Solar Hot Water Systems

How Solar Hot Water Works

Solar hot water systems use solar collectors (either flat panels or evacuated tubes) which absorb energy from the sun to heat water for your home. The heated water is then stored in an insulated tank for when you need it. The solar collectors are usually located on the roof of your home—they are best positioned facing north.

On cloudy days, or when hot water usage is higher than usual, your hot water system may need a boost when the temperature of the water falls below that of the thermostat setting, which automatically switches off when the water reaches the required temperature.

In Australia, several brands of solar hot water are being sold and most of them are quite good. However, there is only one German Tech, which is endorsed by the Federal Government for its high efficiency.

Solar hot water systems generate hot water for FREE. The Government tests all Solar Hot Water systems and compares each product. It is fair to say the more STC/rebate, the better the product. As a customer, you can assess if the better product is worth the extra outlay.

The German Tech System, designed for European cloudy weather, encompasses a thermal blanket within the heating plates that keeps on heating your hot water even in cloudy weather. Also the German Alanod patented glass and pipe treatments dramatically increases the radiant heat penetration into the collector plates.

Sun, Rain, Cloud or shine – you cannot lose with German Tech.

Remember, the cost of electricity is certainly escalating. Therefore, so will your savings once you switch from Electric to Solar, because the average household uses between 25 – 30% of its total electrical purchases, just TO HEAT the HOT WATER. *******Compare these features with the others*******

The Thermosiphon with a Stainless Steel tank & the Split System with a Ceramic tank, both have 2 x solar collector plates which are thermally enhanced, or evacuated Tubes system are for frost prone areas.

GERMAN Tech has a larger Ceramic Storage Tank, 340 Litres, which means more hot water ready to use!

Both Tanks have the same – 7 year warranty Grundfos pump (German brand) – 2 year warranty
Valve Brass kit – 1 year warranty Labour – 1 year warranty

Don’t buy the cheapest product. Save the difference on your electricity bill AND have a larger tank with more hot water to use in emergencies for visitors.

German Tech - Why is it cleverly designed?

Because solar hot water panels need radiant heat from the sun - but when a cloud comes over, the radiant heat diminishes. However, cloudy weather is common in Germany, so the Germans developed a panel that maximises solar radiation and retains it.

• Save electricity
• Cloudy weather - still heating water
• Clever German collector design with thermal collector blanketing
• More Government rebates

The Federal Government actually endorses this statement by its testing of Solar Hot Water systems and allocating the German Tech approximately 27% more government grant rebates than 5 other big brands.

Flat plate solar collector

Flat plate collectors work on copper pipes running through a glass covered collector, often connected to a water storage tank on the roof. The sun heats the copperpipes and the resulting hot water is thermo-siphoned out of storage tank.

Evacuated tube solar collector (more efficient and great for frost prone areas)

Evacuated tubes consist two glass tubes fused at the top and bottom. The space between the two tubes is evacuated to form a vacuum. A copper pipe runs through the centre of the tube and meets a common manifold. The manifold is connected to a slow flow circulation pump that pumps water to a storage tank below, thus heating the water during the day. The hot water can be used at night or the next day due to the insulation of the tank.

Split Systems

Solar Hot Water Systems
Solar Hot Water Systems


• Ceramic tanks - 7 year warranty
• Clever German design
• 2 x Solar collectors / solar plates - thermally enhanced - 7 year warranty
• Grundfos pump (German brand ) - 2 year warranty
• Made by the world’s largest solar hot water Manufacturer
• Less weight, so can be used on older roofing
• More economical
• Easier Maintenance due to easier access to the tank




• Stainless Steel Tank- 7 year warranty
• Clever German design
• 2 x Solar collector / solar plates - thermally enhanced - 7 year warranty - Grundfos pump (German brand ) - 2 year warranty
• Made by the world’s Largest Solar Hot Water Manufacturer

Solar System Mechanism


Solar Hot Water on the Sunshine Coast

Choose All Energy HQ for Solar Hot Water on the Sunshine Coast

Have you been thinking about investing in solar hot water on the Sunshine Coast? A solar hot water system can be a terrific way to reduce your environmental footprint and cut down on your energy bill payments.

What Sets All Energy HQ Apart Regarding Solar Hot Water on the Sunshine Coast

At All Energy HQ, we regularly work with customers to help them adopt solar energy solutions, including solar hot water heaters. If you are interested in installing a solar water heater and are considering a few businesses for the job, here are a few factors that set All Energy HQ apart from the competition:

  • Our experience: In the past five or so years, a lot of new players have cropped up in the solar market, driven to this business niche by a growing global interest in solar and other alternative technologies. All Energy HQ is a more mature company, with 30 years of experience in the industry. Our customers like knowing they are working with a company that has a proven track record and a deep base of industry knowledge.

  • We focus on quality: When it comes to solar hot water systems—or anything related to solar really—quality matters far more than price. Choosing the cheapest panels or systems will ultimately yield the smallest ROI. At All Energy HQ, we are dedicated to making sure our customers get the highest quality equipment possible, so that they can reap the full benefits of solar power in their homes or businesses.

  • We offer after-sales service: Our quality assurance extends to our service, both pre- and post-sale. If you have an issue with your system after purchase installation, get in touch with us and we will work with you to solve the problem.

At All Energy HQ, we aren’t just chasing solar because it is a ‘fad’ or ‘the next big thing’ in energy. On the contrary, we have devoted many years to this technology and believe in its potential. We will help you unlock that potential for yourself.

The Benefits of Solar Hot Water Systems

If you are shopping for Sunshine Coast hot water systems, you are probably already familiar with many of the advantages of having a hot water system powered by the sun. For reference, though, here are a few of the biggest benefits that All Energy HQ can help you unlock:

  • Lower carbon footprint: Standard hot water systems use a considerable amount of electricity and gas to heat the water in your home or business. These processes keep your water warm but they also create carbon dioxide. You can reduce your carbon footprint by opting for solar.
  • Lower utility bills: Solar water heaters do use some electricity, but on the whole, they require much less energy than standard water heaters. You will notice the savings in your power bills.
  • Higher durability: The average gas or electric water heater lasts about 10 years. A quality solar water heater can last for twice as long—ultimately providing owners with much greater value.

Why Customers Should Use All Energy HQ

From our commitment to selling quality products to our 30 years of experience, you can trust that you are in good hands with All Energy HQ. Contact us today to start your search for solar hot water on the Sunshine Coast.

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