IntroductionThe Grant Solar Thermal Range encompasses many unique components, including the Sahara flat plate collector, multifunctional controllers with LCD displays and various mounting arrangements, including In-Roof, On-Roof and Flat-Roof options.
Many people believe that solar panels only work in the summer, however this type of free energy is available throughout the year. From May to September Grant Solar can produce 100% of the energy required for heating your domestic water (see right). The Grant Sahara collector operates not just with direct sunlight, but also diffused sunlight, so they even work on cloudy days.
On average Grant Solar can provide up to 70% of your hot water needs per year, for free!
Solar Radiation in the UK & Ireland
The diagram on the right shows the total average solar radiation falling on 1m² surface, inclined at 30° to the horizontal, measured in kilowatt-hours. The average property requires approximately 3,000 kWh per year for domestic water heating.
Dimensions (L x W x D) 2039 x 1139 x 80 mm Collector gross area 2.32 m2 Weight 44.4 kg Degree of efficiency 76.1 % Heat loss Coefficient 3.307 Zero-loss Collector efficiency 0.791 Heat Capacity 1.7 kW Stagnation Temperature 209 °C Maximum Operating pressure 6 bar Fluid Content 1.2 litre
Absorption 95 % Emission 5.0 % Absorber net area 2.14 m2 Material/coating Copper/Sunselect Minimum Efficiency 525 kWh/m2a
The SAHARA Collector
The Sahara Collector has a slender, extremely durable aluminium frame with a tasteful bronze finish. This blends with most roof types on domestic dwellings.
During the manufacturing process, the use of premium materials guarantees the collectors’ reliability and durability. Independent assessments verify that the panels and their components conform to the most stern European quality standards.