Passive Solar Water Heater Ratings part 9, A Repairman Reviews The Brands...

Passive solar water heater ratings part 9 completes our expert and unbiased reviews with a look at the Suntank, Suntask, Suntrek, Tatano, Uratom, Vanward, V-Guard, Venus, Xstream, and Zantia brands.

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

SUNTANK-----------NA---------------<1*

These water heaters are made and sold in South Africa. They offer units with either basic tank technology or stainless steel tanks but their website is not much help. suntank.co.za

SUNTASK-----------NA---------------<1*

These units are made in China by ZHEJIANG SHENTAI SOLAR ENERGY CO. LTD. The ST series offers nine sizes of units from 98 to 300 liters to match the needs of the home. They feature evacuated tube collectors for efficiency and stainless steel tanks for durability. The manufacturer's website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy. suntasksolar.com

SUNTREK-----------1*---------------<1*

This brand is sold and installed through dealers in the U.S. but their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for their systems. suntreksolar.com

TATANO------------NA---------------<1*

These water heaters are available in Europe. The SOLAR SYSTEM B/A has a 160 liter capacity and a backup electric immersion heater for those cloudy days. They have a magnesium anode to minimize corrosion of the water tank. Their website is not much help and the warranty on the systems is not very good when compared to other brands. tatano.com

THERMO SOLUTIONS--NA-------------<1*

This brand is made in China and is sold in Costa Rica. The THERMOSOLAR systems are available in three sizes and have a backup electrical heating element for the cloudy days. Their warranty is not very good when compared to other brands. thermosolutionsgroup.com

UNICAL--------------NA---------------5*

This brand is made in Italy and offers a variety of models. They feature standard tank technology but are backed by a good warranty. The SUNBUSTER is a compact unit with a capacity of 135 liters. They are low profile units  for better wind resistance and better curb appeal for the home. Although the size is limited, the units can be combined to get the desired capacity for the home. unicalag.it

URATOM-------------NA--------------<1*

This brand is from HIRAMRUT GROUP and is made/sold in India. The GREEN models feature efficient vacuum tube collectors but use standard enameled tank technology. The guarantee on the units is not very good when compared to other brands. uratom.com

VANWARD-----------NA--------------<1*

These water heating systems are made in China and are available as compact roof units or separated balcony units. They use basic technology and their website does not have a stated guarantee for their products. chinavanward.com

V-GUARD------------NA--------------<1*

These units are made and sold in India. They feature the more efficient evacuated tube collectors and a stainless steel tank for durability. They offer an optional backup electric heater with temperature controller. The systems are available in sizes from 100 to 500 liters. The manufacturer's website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy. vguard.in

VENUS--------------NA---------------<1*

These units are made and sold in India. They feature vacuum tube collectors for efficiency and are available in two sizes to match the needs of the home. A backup electric element is installed for those cloudy/rainy days. The guarantee on the units is not as good as most other brands. venushomeappliances.com

XSTREAM-----------NA---------------<1*

This brand is made in South Africa by HOTMIX PTY. LTD. The VACUSTREAM models are open-vent units that feature a 100 liter storage tank. They have evacuated tube collectors for efficiency but the warranty on the units is not very good when compared to other brands. xstream.co.za

ZANTIA---------------1*----------------NA

This brand offers basic loop systems. Their website is not much help. zantia.com

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