Below is a performance graph of Waimangu Apricus solar hot water system.
Apricus own and manage the manufacturing process, allowing us the unique position to offer a 10-year warranty on Apricus evacuated tube solar hot water collectors. Apricus New Zealand has a nationwide network of installers. Apricus are here for the long term, we stand by our partners and customers.
Apricus has a number of patented designs, along with strong commitment in product improvements and new developments based heavily on feedback from the diverse global customer base.
The Apricus solar collector tubes have a vacuum between two glass layers that work similarly to a thermos flask by retaining up to 95% of the solar energy they capture. This means that heat is retained and not lost into the atmosphere in colder climates and during the winter months.
The Apricus solar hot water collectors passively track the sun, reaching peak output in the early morning and holding its peak until late afternoon. The evacuated tube system is significantly more efficient that traditional flat plate collectors or plate in tube collectors.
Heating water is usually the single biggest energy user in your home, a solar hot water system can reduce your hot water charges and save approximately a quarter of your regular power bill.