solarH2Ot Ltd. SolVelox

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Pros: complete package, love the controller

Cons: Heat X'r not double wall, product is bulky, not in an insulated case and it looks cheap

I purchased one of these units and tried it out.  The regulatory official would not allow the single wall heat exchanger so I had to take it out.  The heat exchanger was single wall and the controller didn't have CSA so I couldn't use it.  I eventually made my own pump station with double wall and I used a CSA controller. 

 

It was a great unit at the time, but there are better options today. 

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Pros: Pre-assembled so my inexperienced HVAC installer could do it easily

Cons: Still had to mount the panels on the roof

We wanted to go solar but had difficulty finding an installer that was able to do the installation. We purchased the Solvelox and solar panels from Solarhot and then worked with our HVAC installer to do the installation. The greatest problem was the steep pitch to the roof and mounting the panels up there. After that we simply ran the lines to the storage tank and made the two connections. The overall installation was remarkably easy particularly considering the HVAC crew that did the installation wasn't experienced.

We have documented the savings associated with the installation and have saved approximately 25% off of our electric bill as a result of the installation. We couldn't be happier.

solarH2Ot Ltd. SolVelox
Description:

The Solar Thermal package which converts any existing water heating system into a solar water heating system using our integrated appliance. High performance collectors are only half of the equation. The key to an effective solar water heating system lies in pulling the heat out of the collectors and putting it into your tank. The SolVelox does this better than any other freeze protected system on the market. Optimized for performance and a low profile look. Valves, controls and cleaning ports all localized in one easy to maintain package. Quick and easy to install. Once the collectors are mounted on the roof, it is just a question of running the insulated lines and connecting to the SolVelox. It's that easy! These systems are Performance Certified when installed to SRCC OG300 Specifications and tank sizes. When properly installed and maintained, these systems meet the minimum standards established by SRCC. The SRCC certification does not imply endorsement or Warranty of this product by SRCC. Available in various configurations (number of solar collectors, etc). The unit's efficiency will vary based on the configuration. The specifications below are for an 80 gallon model with an electric auxiliary tank.

Details:
DetailValue
Additional Features
Volume Capacity80 gallons
Power SourceSolar
Freeze Tolerance-10 degrees F
Collector Panel TypeGlazed flat-plate collector
Total Solar Panel Area61.9 sq-ft
Solar Energy Factor12.5
Release Date
Size
Models:
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC