The Beat

Welcome to the May 2013 issue of The Beat. There are some very exciting things going on at Heliodyne and we will share a few of them with you in this issue. We are proudly announcing the addition of the VELUX and Solpal solar hot water system brands to the Heliodyne product lineup. In addition, this month we are pleased to introduce you to several new additions to the Heliodyne support team.

With winter officially behind us, and the weather clearing up, it is the perfect time to install one of these solar hot water systems. Installing a solar system now will take full advantage of the long summer days and increased hours of sunlight, that are quickly approaching! It is the ideal time to begin harvesting all the free energy from the sun.

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Chateau Scott SonomaHeliodyne is pleased to be the exclusive distributor of VELUX roof integrated collector systems in North America. The VELUX solar hot water product line, includes roof integrated collector systems that have the same low profile installation & look as a VELUX skylight. These systems are the perfect product for builders to incorporate into new home construction. They use the same flashing systems used with VELUX skylights, so you know you will have years of trouble free operation. The system’s piping and mounting hardware are located beneath the flashing system, making a VELUX roof integrated collector system one of the most aesthetically pleasing solar systems on the market.

VELUX Features:

Complete solar water heating system packages
VELUX System
Plug and Play installation
Closed loop design protects from freezing and hard water
Ideal for new construction installations
Can be used unconditionally in all areas
Shingle roof and tile roof flashing systems available
One of the most aesthetically pleasing systems on the market


Solpal Storage SystemsHeliodyne is also pleased to be the exclusive distributor of Solpal integral collector storage systems in North America. With Solpal it is easier than ever to harness the suns energy to generate hot water. Solpal is a solar water heater that feeds into your existing hot water system. It ties into your water supply line and preheats the water before it enters your existing water heater. The method is simple, yet ingenious: Water is heated and stored within the solar collector, eliminating the need for circulation pumps and an external power supply.

Solpal Features:

Integrated collector storage systems suitable for warm climates
Easy installation on flat or pitched roofs
Low profile design can be installed flush to roof for superior look
Low cost solar system solution
More efficient than traditional thermosyphon systems
Half the size of traditional thermosyphon systems


As the Heliodyne product line has expanded, so too has the Heliodyne Support Team. Heliodyne wishes a warm welcome to the following new team members!

Anthony Truppi
North East Territory Manager

Brad Gillman
South East Territory Manager

Tom Forrest
North West Territory Manager

Daryl Trew
South West Territory Manager

Jim Cika
Manager, Small Residential Products

Please feel free to contact any of our new team members for assistance with your solar hot water needs!



Established in 1976, Heliodyne is one of America's oldest manufacturers of solar water heating equipment. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, the company manufactures flat plate solar thermal collectors, heat transfer appliances and temperature controllers. Heliodyne products are suitable for both residential and commercial hot water use.

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