Why we use copper
Why do we use copper in our geysers and solar collectors? The answer is quite simple.
Copper is good for you.
Copper is a essential nutrient to life. in fact, for a variety of boichemical processes and critical enzymes in the human body to function properly, copper must be part of our daily die...
According to data made available by the South African Weather Bureau, the total solar radiation normal to a plate surface orientated true north for the Cape Town area = 2017kWh per m² per year.Our panels are tested to be 65 - 70% efficient.
There are really only two basic types of solar pumps; positive displacement and centrifugal and these can both be subdivided into surface mount and submersible categories. Your water source will dictate whether you need to use a surface mount or submersible pump while your daily volume requirement and total dynamic head (TDH) will determine if you need a positive displacement pump or centrifugal pump.
The distilling of water by means of a solar still is achieved by means of 2 very basic principles, evaporation and condensation. Impure water gets inserted into the solar still where it is evaporated by the sun. The pure water vapor then condensates, gets collected and are then ready for use.
Solar Geyser Basics
The Difference between conventional and a solar hot water cylinders mostly lies with the amount of entry and exit points to and from the cylinders. Solar hot water cylinders should be very well insulated and be made from non-corrosive materials as they are commonly mounted outside.
At the heart of a solar thermal system is the solar collector. It absorbs solar radiation, converts it into heat, and transfers useful heat to the solar system. There are a number of different design concepts for collectors such as flat-plate collectors and evacuated-tube collectors.
One of the most cost-effective ways to include renewable technologies into a building is by incorporating solar water heating. A typical solar water-heating system reduces the need for conventional water heating by about two-thirds, minimizes the expense of electricity or fossil fuel and reduces environmental impact.
All water containing parts of Solardome SA’s solar heaters are made from copper and brass ensuring a solar heating solution that’s not just built to last, but also one that keeps down microbial growth thus keeping your water pathogen free.
Our collectors and geysers are manufactured in Stellenbosch, South Africa. Local production significantly reduces the carbon footprint of our products as there is no need to import and transport from abroad. Materials used are sourced locally. This stimulates our economy and creates employment.
The use of non-ferrous metals such as copper and alluminium in our solar water heating systems (instead of using ferrous metals such as steel) enables us to provide our customers with a product that is completely recyclable and repairable, has a long life cycle, causing less damage to the environment and fulfilling our promise of a "green" water heating solution.