At Aztek Solar, we have expertise and are direct installers for a variety of solar systems.
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FLAT PLATE SYSTEM
Most commonly used to provide solar energy to domestic hot water systems, the flat plate option is an extremely economical option for your home or business. The units are totally leak-proof due to the flashing assembly incorporated into each panel. Each flat plate panel is pressurized, with glycol added as an anti-freeze benefit.
Common with all water tank storage systems is galvanic erosion. Aztek Solar provides a maintenance package to provide you with extra security. Aztek Solar provides a 10-year warranty on panels, and 6-years on the water tank.
While these systems struggle marginally in January and February, the moisture in the air will diffuse the suns rays so bright sunlight is not always needed. Great for those cloudy, Atlantic Canadian days.
Evacuated tubes are an excellent method of providing either domestic or commercial hot water - they are as effective in July as they are in January. The sun merely has to shine on the exterior glass for the energy to travel to the second tube, where it cannot escape. The evacuated tube acts much like a thermos, or a vacuum. An inner tube is encapsulated within an outer tube - a completely sealed system where heat energy is trapped. Water is fed through the inner tube, where it is heated before transport to the storage tank.
As a system that works extremely well in cold weather, it is ideal for in-floor heating as well as domestic hot water. While these systems can be expensive to install, they also require professional installation - not a DIY system.
DRAIN BACK SYSTEM
The drain back system is most commonly used when solar heated hot water is stored in an unpressurized water tank. With a drain back system, the water tank has an air gap at the surface; when the roof panel receives the suns energy and produces hot water, a pump is activated to draw the water into the storage tank. When no heat energy is being produced, the surface water drains back into the hot water tank for optimal storage.
This is a very low maintenance, and therefore economical solution. The water remains stationary in the tank, and domestic water flows through a coil within the tank, heating as required.
Solar Photovoltaic (PV) is a total solar energy system used to supply power to your entire home or business. Solar panels transport the suns energy into your home's electrical grid, supplying you with sun energy to heat your home, hot water and run all of your applicances. Any surplus energy that is created can be pumped onto the local electrical grid, earning you credits on your power bill. The Solar PV system is connected to the local grid and measures both your consumption and surplus.
While expensive to install, many financing options, including HRM's Solar City, are available. With an average pay-back schedule of 11.5 years, many homeowners are able to experience very low electrical bills, and in some cases, a total reduction on their dependancy with local electrical grid systems.
A back yard swimming pool is a significant investment. A solar pool heating system from Aztek Solar can help you enjoy your back yard retreat with warmer water longer! Extend your swimming season by using a solar pool heating system - water from your pool flows through a series of solar mats, is heated by the sun then promptly returned to your pool providing you with a constant inflow of warm water. Imagine swimming well into November!?
Solar air collection heating systems from Aztek Solar are an environmentally friendly way to generate air heating in a variety of different climates and applications. Heat energy from the sun, normally striking the roof or exterior wall, is used to heat your home. Modular panels can be connected together, to directly heat multiple rooms. These installations are best positioned on a south-facing exterior and one panel will provide hot air heat for approximately 500 - 1000 sq. ft.