Compare Technology

Please note, Sunshine Solar provides all these technologies.

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Evacuated Tubes

+ Works well in colder climates
+ Gains heat in low or sunshine
+ Easy installation
+ Cost effective
+ Can attach to existing cylinders
+ Best all year round performance

Care required to stop too much heat

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Flat Plate

+ Better efficiency than plastic due to glazing
+ Looks like a skylight
+ Limited maximum temperature
+ Works well for pools

Limited winter performance
Requires closed loop for Canterbury
Requires closed loop set up for frost prone areas
More expensive setup

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Plastic pool heating

+ Cheap
+ High volumes of water
+ Good with high chlorine or salt
+ Best system for pools

Loses heat quickly
Cannot handle mains pressure
Short season
Takes up a lot of roof space
Poor system for domestic water

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Hot water heat pump

+ Works throughout the year
+ Uses heat rather than sunshine
+ Can attach to existing cylinders
+ Up to 4 times more efficient than an
electric element

Shorter working life expectancy
Still uses power

Compare independent test results for yourself. Test and modelling results show Sunshine Solar to be the top performing tube system on the market. You can check out the test results on the ENERGYWISE website.

Solar Electrics Controllers

SR868CQ

SR868C8Q

  • Standard controller—recommended for most systems, features include;
  • Small discrete control console
  • Graphical LCD display
  • Overheat and frost protection
  • Time/temperature auxilliary heating controls
  • Heat metering
  • Holiday function

SR618C6

sr618c6

  • Will do all the SR868C8Q will do and more. For more complex systems we recommend this controller. With 12 different configurations to enable management of simple to complex systems. Features include;
  • Small discrete control console
  • Pool heating
  • Gas preheat
  • Central Heating
  • Wetback options
  • Managing 2 cylinders and 2 panels

sr988c

SR988C

  • For the ultimate in controller functionality with 50 configurations this controller is the best in the business, with all the features the SR618C6 has plus;
  • Up to 3 separate cylinders
  • Multi input multi output systems
  • Use of heat exchangers
  • Multiple pool configurations
  • Multiple central heating operations