Solar Geyser Element

The system makes use of photovoltaic technology and a unique PTC AC/DC element to heat the water in the geyser. This differs from the traditional thermal hot water systems where water is cycled from a collector through pipes to the hot water cylinder by either making use of a 220V pump, 12V pump or thermo siphoning. Solar water geysers rely on warm water rising, better known as convection. This is how water circulates through the panels. The hot water in the tank then moves into the cylinder, usually located inside the house. Meanwhile, the cooler water in the tanks flows downwards into the absorber (collector).

Most geysers have a five-year guarantee. Some models typically having larger or higher-wattage heating elements, as well as thicker insulation. In addition, models with larger heating elements have much better resistance to mineral build-up or scum.

Advantages of a solar geyser

- The number one benefit of using a solar geyser is that the energy is free and renewable. Using a solar geyser means it will continue heating water even on cold and cloudy days.
- It decreases our dependence on fossil fuels and utilises renewable energy that would have otherwise been wasted.
- It avoids gas, smoke and any chemical by-products.
- The water quality does not influence the system.
- It does not rely on electricity to supply hot water so it benefits households that have no access to electricity.
- A solar geyser can save up to 90 percent of your family's water heating costs.
- There are also many savings on ongoing costs as the solar geyser does not require a mains connection and reduces your electricity bill.
- The weather-resistant tubes have the ability to withstand hail and frost.