Solar water heater ratings part 9 continues our expert and unbiased reviews with a look at the IBC, Ideal, Immergas, IVT, Jaspi, Joule, Kelvinator, and Kingspan brands.
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These units are made in Germany and are available in Europe. They offer packages with either evacuated tube or flat plate collectors to match your budget. The manufacturer's website is not much help but the systems are backed by a very good guarantee.
This brand is from the IDEAL STELRAD GROUP and is available in the U.K. They offer three packs to fit the size of your home (small, average, large properties). The systems use differential temperature control and a variable speed pump to maximize your energy savings. The guarantee on the systems is not very good.
This brand is available in Europe and offers systems with either flat plate or evacuated tube collectors. They are available in three sizes but the manufacturer's website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy.
The SU 300E water heating systems are available in Europe. The brand is a part of BOSCH THERMOTECHNOLOGY GROUP. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for their products.
This brand is made in Finland and is available in parts of Europe. The SOLAR-300-PAK is a complete system that is offered. It features on-roof mounted flat plate collectors but does not offer other options such as in-roof or ground mounted systems. The systems have an auto air eliminator for convenience and hassle free operation as well as integrated backup immersion elements in the tank. Their website is not much help to the consumer and does not have a stated warranty policy.
These systems are made and sold in Ireland. They offer a variety of options including flat plate or evacuated tube collectors. The systems are backed by a pretty good guarantee.
This brand is from ELECTROLUX and offers a variety of systems. The SOLARKNIGHT panels are available in either flat plate or evacuated tube but the systems use basic tank technology. The guarantee on the systems is not very good when compared to other brands.
These water heating systems are available in the UK and Ireland. They are custom designed for each residence and come as a complete package. They are available with either flat plate or Thermomax evacuated tube collectors and have advanced digital controllers. They are backed by a good guarantee.
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