Dimplex is extending the choices in solar thermal water heating, with the launch of the SOLC201 flat plate collector, which provides a cost-effective way to start enjoying low cost, low carbon hot water. The SOLC201 is solar keymark approved, meaning that it will be eligible for the financial incentives available under the Renewable Heat Incentive, available to non-domestic installations from July 2011, with domestic installations expected to be eligible from October 2012.
A laser-welded meander absorber pipe with a highly selective coating means low pressure drop of the overall collector field, while a solar safety glass covering with 85% transmission allows the collector to absorb a large range of light frequencies for maximum efficiency. 30mm rear and side insulation holds on to the heat collected.
Suitable for connection of up to four panels in series, in horizontal or vertical orientation to suit the available roof space, the SOLC201 collector plate is of robust construction, with 3.2mm structured safety glass that has passed optional impact resistance tests.
To make specification easy, the SOLC201 collector is supplied with a choice of roof fixing kits.