ITS 2.4m2 High Efficiency Collector

R5,299.00

Save Electricity and Go Green

1. For geysers from 150L to 250L
2. An investment that adds value to your home

Flat tubes are used for Solar Water Heating

SKU: FTP2.4 Category:

Description

ITS Solar is known to be a leader in the design of flat plate solar collectors and outsources the manufacturing to an industry leading factory. The result is a product that stands head and shoulders above the rest.

Flat plate solar collector technology is one of the oldest and most widely used technologies in solar water heating panels. The simplicity of the technology makes it easy to manufacture offering absolutely great value for money.

Key Features:

Model ITS-FLP2.4 – 2.4m2

  • Class leading efficiency – Through careful design ITS is able to offer class leading efficiency on our collectors. Unlike many of our competitors, we are not only manufacturing a panel that is aesthetically pleasing, but we also utilise the proper materials and material thicknesses on the inside of the collector to ensure a high thermal output even after many decades of operation.
  • Sleek low profile design – Designed to be aesthetically pleasing and with minimal visual impact and wind resistance.
  • Beautiful finish – ITS uses only high quality finishing materials on our products to ensure the product will even after years of exposure to the outside elements still remain as good looking as the day you bought it.
  • Superior corrosion resistance – ITS uses high purity metals and quality finishes in the manufacturing of our collectors to ensure superior corrosion resistance.
  • Freeze resistance – Flat plate collectors are prone to freeze when exposed to sub-zero temperatures for extended periods but when our panel is combined with our advanced control system it will withstand even the harshness of an European winter.
  • Hail resistance – Covered with a 4mm tempered glass our flat plates have survived some really serious hailstorms. At SABS it was tested with hailstones of up to 38mm without any damage.
  • Easy installation and maintenance free operation – ITS solar collectors are designed with a groove in the frame to enable easy mounting with clip in brackets. The collector also includes a dedicated temperature sensor pocket for easy integration with a system controller. ITS collectors are designed to be maintenance free.
  • 5 year warranty – ITS flat plate technology comes standard with a 5-year warrantee. Due to our advanced EPDM sealing techniques and high quality materials the products have a life expectancy of more than 20 years. ITS solar collectors have survived rigorous testing by the SABS.

Additional information

Model Number

ITS – FLP2.0 – Horizontal

Net Dimensions

1000 x 2000 x 76mm

Gross Area

2

Aperture Area

1,88

Cover Thickness

4mm

Cover Material

Tempered Glass

Net Weight

39 kg

Guarantee

5 years

Sensor Pocket

Built in sensor pocket

Panel Orientation

Horizontal – Thermo siphon installations much easier

Material

Copper aluminium fin

Surface Treatment

Anodic Oxidation

Header Material

Copper TP2

Header Tube Size

22mm diameter, 0,7mm wall

Riser Material

Copper TP2

Riser Tube Size

10mm diameter, 0,5mm wall

Number Of Risers

17 pcs

Maximum Pressure

600 kPA

Density

24 kg per cubic meter

Insulation Material

Fibre glass

Insulation Thickness

30mm @ 32kg/cubic density

Frame

6063 Aluminium alloy

Frame Color

Matt Black

Frame Thickness

1-2mm

Back Plate

0,5mm Galvinized steel plate

Max Operating Temperature

< 200 deg C

Sealing Gasket

EPDM

FAQs

How Does A Solar Thermal System Work?2021-03-26T10:58:06+02:00

A solar thermal system consists of two main components; a solar collector and a hot water storage tank.

The solar collector, located on the roof, collects the suns energy and transfers the heat to the storage tank. The storage tank allows the hot water to be stored until it is used at night or in the morning.

If the storage tank (geyser) can be mounted higher than the solar collector, the rising of the hot water can cause the transfer of the heat from the collector to the tank. This is called a thermosiphon system. If the storage tank is mounted lower than the solar collector a circulation pump and differential temperature controllers is required. This is called a pumped system.

What is the Life Expectancy of A Solar System?2021-03-26T11:03:42+02:00

The life expectancy of a solar collector is typically 20 years while the storage tank (geyser) is 5 years.

What is the Average Return on Investment for A Solar Thermal System?2021-03-26T11:03:24+02:00

Solar hot water systems can save the home owner or business a substantial amount of money and drastically reduce global warming. At current energy prices, these systems can pay for themselves in 2-5 years, depending on the application.

How Long Will it Take to Install A Solar System?2021-03-26T11:02:28+02:00

On average it takes less than a day to install a solar system.

How Much Maintenance and Service is Required?2021-03-26T11:01:38+02:00

Our solar technology requires almost no maintenance except for making sure the collector surface is clean. We do however recommend that the system be checked annually to ensure that you are getting the best possible efficiency out of the system.

What Maintenance Does Solar Thermal Systems Require?2021-03-26T10:58:06+02:00

Modern solar systems are designed to be maintenance free but due to poor water quality in some areas and dust cleaning is needed. ITS recommends an annual check-up of the system to ensure that your system is providing you with the biggest possible saving. During this check-up the collector surface can then also be cleaned and de-scaling can be done.

What Happens if A Tube Breaks on an Evacuated Tube Collector?2021-03-26T11:02:47+02:00

On our evacuated tube heat pipe solar collectors the system will remain operational. The efficiency of the system will be reduced by the percentage surface area lost. Replacing the broken glass tube is a very simple and inexpensive operation.

Will A Solar Hot Water Heating System Work on A Cloudy Day?2021-03-26T11:02:36+02:00

Yes. Although the heat output of the solar collector is reduced on overcast days it will still be able to provide heating. Approximately 25-30% of the suns energy actually gets through the clouds.

Can I Connect A Solar Water Heating System to My Existing Geyser?2021-03-26T11:00:35+02:00

Yes. ITS manufactures a special conversion valve to change your normal geyser into a solar geyser.

What are the Advantages of Evacuated Tube Solar Collectors Over Flat PLate Collectors?2021-03-26T11:00:17+02:00

ITS evacuated tube and ITS flat plate solar collector products are both of very high standard and offer superior performance when compared to many other brands on the market. There are a lot of different arguments about which type of collector is better and unfortunately this is often driven by what technology that company sells and not based on facts. Evacuated tube collectors are more efficient in high temperature application and is frost resistant. Flat plate collectors are more cost effective and great for normal household geyser temperatures. Frost protection must however be provided by a solar controller or glycol in an indirect system configuration.

How Much Will Your Solar Heating System Help the Environment?2021-03-26T11:00:06+02:00

On average for every 1kWh of energy produced by a coal power station, 0.966kg of carbon dioxide is produced. Now, a good quality solar system with 3m2 of solar collector area will on average generate 7kWh of thermal energy per day. Therefore, you will personally be responsible for saving our environment of another 2470 kg of carbon dioxide per year. Carbon dioxide traps heat in our atmosphere, contributing to the greenhouse effect, which alters our planet’s climate and ecological systems. Using solar energy in place of non-renewable fuels may also reduce nitrous oxides and sulphur dioxides, which are components of smog.

Downloads/Resources

Technical Specs Why Choose ITS Installation Manual Flat Plate vs Evac Tube

  1. Why solar water heating?
  2. How does solar water heating work?
  3. Solar water heating basics
  4. How does an evacuated tube solar collector work?
  5. Solar vs Heat pump savings?
  6. PV geyser element vs flat plate solar collectors
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