Our Services

Providing solutions that are both practical as well as financially viable.

Solar Heat has the expertise to assess your requirements. These assessments are vital in the designing of an appropriate energy efficient solution to meet a client’s unique needs.

The data logging can be done at many levels and considers many factors like total daily and time of use consumption, energy tariffs, budget, redundancy and future expansion or scalability. This is ascertained through client consultation, site evaluation as well as regular metering.

Commercial

Turnkey commercial solutions.

Solar Heat provides photovoltaic systems, heat pumps & hot water systems at a large-scale for commercial use. These systems when used by themselves or in conjunction with one another can drastically reduce daily operational energy costs. This is especially suited for industries with a constant energy need or large hot water needs.

Residential

Turnkey domestic solutions.

Heat pump systems can supply all your hot water needs at much less energy cost. A heat pump runs at one-third of the electrical usage of a standard geyser. Swimming pools can be heated with the sun or with a heat pump. Electricity produced from the sun can also reduce your daily energy cost & can be stored in batteries for backup purposes.

Supply

Quality equipment.

The sourcing of good quality solar equipment comes from years of industry experience. We know what to look for and have established reliable service partners within the industry. This ensures our products come with the correct backup and support.

Installations

In-house installation.

Our teams consist of PIRB certified & qualified plumbers, electricians, trainees as well as general workers. Each team member is competent in their skills, well-equipped to perform installations in a safe & professional manner. All workmanship is backed by a One year Warranty.

Maintenance

Project-specific.

Where turn-key solutions are offered, installations carry a one year maintenance service. Unique SLA’s per project are offered specific for each system. Feel free to contact our team to discuss a tailored maintenance solution.

Technologies

Our expertise in renewable energy technology is drawn from our vast experience & further augmented through ongoing training. Below we have outlined the core technologies we engage with along with their features & benefits.

System Overview

Solar Heat provides quite a simple hot water system as it has proven to be the most reliable. The solar water heater circulates water due to natural convection. The water rises up from the highly efficient collectors (north-facing) as it begins to heat up. Once it reaches the well-insulated hot water storage tank, the water is kept warm. If the water is used within this timeframe it slowly cools and makes its way back to the bottom of the collectors for reheating. This process is known as “Thermosiphoning” and is one of the most reliable and cost-effective systems available on the market.

Features & Benefits

  • The highly efficient collectors promise all year round comfort and energy independence. During times of prolonged overcast weather, a backup electrical element can be activated to boost water temperatures where necessary.
  • The hot water heating system needs little maintenance for its operation. Due to the natural convection process, no pumps are required. However a pump can be installed if the tank needs to be positioned in the roof or not above the solar collector.
  • The system can also be connected in series to your existing electrical or gas hot water systems where applicable. This is known as a “pre-feed system”.

Domestic Heat Pumps

Domestic Heat Pumps can easily heat between 100 and 500 litres of water to a temperature of 60˚C. Domestic heat pumps range from 3.2Kw to 7.2Kw in size and can be installed on existing geysers. Heat pumps are beneficial as they can operate at any time of day in any weather condition to ensure there is always hot water available to the household. Heat pumps reduce water heating costs by two-thirds or more, making them the perfect answer to today’s increasing electricity costs.

Features & Benefits

  • Save up to two-thirds of your hot water generating costs.
  • Heat pumps use Eco-friendly R410a gas which does not pollute the atmosphere.
  • Heat pumps can fit on to any standard electric geyser.
  • Heat pumps can operate any time of day, in any weather conditions.

Commercial Heat Pumps

Commercial Heat Pumps are able to heat thousands of litres of water to a temperature of 60˚C. Using special High-Temperature units can heat water to a temperature of 80˚C. Commercial heat pumps range from 10Kw to 117Kw in size and can be installed as a modular unit with multiple heat pumps per system. This allows flexibility when sizing large hot water systems. Heat pumps are beneficial as they can operate at any time of day in any weather condition to ensure there is always hot water available for the application. Heat pumps reduce water heating costs by two-thirds or more, making them the perfect answer to today’s increasing electricity costs.

Features & Benefits

  • Save up to two-thirds of your hot water generating costs.
  • Heat pumps use Eco-friendly R410a gas which does not pollute the atmosphere.
  • Multiple heat pumps can be connected together to heat any size plant room.
  • Heat pumps can operate any time of day, in any weather conditions.

