Solar panels are a safe and environmentally friendly way of producing heat. It
makes no sense to us at Thermosolar if the panels need to be regularly changed,
maintained or serviced. We at Thermosolar think that they should be built strongly;
they should have a very long working life and should require no maintenance
producing versatile controllable heat for homes and industry.
They should be designed for use as a sealed system through heat exchangers
rather than directing potable water through the panels so that they can be used for maximum efficiency with more than one heat circuit if needed. Solar systems built with our panels should be very low maintenance structures with
as strong and nearly as long lasting as the building they serve.
The materials used should be recyclable and environmentally benign but
strong long lasting and of the highest Quality.
The glass is safety solar low iron tempered glass 4mm thick. It is TUV tested to
withstand golf ball sized hailstone. It is highly transparent and allows more
than 93% of available light to reach the absorber plate.
This glass will not let
The absorber plate is made of a single sheet of
aluminium and using a specially patented technique
is folded around the heat pipe. This means
that there is virtually a 360° contact between the
heat pipe and the absorber plate. This method of
fixing enables the sheet aluminium and the copper
pipe to expand and contract while holding
their shape and full contact with each other so
that heat can conduct efficiently with minimal
loss. There is no welding, soldering or bonding
In the panel the heat pipe is a continuous copper pipe without
joints (except at the two connections to the manifold pipe). This is a robust
form of construction preventing leaks, weeps and avoiding liquid loss in the
collector which tends to condense on the glazed surface, thus preventing optimum
efficiency and over a period of time decaying the absorber surface.
The ability to hold heat stresses over a prolonged period of time. The owner of the collectors should be able to leave the property vacant and unattended
knowing that the panels will safely stagnate and will not require covering in
times of high insolation and low heat requirements. This overcomes the problem
of having to “dump” the heat. Thermosolar TS 300 panels are designed
stagnate at 374 Fahrenheit (190 degrees Celsius) – in other words they will
not get hotter than that regardless of insolation conditions.