Passive Solar Water Heater Ratings part 8, A Repairman Reviews The Brands...

Passive solar water heater ratings part 8 continues our expert and unbiased reviews with a look at the Sunflower, Sunflare, Sunmaxx, Sun Ray, Sunscan, Sunsiphon, Sunstar, Sunstorm, and Sunsystem brands.

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

SUNFLOWER--------NA-----------<1*

This brand is made in China. The SPA-SS models feature vacuum tube collectors and a stainless steel tank. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for their products. sunflower-solar.com

SUNFLARE------------NA-----------<1*

These units are made and sold in India by NAVKARSOL. The units use the less efficient flat plate collectors but have a durable copper storage tank. They have a backup electrical heater for those cloudy days. The manufacturer's website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy. navkarsol.com

SUNMAXX------------NA-----------<1*

This brand is sold in the U.S. through authorized dealers. The TS SERIES units have an 80 gallon capacity. sunmaxxsolar.com

SUN RAY-------------NA-----------<1* 

These units are made and sold in India. The brand is a part of KALTHIA GROUP and offers both evacuated tube and flat plate collectors. The manufacturer's website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy. sunray.co.in

SUNSCAN------------NA-----------<1*

This brand is available through dealers in South Africa. The SunStream models are available in either 150 or 200 liter sizes and use standard flat plate collectors while the SUNSEEKER models use evacuated tubes. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for their products. sunscan.co.za

SUNSIPHON----------NA-----------<1*

These units are made through a partnership of EDWARD'S ENERGY SYSTEMS and SUNEARTH. They feature a stainless steel tank for a long life and have a backup auxiliary electric heating element. The website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy. sunearthinc.com

SUNSTAR-----------2*--------------<1*

This brand is made in China by CHANGZHOUS BLUECLEAN SOLAR ENERGY. They offer a variety of units that use efficient evacuated tube collectors. The warranty is not as good as many brands. sunstar-solar.com

SUNSTORM---------NA---------------<1*

These units are made in China by HAINING SANXI SOLAR ENERGY INDUSTRY CO. LTD. They offer 10 sizes from 90 to 350 liters to match the needs of your family. They have stainless steel inner tanks for durability and evacuated tube collectors for efficiency. The warranty on the units is not as good as some other brands. sunstorm86.com

SUNSYSTEM--------NA---------------<1*

This brand is made in Bulgaria by NES LTD and sold throughout Europe. They offer four sizes of thermosyphon systems using flat plate collectors and basic tank technology. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for the products. sunsystem.bg

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