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Rheem 300L Solar Water Heater

If your home is in a temperate or tropical location which is not subject to frost and you have good quality drinking water, then the Rheem 52L Series system is ideal.

The 52L Series system directly heats the water as it passes through the collectors and then automatically circulates it back into the storage tank.

This process continues whilst the sun is shining giving you and your family ample hot water. Available in in 4 COLORBOND® colours, and either gas or electric boost – for days when the sun doesn’t shine.

  • The 52L Series system directly heats the water as it passes through the collectors and then automatically circulates it back into the storage tank.
  • This process continues whilst the sun is shining giving you and your family ample hot water.
    Available in in 4 COLORBOND® colours, and either gas or electric boost – for days when the sun doesn’t shine.

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ARRANTY

7 year cylinder, 7 year collector(s), 3 year labor on cylinder and collector(s), 1 year parts including labor. (on a system with NPT200 collectors)

10 year cylinder, 10 year collector(s), 5 years labor on cylinder and collector(s), 5 year parts including labor. (on a system with Australis 10 & Titan collectors)

Applies to domestic installations only. For further information on warranty, please refer to the owner’s guide.

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Step forward with Rheem Solar

Solar Hot Water Bar Plumbing and the Sunshine Coast

Installing clean, renewable Rheem Solar hot water is one of the simplest ways to dramatically cut your carbon emissions and contribute to a sustainable future. By using the natural power of the sun, a solar hot water system can benefit homes and businesses with long-term savings for years after installation.

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Why Choose a Rheem Solar Hot Water System?

Rheem is Australia’s number one brand in hot water, we offer the latest products and expertise to ensure that your hot water system is the best solution for you. We have a range of solar hot water or heat pump systems that can save you up to 73% on household hot water energy use, 85%* if you live in the tropics. The Federal Government solar incentives can also reduce the initial investment, making it good for the environment and good for your pocket. See below for details.

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No hot water? Always running out? Talk to us

Solar Hot Water Specialist Sunshine Coast

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Choose the right Rheem Solar Hot Water for your home
Efficient designs. Long-lasting materials.
Plus you’ll find a range of choices unmatched in Australia.

Smarter Solar

Reduce costs and emission savings with the leading systems for solar hot water.

Step forward with Rheem Solar Installing clean, renewable solar hot water is one of the simplest ways to dramatically cut your carbon emissions and contribute to a sustainable future. By using the natural power of the sun, a solar hot water system can benefit homes and businesses with long-term savings for years after installation.

Explore the Rheem Solar range.

Reduce costs and emission savings with the leading systems for solar hot water.

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Curb emissions and energy costs. We have models for warmer climates, with gas or electric boosters to keep your showers hot, no matter where you live.

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With Australia’s abundant sunshine it makes great sense to get your hot water FREE from the sun, 0ur heat pumps can help reduce your energy usage over time and bring your carbon emissions down.

With a gas or electric booster, you can have hot showers all year round – even when the sun doesn’t shine!

A solar water heater or heat pump can help reduce your energy usage over time and … With a gas or electric booster, you can have hot showers all year round.

Beat rising energy prices with solar hot water. . With a solar hot water heater, you can enjoy big savings on your energy use and reduce your greenhouse gas emissions. Bar Plumbing with Rheem hot water systems uses a range of technologies to provide efficient and cost-effective solar water heating solutions for all Australian climates.

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Slash hot water heating bills

Beat rising energy prices with solar hot water. . With a Solar hot water heater you can enjoy big savings on your energy use, Slash hot water heating bills and reduce your greenhouse gas emissions.

Bar Plumbing with Rheem hot water systems use a range of technologies to provide efficient and cost effective solar water heating solutions for all Australian climates.

Did you know?

Around 30 per cent of the energy used to heat water in a storage system is wasted due to heat loss from the tank and associated pipe work.

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Let the Sun heat your water, you can have unlimited free hot water warmed with the power of the sun. Bar Plumbing takes care of all your Hot Water needs.

