Schematic of evacuated solar tubes and installations with industry-leading MCS installers
Evacuated solar tubes are an alternative water heating system, developed especially for northern European countries. Vacuum tubes use the sun to heat hot-water tanks or swimming pools.
Evacuated solar tubes.
This well-established solar tube technology is widely used to provide hot water for large swimming pools, hospitals and homes.
In a nutshell.
Evacuated tubes, commonly known as solar tubes, are amongst the most efficient of all solar heating panels.
An evacuated solar tube installation is like converting a car into a hybrid running on LPG. After the initial investment, your car or in this case, your home will run cheaply for the 30 years while extending the life of your existing boiler by up to 60%.
What sets a quality system apart is modernising and bringing the heating system up to modern 'building regulation' standards. Installing solar technology is only a small part of that.
From March to October you may not need to use your boiler, and in winter, it will dramatically reduce the need for your gas/electricity use.
Contrary to popular belief, these work throughout all four seasons.
The science bit.
Solar panels heat up due to the sun's short-wave radiation output converting to long-wave radiation.
Heat-pipe tubes or direct-flow tubes.
Size: 2040 mm x 1000 mm x 80 mm.
Weight: 50 kg.
Temperature: 40-80° Celcius (104-176° Fahrenheit).
Standard pressure: 3 bar.