The 52S160 Hiline® range is available with either in-tank electric or continuous flow gas boosting. Boosting is a back-up feature that provides hot water during poor weather periods. The electric boosted models will provide a specified boost volume, with larger models designed to suit larger hot water loads. The gas boosted models feature an inline 6-star 24L/min continuous flow gas booster, which only turns on to heat water when the water temperature flowing through it is less than 60°C.
- Space saving roof mount design
- Low maintenance
- Energy Efficient – cuts energy use by up to 78^%
- Eligible for Government rebates and incentives
* The suggested price is comprised of RRP less the applicable solar incentive and excluding installation. Solar incentive value applies to 52S160/1NPT system in Zone 3.
^ Energy savings of up to 41% to 78% shown are based on Australian Government approved TRNSYS simulation modelling using a medium load. Savings and incentives will vary depending upon your location, type of Solahart system installed, orientation and inclination of the solar collectors, type of water heater being replaced, hot water consumption and fuel tariff. Maximum financial savings off your hot water bill are achievable when replacing an electric water heater on continuous tariff.
† Solahart Warranty Details: 5/3/1 warranty; 5 year cylinder and collectors supply, 3 year parts, 1 year labour.
|Storage Capacity||160 Litres||160 Litres|
|Booster Type||Gas - Remote||Electric|
|People Per Household||1-3||1-2|
|Dimensions & Specifications|
|Height (A)||540 mm||540 mm|
|Width (B)||1138 mm||1138 mm|
|Depth (C)||2490 mm||2490 mm|
|Collector Depth (D)||1937 mm||1937 mm|
|Collector Width (E)||1022 mm||1022 mm|
|Collector Height (F)||79 mm||79 mm|
|Weight Empty - Tank||70 kg||70 kg|
|Weight Full - Tank||230 kg||230 kg|
|Weight Empty - Solar Collectors||39 kg||39 kg|
|Weight Full - Solar Collectors||41 kg||41 kg|
|Electric Boost Specifications|
|Heating Unit Type||Copper sheath immersion element|
|Supply Voltage||220 V - 250 V|
|Recovery Rate @ 240 V and Temperature Rise of:|
How the Roof Top Solar Systems Work
The solar Hiline system has its vitreous enamel lined solar storage tank installed on the roof directly coupled to the solar collectors. It works on the simple scientific fact that hot water rises. As the sun heats the water in the solar collectors, the increase in temperature causes the water to rise through an insulated copper pipe into the storage tank. This allows cooler water from the solar storage tank to flow into the solar collectors to be heated by the sun's energy. This process continues while solar energy is available and until the water in the solar storage tank reaches a temperature of approximately 75°C.
Automatic safety controls are fitted to the water heater to provide safe and efficient operation. The Sunstat valve limits the water temperature in the solar storage tank to a maximum of approximately 75°C. The valve:
- Limits excessively high (scalding) water temperatures.
- Reduces the discharge of hot water from the temperature pressure relief valve caused by high water temperatures.
- Prevents the over temperature energy cut out on the electric thermostat from activating unnecessarily.
To help maximise system performance, solar collectors should be installed with an optimum orientation facing true north (in the southern hemisphere) or true south (in the northern hemisphere). Always check for true north or true south using a compass or other suitable device.
To help maximise system performance, solar collectors should be installed with an optimum inclination. This is equal to 90% to 100% of the local latitude angle when collectors are oriented within 60° of true north or true south, and between 10° and 20° if the collectors are oriented between 60° and 90° from the optimum orientation. Generally, improved summer performance is obtained from an angle of inclination less than the optimum angle and improved winter performance is obtained by an angle of inclination greater than the optimum angle. If the angle of inclination varies by 20° from the optimum angle, the solar collectors will receive about 10% less total annual solar radiation.
In-Series Gas Boosting
An in-series gas booster (also known as an instantaneous gas booster) can be installed between the solar water heater and the hot outlets in the house. This booster should be permanently active. The booster senses the temperature of the water passing through it: if the water temperature is above its temperature setting it does nothing; if below it will automatically heat the water up to the preset outlet temperature setting. This device ensures hot water delivery for a variety of hot water demands without the need for user intervention while enabling maximum solar energy contribution to the water heating. For more information on this booster, consult the owner’s manual for the product.
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