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SolPal L - ICS Passive Solar Water Heater - Complete Kit. Receive 30% Federal Tax Credit
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    SolPal ICS Solar Water Heater

    SolPalฎ  Integrated Collector Storage System for Solar Water Heating. Complete Kit.

    Due to its perfect combination of a solar collector with a hot water storage tank, SolPalฎ is more efficient than traditional thermosiphon systems. SolPalฎ is a compact system with an integrated hot water tank that is suitable for the most diverse applications. Whether you own a family home, a villa, a holiday resort or a weekend retreat, SolPalฎ is the ideal solution.

    Passive solar power is a highly efficient, non-polluting alternative energy source that requires zero operating costs. Passive solar water heaters perform well worldwide - even in cooler climates, require little to no maintenance, and typically last 25+ years.

    SolPal Benefits:
    • Save up to 80% of water heating costs
    • Save up to 30% of total energy costs
    • Best price/performance ratio
    • Federal tax incentives
    • Hot water 365 days a year
    • Investment against future energy costs
    • Compact solution for hot water production

    The simple, compact and efficient design of the SolPalฎ ICS system offers an extremely high price/performance ratio. Add to this its durability, and you get a cost-effective system which will provide free hot water to your household for years.

    Easy installation - SolPal ICS systems are easy to install. The solar collector and hot water storage tank are incorporated into a single, compact casing. Installation is as easy as plumbing the cold water feed and hot water return into your existing domestic hot water system. This is truly a “plug & play” system.

    More efficient than thermosiphon systems - When compared to traditional thermosiphon systems, the SolPal ICS is superior in collecting heat from the sun, and transferring it to your household water. And in areas where direct sunlight is not always available, the water tank backup will supply hot water for your household.

    Sleek design - The SolPal ICS system offers a sleek profile that follows the contour of your roof. Optimized visual appeal is achieved through blending of form, function and material. Traditional thermosiphon systems are bulky and do not blend in well with their surroundings.

    Product Applications:
    • For areas with good water quality
      See recommended water values
    • For climate areas where freezing seldom occurs
    • It can be used as a Stand-Alone system with no additional tank
       or in combination with other energy sources

    SolPal Features:
    • Integrated collector storage system
    • Attractive design - compliments your roof
    • Easy Plug and Play installation - installs in half the time
    • Easy to use
    • Low maintenance
    • High quality materials
    • Optimal weather resistance
    • SRCC OG-300 Certification

    SolPal Specifications:

    Technical Specifications
    Overall area 25.8 sq. ft.
    Dimension L x W x H 86.0 x 43.3 x 8.3 in.
    Weight (empty, excl. fastening) 150 lb.
    Volume 51.5 gallons
    Insulation 1.18 in. PUR foam plate
    Maximum temperature 212ฐ F
    Maximum operating pressure 4 bar
    Heating element (optional) Optional (1 kW)
    Connections 2 x 3/4'' ext.
    Installation Flat roof/pitched roof
    Warranty 10 years



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    Product Warranty:
    10 Year Limited Manufacturer Warranty

    Most sources of water are ok for this system. As a precautionary measure we suggest you take a water sample to a local water conditioning company for a no cost/low cost water test.

    Warranty Note: Two factors are important for use of the SolPal units: Water Quality and Freeze Protection.  If the requirements for both are not met, the warranty is voided.


    Water Quality:
    Water quality is an important factor for these units as they are made of 444 stainless steel. SolPal should not be installed if the water quality does not conform to the specified limit values below. If you should still choose to install SolPal, it will void your warranty.

    Recommended Water Values
    Water Substance UoM Parameter
    pH value - 7 - 9 (under observance of Sl Index)
    Total hardness gpg 6 - 15
    Chlorides ppm < 250
    Free chlorine ppm < 0,2
    Sulfate ppm < 100
    Iron ppm < 0,5

     ป More information about testing water

     

    Cold Climate Applications:
    Although SolPal is ideally suited for equatorial, tropical, sub-tropical, and temperate applications, all SolPal kits can also be installed in colder climates as a "Three Season" system. During the summer, and even in the early spring and late fall seasons, a SolPal system continues to provide total, or a substantial portion, of hot water requirements. Simply drain the system during winter months when freeze proofing is required, and low sun levels do not allow for efficient operation.

