Low Pressure Solar Hot Water

Low Pressure Solar Hot Water

Solar-Mio is a new range of good quality solar hot water services, produced in rural NSW, and available at exceptionally good prices

Solar-Mio hot water services are available as mains pressure split systems (gas or electric boosted), or low pressure ceiling- or floor-mounted models.

They can be supplied with one, two or three solar collectors to suit your usage.

constant pressure plumbing layout

 

Constant Pressure Solar Hot Water System

Save a minimum 65% of your hot water costs, even in the colder southern regions of Australia.

In the warmer northern regions, Solar-Mio gives you free solar hot water virtually every day of the year.
Solar-Mio is super efficient. The unique Black Nickel absorption surface was developed by the C.S.I.R.O. to maximise panels sunlight absorption.

Over twenty years continuous research and development have gone into today’s SolarMio system. Our Solar Gold storage tank is fully insulated to retain heat longer. Solar-Mio panels have anti-glare prismatic glazing that is cushion-mounted to avoid breakage.
Frost Protection Systems protect panels from the force of freeze build-up during cold southern. Winters. Pipes are made from copper, which will outlast other materials.

The storage tank features a feed tank, safety tray, low profile solar connections, stove connections and an electric booster element.

IDEAL WITH SOLID FUEL STOVES AND HEATERS

Solar-Mio offer one of the largest range of standard (s), constant pressure (C) and medium pressure (MP) long life copper hot water services. All cylinders are constructed from high quality long-lasting copper, which can last over 50 years.

STANDARD HOT WATER SERVICES

Standard tanks (S) are fitted with a 12 litre header tank and are the original in roof tank. The lower operating pressures make these systems an ideal choice where water saving is important.

Standard in-roof low pressure copper tank

Standard in-roof low pressure copper tank

Tank showing hot (1), stove (2) and solar (3) connections
Solar-Mio supply tanks to suit domestic, commercial, industrial and hydronic central heating. Solar-Mio tanks are supplied complete with 3.6kw electric element, 12 litre header tank and a safety tray for all roof models.

MODELLITRESHEIGHTDIAMTANK PRICE January 2016
S250L250760865$1847
S315L315865865$1964
S400L400915865$2079

 

CONSTANT PRESSURE HOT WATER SERVICES

Constant pressure tanks (C) are fitted with a large 45 litre header tank This allows both the hot and cold water delivery to the shower to come from the hot water service with the benefit that showers are not affected by other cold taps being turned on or toilets being flushed, ensuring showers are a pleasurable experience. This simple but clever design also allows for easy installation of a child-safe tempering valve, saving on installation cost.

Wood stove connected constant pressure tank

Wood stove connected constant pressure tank

MODELLITRESHEIGHTDIAMTANK PRICE January 2016
C250L250760865$2178
C315L315865865$2297
C400L400915865$2415

 

MAINS PRESSURE (MP) COIL TANKS

Ceiling tank with mains pressure coil

Ceiling tank with mains pressure coil


Mains Pressure Tanks have many applications and are ideal for installations in homes where existing pipes require increased pressure to provide good water flow. They are the best choice if flick-mixer taps and water-saver shower heads are installed, and are extensively used in hydronic central heating installations.

MODELLITRESHEIGHTDIAMWEIGHTTANK PRICE January 2016
MP25025076086540kg$3189
MP31531586586545kg$3361
MP40040091586555kg$3537
MP400/500400/500105086560kg$3790

FROST-TEC” FROST PROOF SYSTEMS

MEDIUM PRESSURE STORAGE TANKS “F.M.” (FLOOR MODELS)

Floor- or platform-mounted hot water storage tanks

Floor- or platform-mounted hot water storage tanks

“F.M.” medium pressure storage tanks are often referred to as “Floor Models” as they are most commonly installed below ceiling height in a cupboard, or on a tank stand under a verandah or similar location. The cold water entering the tank may be from a water starage tank or header tank. A pressure reduction valve may also be employed. These tanks are installed with a vent pipe to a maximum head height of 7 metres above the tank.
MODELLITRESHEIGHTDIAMTANK PRICE January 2016
FM3 TALL1251016610$1599
FM3 SQUAT125760680$1697
FM4 TALL1601140610$1661
FM4 SQUAT160890680$1759
FM5 TALL2001370610$1727
FM5 SQUAT2001016680$1824
FM6 TALL2501500610$1794
FM6 SQUAT2501120680$1889
FM7 TALL3151675610$1856
FM7 SQUAT3151320680$1953
FM8 TALL4001830610$1921
FM8 SQUAT4001450680$2019

Solar and stove connections, booster elements, central heating, spa and pool heating, and many other options are available to allow you to customize your hot water service to suit your individual needs. Electric boost may be replaced with a gas option.

Solar-Mio specialises in solid fuel connections which can be installed in new or existing homes. Wood heaters and cookers fitted with water jackets are commonly used to boost Solar-Mio solar hot water systems, conserving water as well as money. Using gravity to create pressure, this model reduces water consumption up to 30% over a mains-pressure system.

