It is well known that the thermal sector has not yet taken off in Spain. In its early stage, products lacked of quality but above all, the installers were not sufficiently trained, so that the malfunctioning of these “water heaters” was put into question for many years.
Not even the new regulation that required all new buildings or the refurbished ones to include this type of equipment seems to have been able to hold the key to stir up collector boom in our country. The current Technical Code of Building (CTE by its Spanish acronym) still has some legal vacuums that encourage developers to remove this “accessory” in order to reduce costs.
However, the development of new more efficient models and public awareness on the planet’s sustainability are resulting in the emergence of increasing figures in the sales and solar thermal installations. All this, has been undoubtedly favored by the changing position of photovoltaic energy systems that are no longer the goose that lays golden eggs but simple chickens.
The Austrian solar group Kioto Clear Energy AG believes that with a revolutionary new system for producing domestic hot water with solar energy, which delivers performance up to 80%, it will be much easier. Solcrafte, this group’s brand distinguishes by applying an attractive modern design and a high ease of installation to its products encompassed with a good value for money.
The product consists of an integrated solar collector and storage tank, which reduces by half the weight of a conventional thermosyphon, while being very profitable in terms of energy savings. The water is heated and stored directly in the collector, allowing to reach efficiency and energy savings of up to 80%well above the domestic hot water standard solar systems. It is available for capacities of 90, 145 or 195 liters, although if additional capacity is required, two or more systems can be combined.
These collectors which are made in Austria offer a 5 year warranty and the Keymark solar certificate.