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Solar hot water systems

Solar hot water systems take advantage of Australia’s supply of sunshine and use solar energy to heat water for household use. A solar hot water system should provide between 50 and 90% of your hot water needs—the amount depends on your local climate and the model of solar hot water heater you install. Solar hot water systems generally come with electric or gas boosters to provide the rest of your hot water needs.

There are many types of solar hot water systems (or solar water heaters) available so it’s important to do your research and choose one that suits your needs. You can consult the Solar water heater guide for households for comprehensive information to assist you before and after installation.

How do solar hot water systems work?

Solar hot water systems use solar collectors (either flat panels or evacuated tubes) which absorb energy from the sun to heat water for your home. The heated water is then stored in an insulated tank for when you need it. The solar collectors are usually located on the roof of your home—they are best positioned facing north. On cloudy days, or when hot water usage is higher than usual, your hot water system may need a boost. The booster will come on when the temperature of water in the storage tank falls below the thermostat setting and turn off automatically when the water reaches the required temperature. For more control over the system, a manual booster switch and a timer may be installed to ensure you make the most of the amount of energy coming from the sun to heat the water. A gas booster generally produces less greenhouse gas emissions than an electric booster. If you live in a frost-prone area ask your retailer about frost protection for your solar hot water system. To maximise the benefits of installing a solar water heater ensure you understand how solar water heaters work, the best type for your particular circumstances as well as how they should be installed, operated and maintained.

The benefits of solar hot water systems

Solar hot water systems generally cost more to buy and install than other types of water heaters, but the extra upfront cost will be recovered over the life of the system through reduced energy bills. Solar hot water systems will recover their costs more quickly in larger households, in warmer parts of the country, or where there is plenty of access to sunlight. The benefits of solar hot water should outweigh the upfront cost: The difference in cost will be paid back as you’ll spend less on heating water. You’ll reduce the amount of greenhouse gases your home produces. And of course another major benefit of solar hot water systems is that they use a renewable energy resource. If you decide a solar hot water heater is the best system for your household ensure you understand how different electricity tariffs will impact your bills and install the system correctly.

Bar Plumbing is a ong established plumbing company specializing in all forms of hot water solar, electric and gas Rheem Australia certified service agents. We also do general plumbing and renovation work servicing North Brisbane, Kilcoy and upto Gympie.

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Australia’s solar powered craft beer breweries.

Natasha Bedingfield once sang about having a pocket full of sunshine but these days it’s all about having a pint of sunshine instead.
With a range of Australian breweries making the switch to solar power, pouring a cold one on a hot day – or a cold day with a roaring fire – will taste that little bit sweeter…and cleaner.
The Clean Energy Council has prepared a mixed six of solar-powered breweries from across Australia, providing a huge range of choices to help you find your perfect sundowner.

Clean Energy Council

This brewing house is environmentally sustainable right down to its name.

Helios was the legendary Greek sun God tasked by Zeus with driving a chariot carrying the sun through the sky each day for all mankind. The brewery’s owners are all environmental professionals and one of them, Scott Shomer, was trained by Al Gore a decade ago to spread the word about the need for change.

And now, through the power of the sun, the brewery ensures each pot, pint and bottle of beer is both water and power efficient. They also send the spent grain from the beer making process to a pig farm instead of landfill, because the local hogs apparently love it.

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Put The Sun To Work & Save Money On Your Hot Water Bills

We’ll be happy to recommend the best system for your household, energy requirements and budget, and then give you a personalized quote. No Deposit Interest Free Lombard FinanceFinance your purchase with the Lombard 180 Visa card and pay no interest over the current promotional term. Plus get the added flexibility of 0% p.a. interest for 6 months on any future card purchases of $250 or more* – everywhere Visa is accepted!

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Hot Water Solar Hot Water Installations Hot Water Systems

Bar Plumbing is a long established plumbing company specializing in the installation of Hot Water Systems, and are electric and gas Rheem Australia certified service agents. We also do general plumbing and renovation work servicing North Brisbane, Kilcoy and upto Gympie.