    Freeze Protection:
    The SolPal must be drained if the temperatures fall to:

    10ฐF for 6 consecutive hours, or
    20ฐF for 18 consecutive hours

    When these environmental conditions are met or exceeded, the SolPal must be manually drained in accordance with the installation instruction. Failure to do so will void the warranty coverage.


    Technical Note for installations in colder climates:
    • If using a FPV Freeze Protection Valve, use a FP35.
    • A check valve must be used if a freeze prevention valve is installed. It should be installed in the return solar loop piping below the boiler drain to prevent short circuiting of the freeze prevention valve during cold weather. Use a check valve that is designed for back-flow prevention when installed in a vertical position

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    KIT OPTIONS:



    Standard Direct - To be used as the single source of hot water
    Deluxe with 2-way Valve - Use in conjunction with a backup heater
    Premium with 3-way Valve - Use in conjunction with a backup heater


    Standard/Direct Kit
    – Uses a stand-alone configuration as the single source for providing hot water.

    Function: When hot water is required, solar heated water is drawn from the collector unit and distributed directly to the points-of-use.
    Applications: Best suited for use in equatorial and tropical type climates where hot-to-very-hot temperatures exist year round
    [such as the Caribbean, Central Africa, northern South American] and conventional water heaters are rarely used, or electrical power
    is unavailable - but free hot water is desired or required.
    Performance: Hot water output is dependant on available solar radiation, and may be temporarily interrupted by inclement weather.
    Control Valve: No control valve is necessary. 

     Standard/Direct Complete System includes:
    • SolPal Solar Collector Unit
    • Mounting Hardware Kit – choose from flush, fixed, or tilt
    • Roof Flashing Kit - copper fittings and flashings for pipe-through-
    • roof plumbing penetrations
    • DirectFlo Plumbing Kit – copper fittings, AquaMix anti-scald mixing
    • valve, vacuum breaker valve, pressure relief valve, 2 boiler drain
    • valves

    More Info Standard Package Parts Breakdown


    Deluxe/2-Way Kit
    – Use in conjunction with a conventional water heater, or an instantaneous water heater.

    Function: When hot water is required, solar heated water is drawn from the unit directly into a conventional or tankless water heater, thus eliminating or reducing electricity or gas usage required for heating water. Hot water is then distributed directly to the points-
    of-use. The water heater must remain turned on to provide backup heat as required, and to maintain a ready supply of hot water.
    Applications: Well suited for use in tropical, sub-tropical "SunBelt", and temperate type climates where mild-to-hot temperatures exist year round and conventional water heaters are always used - and free hot water is desired or required.
    Performance: Hot water output is dependant on available solar radiation. Backup provides constant supply when solar performance is temporarily interrupted by inclement weather.
    Control Valve: A manual 2-Way plumbing configuration allows for isolation of the ProgressivTube system for maintenance or winterizing, and is typically adjusted on a seasonal basis only.

    Deluxe 2-way Complete System includes:
    • SolPal Solar Collector Unit
    • Mounting Hardware Kit - choose from flush, fixed, or tilt
    • Roof Flashing Kit - copper fittings and flashings for pipe-through-
    • roof plumbing penetrations
    • TwoWayFlo Plumbing Kit - copper fittings, AquaMix anti-scald mixing
    • valve, vacuum breaker valve, pressure relief valve, 2 boiler drain
    • valves
    • 2-Way Configuration of 1 2-way ball valve and 1 3-way valve

    More Info Deluxe Package Parts Breakdown


    Premium/3-Way Kit
    – Use in conjunction with a conventional water heater, or an instantaneous water heater.

