more efficient evacuated tube collectors. The units have a stainless steel tank for durability and offer a backup electrical heater for those cloudy days. The manufacturer's website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy. kotakurja.com

KRAFT------------------NA------------<1*

These water heaters are made and sold in India. They offer four sizes of units but their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for the units.kraftworksolar.com

LAMBORGHINI-----------NA------------<1*

These units are available in Europe. They feature a 135 liter capacity but do not have a backup heater. They require a magnesium anode for corrosion protection. The manufacturer's website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy. lamborghinicalor.it

LEE------------------NA-----------<1*

This brand is made and sold in India. They feature the more efficient evacuated tube collectors and a stainless steel tank for durability. The units have a backup electrical heater for those cloudy days and a sacrificial anode in the tank to protect your investment. The manufacturer's website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy. leetechnoinc.com

MEGASUN------------1*------------NA

These water heaters are made by HELIOAKMI S.A. and are sold worldwide. They use basic tank technology with anode rods for corrosion protection and flat plate solar collectors. Their website does not have a stated guarantee on their products. helioakmi.com

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