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SunMaxx ThermoPower Evacuated Tube Solar Collectors

SunMaxx’s ThermoPower evacuated tube solar collectors are an industry-leading line of solar collectors that have been independently tested and certified to provide maximum performance and value.

To meet all of your hot water and heating needs, we manufacture and distribute three types of evacuated tube collectors:

  • ThermoPower-VHP
    Heat pipe collectors for general residential, commercial and municipal hot water and heating installations
  • ThermoPower-VDF
    U-pipe or direct-flow collectors for flat roof horizontal or facade-style vertical installations
  • ThermoPower-VTS
    Thermosyphon evacuated tube solar collectors for low-cost, do-it-yourself residential solar hot water and heating systems

Our ThermoPower evacuated tube solar collectors are ideal for domestic hot water, space/radiant heating and pool heating for residential, commercial and municipal applications.

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Features & Benefits

  • SRCC OG-100 Certified For Guaranteed Performance

    SRCC certification gives you an independent reference point to judge the performance of evacuated tube solar collectors from major competitors against each other. Our evacuated tube collectors won outperform our competitors.

  • Network Of Dedicated, Professional Installers

    We have trained more than 3,000 professional solar hot water and heating installers across the USA and around the world. This team of professionals is dedicated to providing world-class installation and support.

  • Residential Domestic Hot Water & Radiant Systems

    Perfect for homes of all sizes and in all climates. Use our evacuated tube solar collectors with any of our HelioMaxx pre-packaged kits for your general hot water and/or radiant and space heating needs.

  • Commercial & Municipal Solar Heating Systems

    Our ThermoPower collectors are ideal for any commercial or municipal solar hot water or heating application including general hot water, space/radiant heating, process heating, pool & spa heating and more.

Available Models:

ThermoPower-VHP Heat Pipe Collector Models

Model ThermoPower-VHP10 ThermoPower-VHP20 ThermoPower-VHP30
# Of Tubes 10 20 30
Dimensions (in) 36 x 79 in 68 x 79 in 101 x 79 in
Weight (lbs) 88 lbs 170 lbs 252 lbs
Aperture Area (sqft) 10.01 sqft 20.03 sqft 30.04 sqft
Storage Tank (G) 30 - 40 G 50 - 60 G 70+ G
Flow Rate (GPM) 0.28 GPM 0.56 GPM 0.84 GPM
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Replacement Parts & Safety

Item Qty Description
ThermoPower-A-VHP-58X1800MMTUBE-10 NA Package of 10 glass tubes (no heat pipe inside)
Thermopower-A-VHP-58x1800MM-HP-1 NA Sold individually. Heat pipe only
ThermoPower-RP-VHP-58X1800MMTUBEHP-10 NA Heat pipe inserted inside of evacuated tube (set).
ThermoPower-RP-VHP-EndCap-F NA Evacuated tube plastic end cap (female component)
ThermoPower-RP-VHP-EndCap-M NA Evacuated tube plastic end cap (male component)
ThermoPower-RP-VHP-Ring NA EPDM ring installed between class a manifold body around each tube.
ThermoPower-VHP-HTPASTE NA Heat transfer paste (between heat pipe and manifold)
ProtectMaxx-GLYCOL-FG-50PCT-5G 1 High temp solar glycol, required to not void collector warranty. Pre-mixed to 50%.
XMaxx-HW-BUSHING-1IN-3/4IN 2 Adapter from 1”” to ¾” (female NPT), makes easy to interconnect with line set quick connects. Only used when stepping down 1” connection on collector to ¾”
FlowMaxx-A-3/4IN-3/4IN-PF-M
FlowMaxx-A-1IN-1IN-PF-M (1" fitting")
4 FlowMaxx line set quick connects. Note, we connecting evacuated tube collector to ridge pipe, a thermal expansion compensator must be used to prevent unnecessary thermal expansion stress on the collector field connections. This can be accomplished be using a small section of FlowMaxx line set + quick connects, to build flexible connector. Note, if using all stainless steel pipe to connect the collector field; additional thermal expansion joint not required.
XMaxx-HW-UNION-1IN-F 1 For interconnecting multiple collectors together. Maximum number of interconnections without expansion joint (2 VHP30).

Mounting Options

Flush Mounting on Asphalt Roof or Metal Roof

Item Qty Description
ConnectMaxx-TPALDH29-2FM-V3 or
ConnectMaxx-TPALDH29-2FM-V2
2 or 1 Base mounting aluminum rail or Base mounting rail kit + shafer roof lags. Note the V2 kit includes all hardware required to connect from collectors frame to the roof.
XMaxx-HW-PLS30-Caulk 1 Rated roof sealant for sealing all roof penetrations.
ConnectMaxx-TRUV-AS-MLLFLASH-KIT 6 When mounting on asphalt or metal roof, where normal shafer bolts from above V2 mounting kit are too wide for rafter. Normal installation on purlin / residential roof.

