Welcome to the March issue of The Beat. Your monthly e-newsletter for all the latest info from America’s leading Solar Hot Water manufacturer, Heliodyne. This is a very special issue as we proudly announce the official release of the redesigned GOBI collector. There is other notable news as well, including a case study on an 18th century home and the new line of SRCC OG-300 compliant valve assemblies. Read on for more info…
REDESIGNED GOBI COLLECTOR
Heliodyne’s flagship product, the GOBI flat-plate collector, has undergone a complete transformation. This is the first major redesign the collector has undergone since its introduction over 30 years ago. Several enhancements have been combined to make it the best overall collector in the industry.
Thinnest Profile – The redesigned frame is easier to handle for installers, and offers end-users a streamlined, sleek look on their roof compared to bulky traditional flat-plate collectors.
Top 10 Performer – Thanks to major absorber and insulation modifications, new SRCC ratings certify that the GOBI now ranks among the 10 best OG-100 collectors. The high energy output of the GOBI offers maximum performance from the solar hot water system.
Easiest to Install – The GOBI retains its unique Dyn-O-Seal (DOS) union interconnection method. DOS unions come factory assembled and eliminate the time consuming task of soldering each collector together in an array.With a streamlined profile, easy assembly and even better energy production, the GOBI offers the best overall value for any solar thermal installation. The redesigned GOBI will be available April 1st in 3 sizes and 2 absorber surface types. More information and specs can be downloaded here.
STRUT CHANNEL MOUNTING HARDWARE
For installers who prefer to use strut channeling such as the Unistrut brand for collector mounting, Heliodyne is now introducing a hardware kit for use with GOBI brand collectors. The hardware has been designed and tested to maintain structural integrity under extreme loads, much like Heliodyne’s proprietary hardware solutions. The strut channel kits will be available in both flush-mount (pitched roofs) and rack-mount (flat roofs) configurations. The new hardware will be available in late spring 2011. Contact your Heliodyne rep for up-to-date information.
SRCC OG-300 COMPLIANT KITS NOW AVAILABLE
To help simplify solar hot water systems, Heliodyne has designed a series of valve block assemblies which adhere to the strict SRCC OG-300 design criteria. The valve block is a complete pre-plumbed assembly providing all required balance of system components between the potable water connection and the Helio-Pak heat-transfer appliance. This greatly reduces the installation time by up to 4 hours and ensures full SRCC OG-300 compliance.
The OG-300 valve block includes potable hot water connection, tempering valve, shut-off and bypass valves, insulation and labeling. Different valve blocks are available depending on which type of tank is used in the solar hot water system. The valve blocks were designed to fit a variety of tank models manufactured by Bradford White, but can also be used on other brand tanks that meet certain criteria. The OG-300 compliant kits should be available late spring 2011.