FROST-TEC FROST-PROOF SYSTEMS

Frost-tec frost proof solar heater system

Frost-tec frost proof solar heater system

Lower fixed coils provide the ideal means to frost proof a solar hot water system in areas subject to severe frosts. This is achieved by adding Solar-Mio “Frost-Tec” solar antifreeze solution within a sealed heat exchange loop. An external heat exchanger can be employed with existing tanks as shown above. “Frost-Tec” solar systems can be installed as a natural Thermosiphoning system (as shown) if the house design allows or as an automatic pump and controller system. Both options provide excellent hot water delivery without the worry of frost damage.R

 

Non-rebate modelLITRESCOLLECTORSHeat ExcSYSTEM PRICE January 2016
160PS/1-HE118011M$4880
160F-TCC/218029M$5925
250F-TCC/225024$6092
315F-TCC/233424$6353
315F-TCC/334434$7392

 

“Drain-down” Solar Hot Water Systems

Ideal for high frost and larger solar central heating systems

Unlike most solar systems, the down-drain system only has water in the solar collectors when they are heating. In a down-drain solar hot water system, a solar controller senses heat from the sun and turns on a small pump which circulates water into the solar collectors to be heated and returned to the storage tank.

When the tank is hot the pump turns off allowing special valves to activate allowing the water in the solar collectors to drain back into the storage tank, This eliminates freezing & boiling problems, and prevents water and heat loss which occur in many systems, as there is no water in the collectors to boil or freeze.

Solar-Mio collectors are perfectly suited and have been tested to operate in down-drain configuration. The storage tanks on larger systems may require a 22 or 45 litre header tank to accommodate the down-drain water.

 

Solar-boosted Hydronic central heating / Solar Hot Water system

 

WALL RADIATOR HEATING

Schematic showing radiators also running from a manifold along with a domestic hot water tank.

Schematic showing radiators also running from a manifold along with a domestic hot water tank.

With the ever increasing cost of electricity and gas, combined with the stricter building codes and energy savings now required by governments, solar powered heating in the home and work place is now a popular and realistic alternative.

The proven technology and reliability of flat plate solar collectors is the most cost effective, reliable, long lasting and easy to install solar central heating on the market – and simple to operate – it controls itself.

What could be better than free heat from the sun.

 

IN-FLOOR SLAB HEATING

Schematic showing in-floor coils for heated manifold along with header tank/vent pipe installation.

Schematic showing in-floor coils for heated manifold along with header tank/vent pipe installation.

Hot water powered hydronic central heating, whether it be via in-floor coils or stylish radiator panels is the most wonderful, silent draught free winter warmth available.

Heat is traditionally provided from environmentally sustainable solar or wood fired energy or from natural or LPG gas. Developments in electric heat pumps combined with solar may also be a viable adjunct in some circumstances.

Centra-coil tanks are roof-mounted low pressure tanks for hydronic heating, with solar and stove connections, a 4 litre header tank, and 18 metre copper coil fixed inside the lower part of the tank.

 

MODELLITRESHEIGHTDIAMTANK PRICE January 2016
PS160FCHT1601200560$3256
PS250FCHT2501800560$3420
PS315FCHT3152100560$3685

 

Solar-boosted solid fuel slow combustion boilers & cookers

dynamic3500In today’s world of potential energy shortages and green house emissions from fossil fuel such as coal, gas and oil, modem wood stoves & boilers provide a natural heat source which is renewable & green house neutral.
Unlike most water storage systems, all Solar-Mio/Thermalux hot water tanks can be slow combustion compatible.

Solar-Mio specializes in solid fuel connections which can be installed in new or existing homes.

Wood heaters and cookers fitted with water jackets are commonly used to boost Solar-Mio solar hot water systems.

Conserve water as well as money.

Using gravity to create pressure, this model reduces water consumption up to 30% over a mains pressure system.

wood fired boilers for central heating

 

Heat Exchangers and Header Tanks

header tanks for stove connections and low pressure water tanksSTANDARD & CUSTOM BUILT HEADER TANKSManufactured from long life copper, and also available in stainless steel, they are available in a range of sizes.

Heat Exchanger & top-up tank Prices – January 2016

Tedson bare copper heat exchanger coil (for in-roof connections only)$630
MD 1-metre long insulated heat exchanger coil with colorbond casing (for external connections)$692
MD 2-metre long insulated heat exchanger coil with colorbond casing (for external connections)$803
Solar Mio 830mm compact high output heat exchanger (only for pumped systems)$809
Solar Mio internal heat exchanger – fits inside electric element port of the tank$424
12 litre Copper expansion tank & ball valve$346
Frost-tec Copper top up tank & ball valve$333
3 litre Insol Stainless steel top up tank & ball valve$418
5 litre Ultimo Stainless steel top up tank & ball valve $385

 

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