Efficient living with Chromagen
The sun is a limitless, abundant power source. You can harness its power with affordable solar solutions from Chromagen. With energy efficient products such as solar hot water, solar power and hot water heat pumps, you can reduce your energy consumption, minimise your carbon footprint, and slash your power bills. Live efficiently with Chromagen solar energy solutions, and make the switch to a much brighter future.
Solar Hot Water
Soak in the sunshine and SAVE
Did you know – Water heating accounts for around 25% of the energy consumption in the average Australian home?
With a Chromagen solar hot water system you can literally soak in the warmth of the sun whilst reducing your water heating bills.
Solar hot water systems are highly efficient water heaters that use the sun’s unlimited and FREE energy to pre-heat your water. They can provide up to 80% of your hot water heating needs and will therefore slash your water heating costs.
The benefits of solar hot water:
- A reliable supply of hot water in any weather or time of day
- Reduces power consumption and power bills
- Improves the energy efficiency of your home
- May make your home more attractive to buyers
- Reduces emissions of harmful greenhouse gases
- Eligible for Small-scale Technology Certificates. Eligibility criteria apply
Ground mounted (Split) Systems
Split systems combine roof-mounted collectors with a ground-mounted tank to improve the aesthetics of your roof, reduce structural load and provide more installation flexibility.
SmartLine solar hot water systems are hybrid water heaters with a split configuration of ground-mounted tank and roof-mounted collectors. The clever design also incorporates an integrated Eternity gas water heater to provide a compact footprint, easy installation and aesthetically pleasing design.
SplitLine solar hot water systems also consist of a split configuration of ground-mounted tank and roof-mounted collectors. Backup electric or gas water heaters provide hybrid reliability. They are designed to provide installation flexibility without compromising the aesthetics of your home.
Evacuated Tube solar hot water systems also consist of a split configuration of ground-mounted tank and roof-mounted collectors. Backup electric or gas water heaters provide hybrid reliability. They are designed to provide installation flexibility without compromising the aesthetics of your home.
Evacuated tube technology utilises a vacuum which allows the collector to effectively retain the thermal energy it has collected, even through the coldest conditions. Evacuated tube collectors also allow high water temperatures to be achieved. The unique design of evacuated tubes means that they are not subject to freezing and so they are suitable for frost-prone areas.
They are also ideal for hard water applications due to the large bore diameter of the single header pipe which reduces the effects of scaling and restriction to water flow.
The savings with solar
Depending on the model, a typical solar hot water system can save between 3,000 to 3,500 kWh of energy per year. The dollar savings will depend on how much you are currently paying for energy and how much that will rise in the future. The savings can amount to hundreds, even thousands of dollars over the years and your solar hot water system will pay for itself in just a few short years. Compare that to other appliances in your home; how many pay for themselves at all?
When choosing a solar hot water system, consider the following:
- Is your area subject to frost or is your water ‘hard’ (high in Calcium). If Yes, consider closed loop systems or systems with evacuated tube collectors
- Do you have gas energy available? If yes select gas backup. If not, select electric backup
- Which type of installation is most suitable for your home? Roof-mounted or Ground-mounted storage tank?
- Does your available roof space get sufficient sunlight? This will determine the number of collectors you may require