McIntosh Solar offers
solar water heaters in
AuroraTM Solar Collectors
TECHNOLOGICALLY ADVANCED ENGINEERING FOR MAXIMUM PERFORMANCE
AURORA Solar Collectors
Inverness FL are the most technologically advanced
collectors on the market today. AURORA features the highest quality
materials & state-of-the-art engineering to provide maximum
efficiency & durability you can depend on for years to come.
AURORA collectors are environmentally responsible, non-polluting
and reliable in any environment. AURORA panels are an important
element of any hot water system in
Inverness FL, producing dependable results under
any weather conditions.
Absorber Plate -
Utilizing a state-of-the-art ultrasound weld, copper fins and risers
provide superior thermal connectivity between the fins and risers.
Revolutionary coating is black chrome on nickel, producing a premium
selective surface with maximum efficiency for solar energy use.
Absorbability = 0.95 Emissivity = 0.12
Tubing Grid -
3/8" copper risers are brazed to 1" copper manifolds for optimal
Piping Connection -
Four 1" Type M copper tubes.
Aluminum Foil - Attached to the insulation, acts as a barrier
Solar Glass Glazing - A single pane of 1/8" thick solar glass is patterned to reduce
reflection and tempered to maximize strength and durability.
*Iron oxide content: 0.03% *Solar transmittance: 91%
Back Plate -
Fiberglass Backing: Reduces torque in
the frame, is lightweight and eliminates the possibility of any
electrolysis issues for maximum benefit.
1-3/16" polyurethane foam cast under
and around the side of the absorber plate, retains the heat of the
water in the collector. DFC-free P.U. meets U.S. and European
All aluminum extrusion casings create
a sleek framewall. Unique extruded profile allows easy anchoring to
the roof (shingle, tile, tar) or collector stands.
All-around EPDM gasket. Highly
resistant to temperature differences and UV radiation. Absorbs the
differential expansion of frame and glazing.
The Direct Series
Inverness FL, commonly found in the Southern United States and Tropical
Climates, are referred to as direct because the sun�s heat is
transferred through the collector directly to the usable waterline;
no antifreeze is required. When the sun is shining, a pump
circulates water from the bottom of a storage tank through
collectors where it is heated, and then returned to the tank for
storage and eventual use.
Control senses temperature differences between water leaving the
collector and the coldest water in the bottom of the storage
tank. When the temperature of the water in the collector is
hotter than the water in the tank, the differential control
operates the circulating pump.
photovoltaic solar panel in
Inverness FL option (which generates electricity
from the sun) is available to operate the circulation pump,
further reducing traditional energy consumption.
includes a thermally operated valve installed at the collector
(where required) or by manually draining.