SOLARTECH Genius product details

SOLARTECH Genius product details
The longest-lasting solar
hot water system gives
you the lowest lifetime cost
The Solartech Genius
• Lifetime warranty against rust and corrosion
• Unaffected by poor water quality, high temperatures, frost or ice
• Saves up to 80% of your hot water heating bill every year
• Qualifies for significant government incentives
• Can be colour-matched to your roof
• Water saving options
Installing a Solartech Genius is the
Smartest Move You'll Ever Make
COLD WATER INLET
FLOAT VALVE
CONTROLS INCOMING
COLD WATER FLOW
What makes the
Solartech Genius unique?
The one-piece collector and storage tank is
made from a high technology rotationallymoulded, UV stabilised polyethylene. This
method and material of manufacture give
the Solartech Genius definite advantages
over metal based systems and allow us
to boast a lifetime guarantee against rust
and corrosion.
RIGID POLYURETHANE
INSULATION
CORROSION-FREE
PROTECTIVE CASING
HOT WATER OUTLET
COLD WATER INLET CHUTE
KEEPS HOT AND COLD
WATER SEPARATE
THERMOSTAT
200 OR 300 LITRE ONE-PIECE
SOLAR COLLECTOR AND HOT
WATER STORAGE TANK
AUTOMATIC ELECTRIC BOOSTER WHICH
ONLY OPERATES WHEN THE TEMPERATURE
FALLS BELOW A PRE-SET LEVEL
(GAS BOOSTER OPTIONAL)
The Differences
Solartech Genius
The Others
Made from UV resistant polymer materials which will never rust or
corrode. These materials will last longer than metal systems.
Whether marine grade stainless or mild steel they will eventually
corrode. To extend their life some have sacrificial anodes which
must be regularly replaced or your warranty is void.
The residue from the decaying anode goes into your water and
may contain heavy metals.
Not affected by hard or calcified water supplies. Many locations
in Australia already have hard or mineralised water which have
no effect on the Solartech Genius. Many areas of Australia will
possibly develop harder water conditions in the future.
Hard water not only corrodes metals but calcites bond chemically
with steel and eventually clog pipes, requiring replacement.
100% freeze-proof with no need for additives. When water freezes
it expands by approximately 4% and bursts steel or copper pipes.
The Solartech Genius one piece fully flooded bladder can expand so
it can be frozen with no adverse affect. Most areas in Australia get
some frost – one bad night can destroy a standard metal system
and there is no warranty if it’s not frost protected.
Frost protection in metal systems usually relies on the addition
of radiator type inhibitor to the heating jacket.
To save valuable water resources and to meet new legislation the
Solartech Genius is naturally designed to use less water than high
pressure units.
High pressure metal systems can boil and some can waste up to
300 Litres per day through relief valves. They also require restrictors
at the shower to comply with new legislation.
Designed to comply with new legislation restricting water usage in
showers to nine litres per minute.
All metal systems have restrictive warranties relating to water quality.
Should the jacket leak owing to failure, the glycol can leak causing
corrosion in the jacket and contamination of your water supply if
your gutters are connected to a tank.
Choose the Solartech
Genius that is Right for You
The Solartech Genius comes in 200 litre and 300 litre models, with a variety
of water saving options. The 200 litre model is recommended for a small
family of two to three people. The 300 Litre will deliver ample hot water for
a large family.
Solartech Genius Gravity Feed
A low pressure gravity feed unit that will provide significant water savings
to the household at a flow rate of 6-9 litres per minute*.
Generous Incentives
and Rebates
Solartech Genius Water Saver
Currently there are a variety of Federal and State government incentives and
rebates available to reduce the real cost of solar hot water systems. A qualifying
new home buyer can buy a Solartech Genius for around the same cost as a
gas or electric system and enjoy years of free hot water. Existing home owners
who replace an electric unit can also benefit from these savings and help the
environment at the same time.
Solartech Genius Pressure System
Provides some of the water saving features of the basic Gravity Feed model
but delivers flow at increased rates of approximately 9-12 litres per minute*.
For the customer who requires the equivalent of mains pressure hot water,
supplying flow rates of up to 25 litres per minute*.