Solar Pool Heating

Solar Heat provides a cost-effective solution when it comes to pool heating. Our Alliance Heat Pump pool heaters are arguably the most economical way to extend your swimming season. The Alliance Heat Pump does not use a high current electric element, instead it works by compressing gas within a closed-circuit. This in conjunction with its heat exchanger allows heat to be transferred to your pool water with ease. Due to the nature of its design, the leftover compressed gas gets passed through an evaporator which makes it extremely cold. Thereafter a fan moves warm external air over the gas pipes. The “free” heat is then also absorbed from the air and is again transferred back to your pool water when the cycle repeats.

Features & Benefits

  • The Alliance Heat Pump pool heater only uses as little as 1.5 – 3 kWh of electricity per hour to run its fan and compressor.
  • The gas produced by the unit is eco-friendly R410A gas which ensures no pollution of the atmosphere.
  • With a normal operating range of -7°C to +35°C, the Alliance unit is unaffected by rain, snow or clouds. It also comes with automatic defrosting protection built-in and can operate day and night.

Pool Heat Pump

As an alternative to a pool heat pump system, Solar Heat provides the advanced Heliocol solar pool heating system. The system easily attaches onto your standard pool filtration system. As the filtration system pumps water from the pool to be filtered, it is then pushed up into the Heliocol solar panels on your roof, where it is substantially heated. The sun-warmed water then flows back directly into your pool, therefore heating your pool. The sun collectors consist of rounded tubes in a one-piece design and comes with mounting sleds to prevent any abrasion when expanding and contracting during general use.

Features & Benefits

  • The open design resists any lift and stays put even in the highest wind conditions.
  • The headers are over moulded over each individual collector tube, producing the strongest possible connection while still eliminating welds and cracks.
  • Heliocol systems are supplied with patented panel clamps which eliminate the use of rubber hoses and metal clamps that require regular rooftop maintenance and replacement.
  • Each and every tube opens into the header, eliminating backpressure which saves on wear & tear of your pool pump below.

Heat Accumulator Tanks

A heat Accumulator is an energy efficient thermal storage tank. It is an indirect water heating system that can be heated using multiple heat sources. The tank stores water at atmospheric pressure, which is then heated. This heated water never leaves the tank, it acts as a battery storing the energy. It is then transferred to potable water which is regulated mains pressure through a stainless-steel heat exchanger. This heat transfer then allows hot potable water to be distributed to the usage points.

Manufactured from Premium GRP (glass reinforced plastic), our heat accumulator tanks deliver unrivalled performance. Storing water up to 90 degrees Celsius thanks to high quality vinyl ester resins. This also creates a highly corrosive resistant surface for long life tanks.

Uses

  • Centralized Hot Water Systems
  • Domestic Hot Water Storage
  • Under-Floor Heating
  • Industrial Processing Plants
  • Cold Water Storage
  • Heat Recovery Plants
  • Multiple Pressure Zone Buildings.

Features

  • Optimal Heat Stratification: Cold water does not mix in tank due to indirect heating.
  • Corrosive free tank: GRP does not rust.
  • Prevents Legionnaires disease, indirect heating prevents bacteria growth in potable hot water.
  • No Rigging Required: Can be built on site and carried through most standard sized doors.
  • Heat Exchanger can be sized to meet any flow rate requirement.
  • Low standing losses: GRP has a low thermal conductivity.
  • Fully customizable, can be built in a number of volumes. Also comes in round and square tanks.
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Commercial Steel Tanks

Manufactured generally in accordance with ASME VIII or PD5500 Code of Practice. With WQC / WPS / PQR to ASME 1X & PD5500, manufactured with certified material, mild steel, or stainless steel on request. Certification of vessels by an Independent Test Authority is also available on request.

All mild steel vessels are offered standard with a Hotline 75Hotline75, Phenoline 1205 or Polyglass internal protective lining as a protective lining, all with 5-year warranties available, for aggressive water areas. Galvanised vessels are also manufactured on request.

The bulk hot water vessels or industrial geysers, are heated using Incolloy immersion elements or copper finned internal heat exchangers. They can also be connected to

  • External Heat Exchangers
  • External Heat Pumps
  • Solar panels
  • External In-Line Heaters

Water heaters are insulated with 50mm thick IW24 fibre wool, and are clad with 0.6mm galvanised sheet metal. Both Stainless steel and Aluminium cladding are also available on request.

  • The water heaters are supplied standard with Incolloy immersion elements.
  • Dual thermostats with Control and Over temperature features are fitted where required.
  • Control Panels with IP54 protection enclosures as standard or to SANS 1042, are fitted and wired to the elements, or are available as a wall mounted option.
  • All units fitted with an over temperature/over pressure (TP) valve.

