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SunEarth Active Solar Water Heater Panel w/Mounting Hardware, One 4 x 10 Collector
   Model: EC/EP40
SunEarth Active Solar Water Heater Panel w/Mounting Hardware, One 4 x 10 Collector
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    SunEarth Empire Flat Plate 4 x 10 Collector

    Solar Collectors—or panels—gather energy radiated by the sun and convert it into useful heat in the form of hot water. Collectors work alongside your conventional water heater to ensure year round hot water.

    The Empire Collectors, manufactured by SunEarth, are flat plate type. SunEarth designs and builds solar components that survive the world's most challenging climates and environmental conditions. Empire collectors are manufactured for a thirty-year design life, they require little or no maintenance and are backed by a solid ten year warranty.

    Function: Supplies 70-100% water heating needs


    Saves you money - Reduces your monthly utility costs
    Saves the environment - Reduces fossil fuel consumption
    Adds value to your home - Creates equity in your home

    Product Applications:
    Solar Domestic Hot Water Heater System
    Designed for all climates
    Project feasible for handy-person using basic hand tools
    System collectors designed to mount on roof
    Installs on all roof types: shingle, wood shake, metal and title

    Product Features:
     Low iron tempered glass
     Low-binder fiberglass insulation
     Rigid foam insulation
     Stainless steel fasteners
     Extruded anodized aluminum casing
     Aluminum backsheet
     Vent plugs
     Copper absorber plate
     Flush Mounting or Tilt Mount hardware.

    Product Warranty:
    • 10 Year Manufacturer Warranty

    Glazed Flat Plate Solar Collector
    How It Works:

    Flat plate collectors capture solar energy by employing the green house effect. The glass covering permits up to 90% of the visible sunlight to enter the collector. When the light passes through the glass its frequency is changed slightly to a lower energy level. When the light strikes the absorbing surface of the flat plate inside, the light is absorbed as heat. The combination of the glass frequency change and the solar absorbing surface of the plate capture the maximum amount of energy. As the absorber plate heats up it begins to radiate energy as infrared (IR) or heat radiation. Glass is essentially opaque to IR wavelengths so the heat is trapped increasing the temperature. 

    Product Specifications:

    Width (inches)
    Length (inches)
    Depth (inches)
    Gross Area (square feet)
    Net Aperture (square feet)
    Dry Weight (lbs.)
    Fluid Capacity (US gal.)
    Design Flow (GPM)
    AP at Design (psig)
    Max Flow (GPM)
    Max Pressure (psig)
    Std. Header Width (inches)
    Std. Header Diameter (inches nominal)
    Header Center to Center (inches)

    Technical Specifications:

    Certified by the Solar Rating & Certification Corp.
    Tested in conformance with ASHRAE 93-86 SRCC 100-81
    Glazed liquid flat plate type
    Extruded anodized aluminum casing
    Dark bronze finish
    Notched framewalls for ease of plate removal
    Stainless steel fasteners
    1" vent plugs on each corner to minimize condensation

    1/8 inch low iron tempered glass with a minimum transmissivity of 89%
    Thermally isolated from the casing by a continuous EPDM gasket
    Continuous secondary silicone seal between the glass and casing
    capstrip to minimize moisture from entering the casing.

    Foil-faced polyisocyanurate foam sheathing board of a minimum 1 inch
    • thickness, siliconed in place to the aluminum backsheet, covered by
    • low-binder fiberglass of a minimum 1 inch thickness, providing thermal
    • isolation of the foam from the absorber plate.
    • Total thermal resistance minimum of R-12.
    Sides and ends of the collector are insulated with a minimum of 1 inch
    • foil-faced polyisocyanurate foam sheathing board.

    Absorber Plate and Piping:
    Roll-formed copper plate of no less than .008 inch thickness. Risers are
    • a minimum of 1/2 inch O.D.
    Type M copper tubing on no more than 4 1/2 inch centers continuously
    • soldered to the plate utilizing a non-corrosive solder paste with a
    • melting point of 460oF.
    The risers brazed to 1 1/8 inch O. D. Type M (1 5/8 inch O.D. on
    • EC/EP40-1.5) copper manifolds utilizing a copper phosphorous brazing
    • alloy with no less than 15 percent silver content, and conforming to the
    • American Welding Society’s BCuP-5 classification.
    EPDM grommets isolate the manifold from the aluminum casing.
    The absorber plate designed for 160 psig maximum operating pressure.

    Absorber Coating and Performance Curve:
    Moderately Selective Black Paint with a minimum absorptivity of 94
    • percent and a maximum emissivity of 56 percent.
    • The instantaneous efficiency of the collector has a minimum Y-intercept
    • of 0.682 and a slope of no less than -0.7995 (BTU/ft2–hr)/F.

    Due to SunEarth's policy of continuous product improvement, specifications are subject to change without notice.

    Product Manufacturer: SunEarth, Inc.


    A complete typical solar domestic water heating system components and
    layout is shown below.


    The average skilled handy person can easily manage an installation 

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

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