*Flow rates are an indication only and will depend on installation circumstances. You should consult your plumber or
local distributor to ensure that you select a model compatible with your existing pipe work and expectations of flow.
Your Solartech distributor can advise you exactly what you are entitled to and
will assist you with the paperwork.
Your Questions Answered
Why is the Solartech Genius the
longest-lasting solar hot water system?
What do you mean by the
‘lowest lifetime cost’?
As explained elsewhere in this brochure, the use of polyethylene as the only
material in contact with the water means the unit can never rust. It can also
expand and contract so it’s impervious to extremes of heat and cold. And being
moulded into a single piece, there are no joints to leak. All this adds up to
an expected life of around 20 years – much longer than any other hot water
system, whether solar or traditionally heated.
Your Solartech Genius can last two- or three-times as long as other water
heaters, many of which cost the same or even more to buy. This makes it
much better value.
How much boosting is required?
In most areas of Australia, all solar hot water heaters will need boosting on
overcast or rainy days, or during times of high water use. However, because
both the solar unit and the electric element supplied standard with a Solartech
Genius are very efficient, the cost is minimal. The Solartech Genius can also
be boosted by wood fire or gas if required.
How environmentally-friendly is the
Solartech Genius?
Replacing an electric storage unit with a Solartech Genius will save between
3.0 and 4.5 tonnes of greenhouse gas production a year. In addition,
polyethylene is a fully recyclable material, so most of the unit can be
recycled at the end of its useful life.
Is there a choice of colours?
Stainless steel units can look ugly on your roof, especially if they need to face
the road. The Solartech Genius can be rotationally moulded in a variety of colours
to match most colourbond or tile roofs.
In addition, there are only two plumbing fittings to connect, so it is easier and
cheaper to install than other systems.
Finally, because the Solartech Genius uses a fully-flooded collector, it heats
more water and maintains the heat longer, reducing the need to boost heating
with electricity or other means. In most parts of Australia, the Solartech
Genius will provide 80% of your hot water free. That can mean a saving of
between 35 and 45% of your total electricity bill.
All this adds up to the lowest lifetime cost for you – over the life of the product
the Solartech Genius will cost you much less than any other commercially
available water heater. With substantial government rebates available, there
has never been a better time to start saving money by installing a Solartech
Genius hot water system.
About Solco
Solco Limited has been providing sustainable power and water solutions
to Australia and the world since 1988. We are listed on the Australian
Stock Exchange and are Australia’s leading sustainable solar and water
products company.
The Solco Guarantee
We guarantee our products and we’ll be here to honour that guarantee. Because
the Solartech Genius is made from UV-stabilised polyethylene, we give a
comprehensive 100% lifetime guarantee against rust and corrosion. Regardless
of your water conditions, your Solartech Genius will never rust. That’s what
makes the Solartech Genius the longest-lasting solar hot water system on the
market. And the longest-lasting product gives you the lowest lifetime cost.
Designed for Australian Conditions
Our products are simple, strong and require little or no maintenance. They are
unaffected by harsh Australian conditions. Our Australian-based design engineers
are continually developing new products and enhancing existing ones.
Committed to Service
The Australia-wide Solco dealer network provides you with exemplary product
knowledge, installation and after-sales service, while our 1800 Helpline
and comprehensive website can be accessed for further information.
Specifications
200 Litre
WEIGHT - EMPTY
300 Litre
85Kg
105Kg
285Kg
405Kg
LENGTH
1800mm
2500mm
WIDTH
1450mm
1650mm
600mm
700mm
WEIGHT - FULL
TANK HEIGHT
BOOSTER
ELEMENT
INLET SIZE
2.4kW Incaloy
3.6kW (Optional)
1 "
/2 (15mm)
3
OUTLET SIZE
COMPLYING
STANDARDS
/4" (20mm)
2.4kW Incaloy
3.6kW (Optional)
1 "
/2 (15mm)
3
/4" (20mm)
AS3498-2003
AS3498-2003
(Watermark)
(Watermark)
AS2712-2002
AS4234-1994
AS2712-2002
AS4234-1994
Freecall 1800 454 161
www.solco.com.au
[email protected]
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