If you want your solar thermal system to work efficiently, you have to make sure that as little heat as possible is lost on the way from collector to heat storage. For this purpose, various companies are offering pre-insulated pipes specially designed for solar thermal systems, which are typically quite easy to install.
We collected data from 61 different pre-insulated pipes in all the different variations that can be found on the market today. From single to dual pipes, with or without an integrated wire for sensors, to pipes from copper, aluminum or steel. In our overview you can find pipes with insulation from EPDM, PU, NBR, polyester fleece or even stone wool.
A comprehensive overview about trends and the latest innovations in the solar piping market was published in issue 7/2014. Subscribes of Sun & Wind Energy can read the article for free in our download section.