Passive Solar Water Heater Ratings part 6, A Repairman Reviews The Brands...

Passive solar water heater ratings part 6 continues our expert and unbiased reviews with a look at the Micoe, Nippon, Nobel, Omega, Pecol, Progressivtube, Racold, Sakura, Sidite, and Sile brands.

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

MICOE---------------NA-----------<1*

This brand offers units with evacuated tube collectors in a variety of models. They are made in China and sold worldwide but their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee. micoe.com

NIPPON-------------1*------------<1*

These water heaters feature durable stainless steel tanks and efficient evacuated tube collectors. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy. nippon.bg

NOBEL---------------NA-----------<1*

This brand is made in Greece and offers a variety of models. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy. nobel.gr

OMEGA--------------NA-----------<1*

These units feature a stainless steel tank for durability and evacuated tube collectors for efficiency. You can purchase the systems online directly from the manufacturer but their guarantee is not very good. omega2000group.com

PECOL---------------NA-----------<1*

These water heaters are made in Malaysia but only offers one size of unit. Their website is not much help and the warranty is not very good when compared to other brands. pecol.com.my

PROGRESSIVTUBE----5*------------NA

This brand is from THERMAL CONVERSION TECHNOLOGY and is available in the U.S. The systems consist of an all copper collector/storage tank for durability. They are backed by a very good warranty. tctsolar.com

RACOLD-------------NA-----------<1*

This brand is a part of ARISTON THERMO GROUP and is made and sold in India. The ALPHA systems use efficient evacuated tube collectors while the omega series uses flat plates. The guarantee on teh systems is not very good when compared to other brands. racold.com

SAKURA-------------1*-----------<1*

This brand is made in China. The systems use evacuated tube collectors for higher efficiencies. They offer a wide range of sizes in batch systems but the loop systems are only available in 400 or 500 liter sizes. The manufacturer's website is very little help and does not have a stated warranty policy. sakura-aircon.com

SIDITE--------------1*-----------<1*

These units are made in China. They offer both basic flat plate collectors as well as the more efficient evacuated tube collectors. They also use stainless steel in the construction of the storage tank for durability. The manufacturer's website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy. sidite-solar.com

SILE-----------------NA--------------<1*

This brand offers two sizes of systems. They have backup electric heating elements but use basic enameled tank technology. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for their products. sile.it

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