Performance Directory of Solar Domestic Hot Water Systems

Disclaimer

This directory is generated for informational purposes only and does not necessarily reflect the views of the Government of Canada nor constitute an endorsement of any commercial product or person. Neither Canada nor its ministers, officers, employees or agents makes any warranty in respect of this directory or assumes any liability arising out of this directory.

Background

This directory provides potential buyers with independent data on the thermal performance of solar domestic hot water systems that are designed for residential use. The thermal performance is an important factor in the purchase decision since the water heating capacity can vary between systems. However, actual thermal energy output will vary depending on hot water usage, geographical location, and several system installation and operating parameters. Energy output is not the only criteria for selecting a solar domestic hot water system. The cost, expected service life (and warranty), quality of installation, availability of parts and quality of service are also important factors.

All systems listed in this directory have completed certification to CSA Standard F379 "Solar Domestic Hot Water Systems". The ratings in this directory have been determined using the standard day specified in that Standard for the 300 litres/day hot water load. For system models that were not tested, detailed computer models were developed and the standard day test was simulated using TRNSYS software.

Certified Solar Domestic Hot Water Systems (modified 9 May 2014)

Make Foot note Model Annual
Performance
Rating
Collectors
Number & Size
Collector
Type
System Type
/ Tank
Volume
Heat
Exchanger
Type
Apricus Inc.

1

APSS_CLOSED
_DWBPHE
_AP40
7.13 GJ/y 2 x 2.74 m² ETC AP-20 Solar
Preheat
303 L
Double
Wall
Atis Group 1, 2 Solensis ST-0100 5.27 GJ/y 1 x 2.874 m² Flat Plate
Solensis-
TL-ST-01
Solar
Preheat
272 L
Single
Wall
1 Solensis ST-0200 8.69 GJ/y 2 x 2.874 m² Flat Plate
Solensis
- TL-ST-01
Solar
Preheat
272 L
Single
Wall
Bosch
Thermotechnology
Corp.
1 FKT (3) OEM Electric S12 8.93 GJ/y 3 x 2.38 m² Flat Plate
FKT-1S
Solar
Plus
Supplemental
454 L
Double
Wall
Copperhill
Alternate
Energy Inc.
2 CETT-32-08-CP-06 3.09 GJ/y 1 x 3.43 m² ETC
CETT-32-08
Solar
Preheat
155 L
Single
Wall
  CETT-32-08-CP-06 6.35 GJ/y 2 x 3.43 m² ETC
CETT-32-08
Solar Preheat
155 L
Single
Wall
Dimplex North America Ltd.   ESSW2 6.67 GJ/y 2 X 2.02 m2 Flat Plate DSCA-2M Solar Preheat
200 L
Single Wall
  ESDW2 6.00 GJ/y 2 X 2.02 m2 Flat Plate DSCA-2M Solar Preheat
200 L
Double Wall
EnCom
Alternative
Energy
Solutions Ltd.
  EnCom 300 6.85 GJ/y 1 x 4.69 m² ETC
TZ58/1800
-30R
Solar
Preheat
300 L
Single
Wall
Enerworks Inc. 1, 2 EWRA 1 5.27 GJ/y 1 x 2.874 m² Flat Plate
COL-4x8-TL
-SG1-SD10
Solar
Preheat
272 L
Single
Wall
1 EWRA 2 8.69 GJ/y 2 x 2.874 m² Flat Plate
COL-4x8-TL
-SG1-SD10
Solar Preheat
272 L
Single
Wall
1, 2 EWRA2-DWHX 8.33 GJ/y 2 x 2.874 m² Flat Plate
COL-4x8-TL
-SG1-SD10
Solar
Preheat
272 L
Double
Wall
Globe
Solar
Energy Inc.
3 IP-195 3.34 GJ/y 1 x 2.55 m² ICS ETC
24-tube
Solar
Preheat
155 L
Single
Wall
Heliodyne Inc. 1, 2 50185 3.28 GJ/y 1 x 2.51 m² Flat Plate
GOBI 406 001
Solar
Preheat
227 L
Double
Wall
1 50186 6.00 GJ/y 2 x 2.51 m² Flat Plate
GOBI 406 001
Solar
Preheat
303 L
Double
Wall
NY Thermal Inc. 2 SRT-Pk1 7.98 GJ/y 2 x  2.15 m2 Flat Plate SRT-215 Solar Preheat
300 L
Single Wall
  SRT-Pk2 10.46 GJ/y 3 x 2.15 m2 Flat Plate SRT-215 Solar Preheat
450 L
Single Wall
Solaris Manufacturing Inc. 4 DBPro-1m300dw5 3.08 GJ/y 1 X 2.03 m2 Flat Plate BluTec-2M Solar Preheat
300 L
Double Wall
2, 4 DBPro-2m300dw5 4.80 GJ/y 2 X 2.03 m2 Flat Plate BluTec-2M Solar Preheat
300 L
Double Wall
2, 4 DBPro-3m300dw5 6.12 GJ/y 3 X 2.03 m2 Flat Plate BluTec-2M Solar Preheat
300 L
Double Wall
Solcan Ltd. 5 DBTT 64-40 7.58 GJ/y 2 x 2.89 m² Flat Plate
2101
Solar
Preheat
136 L
Single
Wall
Thermodynamics
Ltd.
1, 2 SB32-9PV 6.00 GJ/y 1 x 2.98 m2 Flat Plate
S-32
Solar
Preheat
270 L
Single
Wall
1 SB64-9PV 9.94 GJ/y 2 x 2.98 m² Flat Plate
S-32
Solar Preheat
270 L
Single
Wall
Viessmann
Manufacturing
Company Inc.
2 1-200F-200V 5.07 GJ/y 1 x 2.53 m2 Flat Plate
Vitosol
200-F
Solar
Preheat
200 L
Single
Wall
  2-200F-300V 8.51 GJ/y 2 x 2.53 m² Flat
Plate
Vitosol
200-F
Solar
Preheat
300 L
Single
Wall

Footnotes:

  1. Must be used with CSA approved water tank for solar heat storage.
  2. Simulated
  3. For use above -10 C (seasonal operation); not eligible for ecoENERGY Retrofit - Homes
  4. Drainback solar storage tank
  5. The system also includes a drainback volume of 23 L

Download a copy of the table (PDF, 48 KB).

Requirements for Inclusion in the Performance Directory

Systems must be certified to CSA Standard F379. To have your system listed, please contact the Directory Coordinator.

Links

  1. ecoENERGY Retrofit – Homes - Certain solar domestic hot water systems are eligible under the ecoENERGY Retrofit – Homes program. Only products purchased after June 6, 2011, and installed after a pre-retrofit evaluation are eligible for a federal grant.
  2. ENERGY STAR® in Canada
    ENERGY STAR® helps consumers quickly and easily identify major appliances and other energy-using equipment that save energy. Solar domestic water heaters sold in Canada may qualify.
  3. Canadian Solar Industries Association (CANSIA)
    CANSIA is an association for solar manufacturers, installers, resellers, and consultants. They offer a member industry directory, as well as a listing of certified solar hot water installers across Canada.
  4. Exova
    Formerly Bodycote Testing Group, Exova houses Canada’s National Solar Test Facility (NSTF), for testing and rating of solar technologies under controlled sunlight, temperature, and wind.