    Function: When hot water is required, solar heated water is drawn from the unit directly into a conventional or tankless water heater, thus eliminating or reducing electricity or gas usage required for heating water. Hot water is then distributed directly to the points-
    of-use. The water heater must remain turned on only when in the backup mode to provide heat as required, and to maintain a ready supply of hot water.
    Applications: Well suited for use in tropical, sub-tropical "SunBelt", and temperate type climates where mild-to-hot temperatures exist year round and conventional water heaters are always used - and free hot water is desired or required. It allows the selection of direct solar or solar with backup heater.
    Performance: Hot water output is dependant on available solar radiation. Backup provides constant supply when solar performance is temporarily interrupted by inclement weather.
    Control Valve: A manual 3-Way plumbing configuration allows
    direct operation during periods when there is sufficient solar energy and no backup is required, and is typically adjusted when sporadic inclement weather conditions reduce solar effectiveness.
    This maximizes overall operating efficiency and eliminates standby heat loss from the backup heater. The valves also allow for isolation of the ProgressivTube for maintenance or winterizing.

    Premium 3-way Complete System includes:
    • SolPal Solar Collector Unit
    • Mounting Hardware Kit - choose from flush, fixed, or tilt
    • Roof Flashing Kit - copper fittings and flashings for pipe-through-
    • roof plumbing penetrations
    • ThreeWayFlo Plumbing Kit - copper fittings, AquaMix anti-scald
    • mixing valve, vacuum breaker valve, pressure relief valve, 2 boiler
    • drain valves
    • 3-Way configuration of 1 2-way ball valve and 2 3-way valves

    More Info Premium Package Parts Breakdown

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    A single collector panel can be purchased separately:

    Single Collector Panel – does not include any plumbing or control components. It is intended for:
    • add-on collector panels to Standard, Deluxe, or Premium System
    • Kits when additional panels are desired to increase capacity
    • large commercial projects requiring multiple collector panels
    • replacement change-out of damaged or obsolete collector panels
    • custom applications requiring only the use of collector panels


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    PLUG & PLAY Installation Video (Flat Roof)

    The pre-assembled plumbing package shown in the video and manual is not available in the U.S.; the plumbing kit includes U.S. approved parts which can be assembled to meet the requirements of the installation.

    Mounting Options:

    SolPal Mounting Brackets
    Includes standard factory
    flush/tilt mounting brackets
    (shown on image on left)

     


    Flush Mount - underside of unit attaches directly to the mounting surface. For tile roof applications where the tile roofing is installed around the unit, or use with angled rack mounts.

    Fixed Mount - aluminum frame supports unit slightly above mounting surface. For shingle or tile roof applications where a space is desired between the mounting surface and the unit to allow for air flow and rain runoff.

    Tilt Mount - aluminum frame supports unit slightly above mounting surface, plus tilts collector to desired angle for increased solar performance. Can also be used for ground mounts applications [cement pad or footings required].

    Flush mounting the collector to a pitched roof:

    Depending on the local installation codes, the flush-mount hardware that comes packaged in the SolPal box might require additional parts to comply with these codes. If your state requires that you raise the collector above the roof on some sort of substructure, you can select one of our System Mounting Kits, or you will need the following parts to finish securing the collector to the roof (parts not included):

    • Unistrut rails for the collector to rest on the roof.
    • 5/16" bolts with channel nuts & springs to secure the bottom of the SolPal 'L'  brackets into their unistrut rails. 1 each per connection needed (typically need 6 connection points)

     

    Downloads & Resource Links

    download pdf SolPal Data Sheet
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    download pdf Installation: Manual
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    download pdf Installation: Connections and Piping Warning/Recommendations
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    download pdf Installation: Plumbing Diagram
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    download pdf Installation: Mounting Diagram
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    download pdf FSEC Collector Certification
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     Complete Package Parts Breakdown
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     Unit Sizing Chart
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     More Information
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    download pdf FSEC System Certification L-E - with Electric Water Heater Tank
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    download pdf FSEC System Certification L-G - with Gas Water Heater Tank
    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
    download pdf FSEC System Certification L-GT - with Instantaneous Gas Water Heater Tank
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    Product Manufacturer: Solcrafte International, KIOTO Clear Energy

    Note: All product performance tests and claims are that of the manufacturer, not The Energy Supermarket.

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    • Delivery truck driver will require handling assistance to be provided by purchaser when unloading unit from truck. Liftgate service available at an additional fee.

    Processing and Delivery Information: Please allow Processing Time as stated above for your order, plus standard transportation delivery time. Orders placed after 2PM EST may not begin processing until the next business day. Please call for Rush Processing and/or Rush Shipping options.

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