Note: This description was written with the guidance of a Geyserwise approved installer and a Licensed plumber and Solar Installer that has installed many of these systems.
Geyserwise has developed a revolutionary solar geyser system that is not only more efficient than conventional solar geysers but can be installed in less than half the time it would take to install a split pumped solar system with a traditional flat plate or evacuated tubes collector. Also, the initial capital layout is less than half that of a conventional solar geyser.
This system uses a PTC (Positive Temperature Co-efficient) dual AC and DC Stainless steel element expected to last in the region of 10 years. It has been proven that even with the AC back upon, this element is up to 30% more efficient than an electric immersion heating element.
This system makes for easy conversion of literally any existing electrical geyser out there, to solar. It uses PV technology with the use of a specifically designed MPPT (maximum power point tracker) to maximize the output of your PV panels/solar panels to the element.
Real-time system performance is monitored on the system controller display which can be installed anywhere in your home that suits your needs, from this controller you can set the AC backup timer, set the maximum water temperatures and set your geyser to holiday mode if you will be away for a couple of days.
One of the most important factors consumers can benefit from include that the installation of this system does not void your geyser warranties by the manufacturer. The system has been approved by the likes of Kwikot, Heat Tech, Duratherm, and many more. It might be equally important to note that this system is SABS approved.
The SABS certificate and letters from other geyser manufacturers can be downloaded from the specifications tab.
There are kits available from 100Litres to 200Litres with both AC & DC Power supply. However, for 50Litre geysers, the standard dual function element does not fit inside the geyser and therefore only the 900w DC Element can be installed on these geysers. (See this element in the “accessories” tab. Or click here.
- The Low Irradiation kits can be used in Gauteng
- The High Irradiation kits can be used in Cape Town
Below is a list of all the components typically included with a kit, we provide the option to buy these kits with no panels.
(Please note that the system has to be independently connected to the number of panels as outlined per kit below.*)
Important Note: Roof Hook Brackets not included (this is required for tile roof installations) – see Accessories Tab
Typical Tile roof hook bracket installation
- 100L PV Kits – 4 roof hook mounts required*
- 150L PV Kits – 6 roof hook mounts required*
- 200L PV Kits – 8 roof hook mounts required*
The 200L Kit is made up of the following components
|250W PV Panel X4 for Low Irradiation Areas and 3x 300w Panels For High Irradiation Areas.(Not included with no panels kit)|
|2 kW AC/DC Withdrawable Element|
|Flange if required (Flange is used on Heat Tech and Kwikott Geysers)|
|PTC Stainless Steel Sensor Tube|
|Inline Fuse holder|
|Element Connector Cable|
|6m Male to Female Extention Cable Black|
|6m Male to Female Extention Cable Red|
|PV AZb4 1 Male 2 Female Splitter|
|PV-AZS4 2 male to 1 female Splitter|
|Mounting Clips X16 (Not included with no panels kit)|
|Pre-galvanized Solar Strut 4mt X2 (Not included with no panels kit)|