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Very neat pipework?!

This Job was completed at Gympie recently.
Bar Plumbing removed the old system from the laundry and relocated the new one outside, connecting the plumbing underneath the house!
Our prices are both fair and affordable for all types of work.
We work hard to provide the customer with the best solution and price every time.
All our team members are highly qualified. All are trained according to the latest technologies.

It’s been another beautiful start to the week on the Sunshine Coast! Clear blue skies and a chill in the air!
This install was completed recently in Pacific Paradise.
A 180L solar hot water system, suitable for 1-3 people!

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Enjoy the benefits of:

0% p.a. interest for 6 months on any card purchases of $250 or more
0% p.a. interest for up to 55 days on any card purchases under $250
The ability to borrow up to $30,000
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7 reasons to choose a solar hot water system

Solar Hot Water Heaters

By installing a solar hot water heating system in your home you can:

  • ENJOY free energy from the sun
  • PROTECT yourself from rising energy costs
  • SAVE up to 90% on your water heating bills*
  • Access RELIABLE hot water 24/7
  • DECREASE your household’s carbon footprint
  • INCREASE the value of your property

Solar water heaters use the solar energy from the sun to generate heat – not electricity – which can then be used to heat water for your household. Depending on the climate you live in, Solar Hot Water heating systems can provide up to 90% of your hot water for free using the sun’s energy – without generating greenhouse gas emissions.*

Water heating is the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions from an average Australian home. It accounts for nearly 21% of the energy and generates about 23% of the greenhouse gas emissions.* Electric water heaters, in particular, contribute to these emissions. Only 50% of Australian homes use electric water heaters and they contribute 80% of hot water greenhouse emissions.

In Australia, the split of energy used for water heating comes from**:

Natural gas 48%
Electricity 45%
Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) 3%

An efficient hot water service can also add value to your home and help meet state, territory or local government regulations.

For an industry overview of solar hot water systems see the Resources section where you will find a list of independent sites we’ve collated to assist you to find more information.

* Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency (DCCEE) 2010 and 2012.

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Solar Water Heaters

Using solar energy

To heat water is an effective way to use Australia’s abundant sunshine, save energy, save money and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Solar Water Heaters (SWHs) make up around 13 per cent of all hot water systems used in Australia.

Installation is important and depending on your location, direction of solar panels and the amount of water you use, a SWH could provide 50 to 90 per cent of your hot water needs.

What is a solar water heater?

A solar water heater uses energy from the sun to heat water for your home. Solar panels on your roof collect energy from the sun’s rays to heat water which flows to a storage tank, ready for use.

There are many different types and configurations of solar water heaters available. It is important to select the type that is most suitable to your family size, climate, house type, roof characteristics, water quality, available space and aesthetic preferences.

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How does it work?

Cold water flows from the tank to the solar collector, usually positioned on your roof. In a split system like the one shown below, cold water is pumped up to the collector. In a thermosiphon system where the tank is mounted on the roof above the collectors, cold water flows naturally into the collector because it is heavier than hot water.
The solar collector is made of materials that absorb heat from the sun very efficiently. The cold water travels through the collector and the heat in the collector heats up the water, which returns to the tank
Hot water rises to the top of the tank and colder water is taken from the bottom and returned to the solar collector. When you use hot water, it is taken from the top of the tank where the water is hottest.

The two most common types of SWHs are close-coupled thermosiphon systems and split systems. Consumers can choose between many component types to suit the needs of the home. Generally you can select:

Boosting options
Gas (natural or LPG)
Electric
Collectors
Flat plate panels
Evacuated tube collectors
System configuration
Thermosiphon
Split systems
Electronic controls

Close-coupled thermosiphon

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Installing a Rheem solar water heater is a great way to lower your household’s energy use. And, with government incentives still available, it just makes sense.

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What is a Solar Water Heater?