All vessels are manufactured as standard for 400kPa pressure, with higher or lower pressures available on request.

Iw24 x 50mm Glass wool, with a thermal conductivity of 0.039 & R value of 1.39 and Z275

System Overview

Photovoltaic (PV) power systems convert sunlight directly into electricity. A commercial PV power system enables a business to generate some or all of their daily electrical energy demand on their own roof, exchanging daytime excess power for future energy needs (i.e. night-time usage). The property remains connected to the electric utility at all times, so any power needed above what the solar system can produce is simply drawn from the utility. PV systems can also include battery backup or uninterruptible power supply (UPS) capability to operate selected circuits in the business for hours or days during utility outage.

Features & Benefits

  • You use less electricity and can become independent from the grid.
  • The average house roof can only accommodate a system size which produces 20 – 30kWh of electricity a day.
  • For the commercial sector, PV systems provide a favourable internal return rate as the electricity generated is free after the initial payback period.

Project Gallery

Outlined below are some of the featured projects Solar Heat has actioned and delivered on. These projects showcase both residential and commercial projects combined.

Business Hub (Gauteng)

400kW photovoltaic (PV) system, tied to business's power grid.- Designed by Solsquare, installed by Solar Heat.

Residential House (Gauteng)

4kW photovoltaic (PV) system, tied to household's electrical grid. Includes 3kW battery backup.- Designed, supplied & Installed by Solar Heat.

Residential House (Gauteng)

2.5kW photovoltaic (PV) system, tied to household's electrical grid.- Designed, supplied & Installed by Solar Heat.

Motor Vehicle Dealership (Gauteng)

Multiple domestic solar water heating systems installed, 2100ℓ feeding the workshops, change rooms & kitchens. - Designed, supplied & Installed by Solar Heat.

Residential House (Gauteng)

Heat pump installed and connected to geyser to reduce power consumption.- Designed, supplied & Installed by Solar Heat.

Residential Estate (Gauteng)

Solar pool heating system to meet clients specific needs.- Designed, supplied & Installed by Solar Heat.

Domestic Install (Gauteng)

Solar water heating system to meet clients specific needs.- Designed, supplied & Installed by Solar Heat.

Domestic Install (Gauteng)

Solar water heating system to meet clients specific needs.- Designed, supplied & Installed by Solar Heat.

Wilderness School (Limpopo)

Solar hot water system feeding the ablutions facilities. The domestic systems are plumbed in series & parallel to supply around 20,000ℓ.- Designed, supplied & Installed by Solar Heat.

Hotel (Limpopo)

2 x 11,000ℓ hot water storage, heated by heat pumps, with backup heating by in-line heaters.- Designed by Solsquare, installed by Solar Heat.

Hostel Accommodation (Mpumalanga)

20 x 1500ℓ and 20 x 3000ℓ hot water systems with Solar as the primary source of heat. Heat pumps installed as a backup. - Designed, supplied & Installed by Solar Heat.

Mine Change House (Mpumalanga)

60,000ℓ of hot water heated by commercial heat pumps. - Designed, supplied & Installed by Solar Heat.

Mine Change House (Limpopo)

180m² of flat plate solar collectors, heating a hot water storage tank of 14,500ℓ. - Designed, supplied & installed by Solar Heat.

Pvt. Game Reserve (Northern Cape)

1500ℓ hot water storage, heated by solar collectors, waste heat from Aircon system, bypass heating to pool via heat exchangers. - Designed by Solsquare, installed by Solar Heat.

Videos

Honey Processing Plant Zambia

Solar Heat Exchangers designed and supplied the heating equipment and reticulation for this honey processing plant. Hot water baths are heated to 75C where raw honey is heated in buckets to give the honey a runny consistency.

Hot Water Plant Room- Sandton Hotel

Solar Heat Exchangers designed and is currently installing a 25 000 L Hot water plant room for a new hotel in Sandton. High Temperature heat pumps heat the water in the Heat Accumulators to 70 Degrees Celsius.

Central Hot Water Plant Room Ferndale Apartments

Solar Heat Exchangers designed and supplied 2 x Central Hot Water plant rooms for a client who converted 2 x office blocks into 88 modern studio apartments.

Our Clients

Get In Touch With Us

To book an assessment with Solar Heat, simply fill out the form provided. Alternatively feel free to contact us directly with the contact details provided below. We would love to hear from you!

A: Unit 3, Fern Tower , Hylauma Street, Ferndale, Gauteng
T: 011 462 0024
E: info@solarheat.co.za