Spark Electrical supply AND install Apricus Solar Hot Water Systems.

Installing a solar hot water system instantly reduces your electricity bill. Almost half of the power bill for the average home is just for heating hot water.

  • Reduce Household Carbon Emissions
  • Increase the value of your home or property
  • Highest Cold Weather performance rating
  • FROST PROTECTED without the use of glycol. Ideal for this climate.
  • 15 year warranty on roof components
  • 10 year warranty on tank
  • Lightweight and durable design
  • Evacuated tubes passively track the sun
  • Low maintenance design
  • Australian owned and operated
  • Completely silent operation
  • Save up to 80% on water heating bills
  • In addition, Small-scale Technology Certificates (STC’s) reduce the price of installation

SPARK ELECTRICAL ALSO OFFER A SOLAR READY TANK OPTION. MEANING YOU CAN INSTALL ONE OF OUR HOT WATER TANKS AND CAN ADD THE SOLAR COMPONENT AT A LATER TIME. IF YOU INSTALL THE SOLAR COMPONENT WITHIN 12 MONTHS OF THE TANKS INSTALLATION YOU ARE STILL ENTITLED TO STC’S SALE DISCOUNT.

pie-chart home energy usage

Almost half of the power bill for the average home is just for heating hot water.

How does the Apricus Solar Hot Water System work?

The Apricus solar collector converts the sun’s energy into HEAT, quite diferent to photovoltaic (PV) solar panels, which convert the sun’s energy into ELECTRICITY.

Step 1 – The evacuated tubes absorb the sun’s energy and convert it to useable heat.

Step 2 – The heat inside the evacuated tube, is carried via copper heat pipes to the insulated
manifold, this contains a copper heat exchanger.

How it works diagram
Solar hot water tube functional diagram

Step 3 – An electronic controller measures the temperature of water in the manifold and compares it to the water in the botom of the storage tank. If the manifold temperature is higher, the controller switches on a circulation pump which brings the solar heated water back down to the storage tank.

Step 4 – Throughout the day, the controller switches the pump on and off to continuously heat water in the storage tank.

The result is an incrdeibly efficient system to harness the heat of the Sun even in extremely cold areas. Anti-frost is built into the Apricus System to ensure solar hot water can be provided even in cold regions.

solar hot water roof diagram