2. Sunbank Solar Hot Water System
The Sunbank solar water heater is a passive system with a 40-gallon capacity. The company also offers an 80-gallon capacity if you have a higher water consumption.
What makes this such a great product is that it has high efficiency; it can absorb around 92% to 96% of solar energy thanks to its high-density polyurethane insulation and evacuated tube collector. So, if there’s enough sunlight, seamless access to hot water is guaranteed.
This system is easy to install and maintain, making it ideal for beginners. It comes as a complete system with no detachable parts so it’s easier to assemble. You can install it on the roof or ground, depending on space and access to sunlight. It can also work with your existing gas or electric heaters and comes with a ten-year heat collector warranty.
3. Duda Solar 30 Tube Water Heater Collector
What sets the Duda Tube Heater apart is its flexible configuration. You can find tubes in 15, 20, 25, or 30 configurations. This flexibility allows you to adjust the capacity based on your household requirements. For example, the 15-tube system has a capacity of 0.9 liters while the 30-tube system gives 1.7 liters.
Moreover, the collectors come in a variety of installation options. You can choose the 45-degree option if you have a flat roof or the 37-degree one for a more sloped roof. These solar water heaters also have an efficiency of 93% to 96% and can heat water to 250°F.
This water system is hailstone resistant, making it suitable for all kinds of climates. Since Orlando does face the occasional storm, your system is guaranteed to stay safe. But you will need to be careful about the water pressure; pressure above 87 psi can damage and malfunction the heater.