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AuroraTM Solar Collectors by SoleneTM


AURORA Solar Collectors in Clearwater 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 in Clearwater FL and reliable in any environment. AURORA panels are an important element of any hot water system in Clearwater 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 flow distribution.

Piping Connection - Four 1" Type M copper tubes.

Aluminum Foil - Attached to the insulation, acts as a barrier against out-gasing.

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.

Insulation - 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 standards.

Casing - All aluminum extrusion casings create a sleek framewall. Unique extruded profile allows easy anchoring to the roof (shingle, tile, tar) or collector stands.

Gaskets - All-around EPDM gasket. Highly resistant to temperature differences and UV radiation. Absorbs the differential expansion of frame and glazing.

The Direct Series systems in Clearwater 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.

Direct System Features:

  • A Differential 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.

  • A small photovoltaic solar panel in Clearwater FL option (which generates electricity from the sun) is available to operate the circulation pump, further reducing traditional energy consumption.

  • Freeze protection includes a thermally operated valve installed at the collector (where required) or by manually draining.



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