The Apricus solar hot water collector utilises high quality, high performance evacuated tube technology to capture more solar energy for more hours in the day.
Passive Sun Tracking
The collector passively tracks the sun, reaching it’s peak output earlier in the morning and staying at peak until later in the afternoon than a traditional flat plate collector.
Excellent Cold Weather Performance
The Apricus tubes have a vacuum between two glass layers and work similar to a thermos flask allowing it to retain up to 95% of the solar energy they capture! This means in colder climates and during the winter months, heat is retained and not lost into the atmosphere. The collectors are also rated to handle frost down to -15°C without the use of glycol which dramatically reduces maintenance of the system
Light Weight, Easy to Install
A 40 tube collector (2 x 20 tubes) weights approximately 140kg spread over a 2.2m x 3.0m roof space. This means there are no hassles with using cranes to install or reinforcing the roof structure that other solar hot water systems may require.
Apricus solar collectors and frames are manufactured in their own manufacturing facility. The facility is managed by fellow Australian and Apricus global CEO – Mick Humphreys, who oversees all operations.
The facility is regularly audited by European, Australian and local authorities to ensure adherence with product standards, labour laws, safety regulations and environmental requirements. Apricots have obtained Australian Standards (AS2712:2002), SRCC (USA) and Solarkeymark (EU) certifications. Our factory is also certified to ISO9001:2008 management and production standards.
15 Year Warranty
Due to owning and managing the manufacturing process, they are proud to offer an industry leading 15 year warranty on Apricus evacuated tube solar hot water collectors installed in both Domestic and Commercial installations!
That’s 15 years on the mounting frame, 15 years on the evacuated tubes & heat pipes, 15 years on the manifold… Now that is peace of mind!
Read more in our article How The Apricus Solar Collector Works or watch the Apricus Solar System Components video.
Stainless steel Tank – Features and Benefits
• Made in Australia
• Designed for solar, by Apricus
• 15 Year cylinder warranty*
• 316 Marine grade stainless steel lasts longer
• Proven to last Bluescope steel outer casing