What is Solar & Heat Pump?

Direct solar water heaters use roof mounted solar “collectors” to absorb energy from the sun. The energy collected is then used to heat the water stored in the storage tank. … Indirect heating prevents water freezing in the collectors and pipe-work, which can permanently damage the system.
Solar water heaters capture the heat and light from the sun inside the solar collectors which are typically mounted on the north facing aspect of a roof. Water is drawn into the collectors from a storage tank, located either on the roof (a close coupled, or thermosiphon system) or at ground level (a split system). The heated water travels from the bottom to the top of the collector, where it is then returned to the tank, ready for use. In areas that are prone to frost, or with water quality issues, there are “indirect systems” which use a patented heat exchange fluid system. These systems prevent water from freezing in the pipe-work or collectors and damaging the system .

Solar water heaters come in a range of tank sizes and boosting capacities. Solar water heaters require installation by a suitably qualified person. Contact your plumber or click on the “Find an Installer” button on the website for more information.

Types of Solar Water Heaters

There are two types of solar heaters – direct and indirect.
Direct systems are designed for warmer climates while indirect systems are designed for cooler climates that experience frost.

Direct solar water heaters
Direct solar water heaters use roof mounted solar “collectors” to absorb energy from the sun. The energy collected is then used to heat the water stored in the storage tank. Generally, this is achieved by running the water through channels (also known as “risers”) in the

collector. As the water moves up the collector it gets hotter and returns into the tank, ready to use.

Indirect solar water heaters

Indirect solar water heaters are designed for frost prone climates. They work similarly to direct models but rather than ‘directly’ heating the water in the solar collectors, a special fluid with anti-freeze properties is heated. This fluid, kept within an enclosed circuit in Rheem Premier Loline systems, transfers the heat to the water when it “drains back” into the tank. In this way the sun does heats the water indirectly, heating the fluid which then heats the water. Indirect heating prevents water freezing in the collectors and pipe-work, which can permanently damage the system. Indirect solar water heaters have true frost protection and do not rely on frost valves which can be unreliable.

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What is a Heat Pump Water Heater?

A heat pump water heater consists of an insulated storage tank and a heating module. The heating module must be installed outdoors, but there are options to install the storage tank either outdoors with the heating module, or indoors separated from the heating module by up to 4 metres.

A heat pump works to heat water by transferring the intensified warmth from the air around it into the water, stored in the tank, via a heat exchange system that works in a similar way to an air conditioner.

When emptied, it takes time to reheat to have you back in hot water. Heat pumps draw less electricity than a traditional electric storage water heater, and in doing so, are more energy efficient. They do take longer to heat water, so consider a larger tank capacity to ensure you have enough hot water when you need it.

Heat pumps are an ideal replacement option for an electric water heater as they will often use existing plumbing; or as an alternative to solar where unshaded north facing or limited roof space is a problem as they don’t require the installation of roof mounted solar collectors.

The best homes for solar hot water meet the following requirements:

A good-sized roof – most houses will use 2 collectors which are each around 2m tall x 1 m wide. That means you need at least 2m x 2m, plus some clearance space on your roof. You’ll also need some ground space for the ground-mounted hot water storage tank. For a roof-mounted tank, you’ll need even more roof space .
A north-facing roof area – it’s best if the collectors can be mounted facing north in order to capture the most sunlight. If you’re not sure, use a compass or go to Google Earth to check if you’ve got a north-facing roof area.
An area free from shade – the roof where the solar collectors are fitted needs to get plenty of sunlight – so watch out for shade from trees or surrounding buildings.

Climate can also be a factor when choosing a solar heater. Extreme weather areas that get frost or very high heat will need a product designed to suit the climate.

Remember, a plumber or solar installer can help you make sure you have the right set-up, Contact James today for a free quote.

If your house doesn’t suit solar, a Heat Pump is a great alternative. We call it ‘solar without the panels’.

Heat Pumps can attract solar rebates and incentives.