Solar water heater ratings part 7 continues our expert and unbiased reviews with a look at the Frisquet, FVG Energy, Galmet, Gaodele, Gasokol, Giordano, Glow-Worm, Grant, and HaiLin brands.
These systems are made and sold in France by CHILLY SA. The UPEC systems use evacuated tube collectors and are available in 300 or 400 liter sizes. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy.
This brand is made in Italy and offers four sizes of systems. They use more efficient vacuum tube collectors but the guarantee on the systems is not very good when compared to other brands.
This brand is made and sold in Poland. They offer kits with evacuated tube or flat plate collectors but their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for their products.
These systems are made in China by ZHEJIANG GAODELE NEW ENERGY CO. LTD. They are available in six sizes to match the needs of the home but use basic technologies. The manufacturer's website does not have a stated warranty policy.
These units are made in Austria and are sold throughout Europe. They feature flat plate collectors which are less efficient and the warranty is not as good as some other brands.
These systems are made in France and feature stainless steel storage tanks for durability. The Giorsol systems are available as drainback (KSV) or open loop (KSH). The manufacturer's website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy.
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The CLEARLY SOLAR systems are made and sold in the U.K. The brand is a part of VAILLANT GROUP but their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for their products.
This brand offers kits that are made and sold in the U.K. The collectors can be mounted either on or in the roof. The pump station includes an air eliminator which allows for simultaneous filling and air purging. The system uses differential control and uses a three speed pump. They have a dealer locator by postcode on their website and the units offer a good guarantee.
This brand is made in China and is available through a limited distribution network. They offer four sizes of systems for residences that feature a nice touchscreen control. The manufacturer's website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy.
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