Natural Convection or Circulation System
- No moving parts.
- Produces hot water in direct sunlight and under diffused radiation conditions.
- Produces hot water even in inclement weather.
- Needs a collector ratio of 1sq.ft to 2.4. gallons.
- Florida Energy Centre rated
How Does the Heater Work?
The Solar Dynamics “natural convection” flat plate hot water system works effortlessly, by utilizing the three basic laws of physics.
Radiation, conduction and convection work together in harmony to provide all the hot water you need for daily use.
Incoming radiant energy enters the collector through the safety tempered glass cover. Safety tempered glass is one of the innovations pioneered by Solar Dynamics.
By “conduction”, the absorbed heat of the sun is transferred seamlessly to the water in the copper tubes through “fusion bonding” technology. Fusion bonding technology is the most rapid heat transfer method and eliminates the use of solder .
The heated water rises by convective energy to the storage tank; while colder heavier water from the bottom of the storage tank descends to the collector for heating. The storage tank is located slightly above the solar collector panel.
No Electricity is Needed
The Solar Dynamics natural hot water system operates totally free of electricity. A slight difference in temperature of the water in the collector panel is enough to effect the convection circulation of this system. This is why the natural convection system heats more water year round, than the mechanically forced “split” or pumped method.
There is an internal electrical heating element controlled by a thermostat, which in the event of inadequate hot water, may be activated by a switch. This is very seldom found to be necessary, once the system is sized right. We recommend 15 to 20 gallons of storage is required to satisfy the hot water needs (based on maximum occupancy). We estimate that usage of the booster will be around 5 times per year for 1 hour; during periods of prolonged inclement weather, or in cases where there are extra house guests.
Florida Energy Centre Rated
The Solar Dynamics natural convection system is the Caribbean’s most efficient flat plate solar hot water system, with the highest rated output of 863.5 Btu per sq.ft, and the lowest heat loss of 3.2 Btu as tested and rated by Florida Solar Energy Centre.
The Solar Dynamics Hot Water system is your hottest choice. It’s the hottest, with the longest service life, typically 15 to 20 years, with many systems lasting over 30 years.
How much do you save?
The Solar Dynamics 65-gallon and 80-gallon hot water systems save 3500 to 4,000 kWh of energy per year, generating a return on investment of more than 40%, (except for Trinidad and Tobago) where the return on investment is some 16%.
Awards we’ve won
Solar Dynamics has been selected as the 2018 Caribbean Gamechanger of the Year (Solar Technology). USA Today has awarded the brand, The Caribbean’s Most Efficient Hot Water System 2018, and BuildUK has awarded Solar Dynamics the Caribbean’s best solar hot water system 2017 and 2018.
Solar Dynamics is the Caribbean’s iconic solar hot water system.
All Solar Dynamics Tanks and Collectors are processed to ensure that the quality which a customer orders is delivered.
Specifically, products produced reflect the following protocol:
1. Date of Manufacture
B. Re-Manufactured (Re-Mfg.)
3. Each product will have the signature of the Production Technician as well as the Production Supervisor.
Customers can be assured of the quality they order and pay for.
Free solar energy hot water at the turn of a tap, Solar Dynamics…the hottest choice!
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