2x KS-2000S/L/P Collector
NEW ZPKS 2 Panel Connection Set
Universal Construction KSOL-2 Panel A Frame
ZPS 6-01 (up to 4 panels) Pump Station
18L Solar Potable Expansion Vessel
Hydro Pro Bracket (8,12,18,24 Exp Vessel)
Glycol Filling and Pressurising Pump
Solaris PG20 25L Unit Pre-Mixed Antifreeze
UFH1 Solar Thermal Systems – are Keymark approved
A result of years of continuous development the eco-sol system now performs even on cloudy days. In hundreds of installations the eco-sol system provides 90% to 100% of hot water in the summer and around 75% throughout the year. Solar energy availability in the UK is much greater than most people imagine. The UK receives on average approximately 65% of the annual radiation experienced by the South of Spain. The solar energy that we experience is accounted for by approximately 40% direct radiation (received when it is sunny) and some 60% diffused, or scattered, radiation (received on cloudy days).
The eco-sol system is an economical and virtually maintenance-free way to harness this valuable and free supply of renewable energy. Through the advances in the design and performance of the eco-sol water heaters we can now capture more of that energy.
Finally by choosing eco-sol from UFH1 as part of your energy efficient heating system you are guaranteed to save fuel, you will achieve valuable reductions in C02 emissions, and as more and more of make use of this free source of natural energy, our exposure and that of future generations to climate change and dangerous technologies such as nuclear power will be reduced.
Why Invest in Solar Panel Technology?
Installing solar panels saves energy which saves money. Installing solar panels reduces C02
emissions which saves the environment. 'Greening the home' can be achieved through a series of steps, including double glazing and adding a condensing boiler.
However, solar panels and solar hot water heating are considered as "the ultimate way to achieve a large reduction in carbon emissions". UFH1 believe that the UK should follow the Spanish model of installing solar hot water heating and solar thermal technology in all newly built houses. Spain has adopted a blanket policy, which stipulates that all new homes should include solar hot water heating solutions.
House builders and developers are under increasing pressure to improve the energy efficiency of their homes, with ambitious government targets to make all homes zero carbon by 2016. However, the UK is currently lagging behind Europe when it comes to building energy efficient homes.
Solar thermal technology and solar hot water heating can complement an existing heating and hot water system by providing up to 70% of a house's hot water requirements. Solar water heating can provide almost all of your hot water during the summer months about 70% annually. The average domestic system reduces C02 by around 350 - 400kg per year, depending on the fuel replaced.
Location and Climate – Will it work in the UK?
Solar energy availability in the UK is much greater than most people imagine. Indeed the UK receives on average approximately 65% of the annual radiation experienced by the South of Spain and even 55% of that received on the Equator. The solar energy that we experience is accounted for by approximately 40% direct radiation (received when it is sunny) and some 60% diffuse, or scattered, radiation (received on cloudy days). The solar radiation received on a plane, facing due south, which is inclined at 30O (this is a typical inclination for solar collectors situated on a pitched roof in the UK, varies from about 900 kWh/m2 per year in the North of the UK to approximately 1,300 kWh/m2 per year in the South West.
Whilst the highest amounts of monthly solar radiation are obviously experienced in the summer months, there is enough radiation coming from the sun in spring, autumn and winter to make a very useful contribution to a household's energy needs. A total of 1350 hours of sunshine per year are experienced on average in the UK according to the MET Office. Areas in the north of the UK have about 1250 hrs per
year while in the south the sunshine could provide up to 1470 hrs per annum. There are 8 months when the sun is out for more than 100 hrs per month. Four of these months the sun is out for well over 150 hrs
per month. There are only two months in the year when the sunshine is less than 50 hrs per month.
Solar Panel Kits
The UFH1 solar collector kits are designed to heat domestic hot water, support central heating (with an appropriate cylinder/system) and/or heat swimming pool water.
The UFH1 KS2000 solar collectors have been subjected to full energy and quality testing procedures and received the SOLAR KEYMARK quality mark.
The annual energy efficiency of KS2000 collectors is one of the highest among all collectors tested in accordance with the solar keymark procedure at the SPF institute in Rapperswil, Switzerland.
1. A transparent cover made of SUN PLUS glass panes with very high transmittance (about 92%) of short-wave light spectrum.
2. An absorber - a copper plate coated with a black chrome selective surface with properties of high absorption, about 95%, and low-emissivity of solar heat.
3. Our collectors are coated with a black chrome selective surface to absorb solar radiation. As this process is electrolysis and does not involve any coatings the long term performance is not affected in any way from peeling or lifting.
4. UFH1 panels are constructed so that the copper absorber plate is welded to the copper heater pipes. As copper is a better conductor of heat than Aluminium, the all copper construction is the most efficient.
5. An aluminium frame and insulation are used to reduce the heat losses.
Compact space-saving design
High quality manufacture
Excellent manufacturer’s guarantee
Supplied as a complete kit of parts for quick and simple installation
Unobtrusive roof-integrated solar collector option
Simple and safe feature against overheating and freezing
Tried and tested in thousands of installations
Domestic water heating
Industrial water heating
Can be used in many applications, such as hot water for hotels, schools, offices, shops, canteens and swimming pool heating etc.
There are many things to consider when choosing which kit/cylinder to have and these include:
- Domestic hot water requirements
- Location in the UK
- Orientation of the building
- Roof space available and angle of the roof
- Cylinder size and positioning
There are two ways in which systems are calculated and both ways have proven to be successful:
Allow 1-1.25m2 of collector area (gross) per person. UFH1 solar collectors have 2.09m2 each.
The cylinder requirements are 50-60m2 litres per m2 of collector surface area
e.g. 4 occupants (4m2 – 5m2) 2 Panels equate to 4.18m2. Cylinder size 200-240L
This would be sufficient to satisfy for 4 people to get 70% of the annual domestic hot water demand
System sizing continued
Allow 50L for each shower room and 75L for each bathroom in the property and each panel will cater for 100-125L
e.g. The property has 2 shower/en suites and a bathroom.
2 x 50 + 1 x 75 = 175L of water requirements at peak demand, therefore a 2 panel system and a 200-250L cylinder will suffice.
Delivery - Pick up is available and £100 delivery cost is to most UK mainland areas (exluding Scottish Highlands).