The components shown below are representative of the AET supplied components. Vendors/suppliers may change periodically.
Efficient solar energy collection starts with high thermal conductivity between fin and tube inside of the solar collector. For lasting performance and durability, this fin-to-tube joint must be highly conductive and strong enough to endure the unrelenting torture of the sun's rays - which can cause other types of joints to weaken, expand and pull apart. The high frequency weld of our fintube insures high efficiency and unsurpassed strength.
The Crystal Clear coating process is based on a proprietary single-phase nanocrystalline technology. This technology allows the nonocrystals to be in a face-centered orientation, thus creating optimum geometric matrices for short-wave light to be stored and long-wave light to be reflected. The product is fully encapsulated using a permanent, protective glass layer that acts as an anti-reflective, adds consistant durability for manufacturing and inhibits corrosion.
Thermafin pre-drilled headers are produced from straight length copper tube per ASTM B 88-current, Standard Specification for Seamless Copper Water Tube. UNS No. C12200, DHP (Phosphorized, high residual phosphorus), 1" Type M, H58 (drawn, general purpose) temper, full hard alloy.