Flush Mounting on Tile Roof

Item Qty Description
ConnectMaxx-TPALDH29-2FM-V3 or
ConnectMaxx-TPALDH29-2FM-V2
2 or 1 Base mounting aluminum rail or Base mounting rail kit*.Note, some hardware from V2 kit will not be used for mounting to tile roofs (pending installation method).
XMaxx-HW-PLS30-Caulk 1 Rated roof sealant for sealing all roof penetrations.
ConnectMaxx-UV-QMUTM-TILE-V2 6 Allows for mounting to all tile roof types.
XMaxx-HW-M8-40mm-TBolt 12 T bolts for interconnecting rails
ConnectMaxx-TRHW-M8-HEXNUT 12 HEXNuts for tbolts

Free Standing Mounting

The VHP series collector includes free standing mounting hardware, however depending on code requirements, additional mounting configurations are recommended.
If mounting directly on purlins (perpendicular to the roof), its recommended to use the following access for mounting to metal / asphalt roof:

XMaxx-HW-PLS30-Caulk 1 Rated roof sealant for sealing all roof penetrations.
ConnectMaxx-TRUV-AS-MLLFLASH-KIT 6 When mounting on asphalt or metal roof, where normal shafer bolts from above V2 mounting kit are too wide for rafter. Normal installation on purlin / residential roof. Includes lag bolts for fastening into wood purlins/rafters.
ConnectMaxx-TRUV-LBASE 6 Collects frame of collector to the MLL flashing kit.
ConnectMaxx-TRHW-M8-HEXNUT 6 Nut for connecting LBASE to MLLFlash Kit
ConnectMaxx-TRHW-M830MM-HEX 6 Bolt for connecting LBASE to MLLFlash Kit

Free standing option with base rail (mount standard hardware on top of base aluminum mounting rail):

Item Qty Description
ConnectMaxx-TPALDH29-2FS-V2 1 Free standing mounting kit. Includes all components for “A-Frame”. Does not include lag bolts for connection into roof material.
XMaxx-HW-PLS30-Caulk 1 Rated roof sealant for sealing all roof penetrations.

Or

Item Qty Description
ConnectMaxx-TRUV-1FS-FTLEG-V3 3 Front Leg for incline mounting kit (includes lag bolt for roof).
ConnectMaxx-TRUV-1FS-BLEG-V3 3 Rear Leg for incline mounting kit (includes lag bolt for roof).
XMaxx-HW-PLS30-Caulk 1 Rated roof sealant for sealing all roof penetrations.

ThermoPower-VDF U-Pipe Collector Models

Model   VDF20   VDF30
# Of Tubes   20   30
Dimensions (in)   60.0 x 64.7 in   87.4 x 64.7 in
Weight (lbs)   115 lbs   170 lbs
Aperture Area (sqft)   19.4 sqft   28.8 sqft
Storage Tank (G)   30 - 40 G   50 - 60 G
Flow Rate (GPM)   0.4 GPM   0.6 GPM

Replacement Parts & Safety

Item Qty Description
ThermoPower-A-VDF-TUBE-18 1 Package of 18pcs; ThermoPower-VDF tubes, 47x1600mm. Replacement glass.
ProtectMaxx-GLYCOL-FG-50PCT-5G 1 High temp solar glycol, required to not void collector warranty. Pre-mixed to 50%.
XMaxx-HW-BUSHING-3/4IN-1/2IN 2 Adapter from ½” to ¾” (female NPT), makes easy to interconnect with line set quick connects.
FlowMaxx-A-3/4IN-3/4IN-PF-M* 4 FlowMaxx line set quick connects. Note, we connecting evacuated tube collector to ridge pipe, a thermal expansion compensator must be used to prevent unnecessary thermal expansion stress on the collector field connections. This can be accomplished be using a small section of FlowMaxx line set + quick connects, to build flexible connector. Note, if using all stainless steel pipe to connect the collector field; additional thermal expansion joint not required.
XMaxx-HW-UNION-1/2IN-F 1 For interconnecting multiple collectors together. Maximum number of interconnections without expansion joint (3 VDF20).
 

Mounting Options

Flush Mounting on Asphalt Roof or Metal Roof

Item Qty Description
ConnectMaxx-TPALDH29-2FM-V3 or ConnectMaxx-TPALDH29-2FM-V2 2 or 1 Base mounting aluminum rail or Base mounting rail kit + shafer roof lags. Note the V2 kit includes all hardware required to connect from collectors frame to the roof.
XMaxx-HW-PLS30-Caulk 1 Rated roof sealant for sealing all roof penetrations.
ConnectMaxx-TRUV-AS-MLLFLASH-KIT 4 When mounting on asphalt or metal roof, where normal shafer bolts from above V2 mounting kit are too wide for rafter. Normal installation on purlin / residential roof.

Flush Mounting on Tile Roof

Item Qty Description
ConnectMaxx-TPALDH29-2FM-V3 or ConnectMaxx-TPALDH29-2FM-V2 2 or 1 Base mounting aluminum rail or Base mounting rail kit*.Note, some hardware from V2 kit will not be used for mounting to tile roofs (pending installation method).
XMaxx-HW-PLS30-Caulk 1 Rated roof sealant for sealing all roof penetrations.
ConnectMaxx-UV-QMUTM-TILE-V2 4 Allows for mounting to all tile roof types.
XMaxx-HW-M8-40mm-TBolt 12 T bolts for interconnecting rails
ConnectMaxx-TRHW-M8-HEXNUT 12 HEXNuts for tbolts

Free Standing Mounting

Item Qty Description
ConnectMaxx-TPALDH29-2FS-V2 1 Free standing mounting kit. Includes all components for “A-Frame”. Does not include lag bolts for connection into roof material.
XMaxx-HW-PLS30-Caulk 1 Rated roof sealant for sealing all roof penetrations.

Or

Item Qty Description
ConnectMaxx-TRUV-1FS-FTLEG-V3 2 Front Leg for incline mounting kit (includes lag bolt for roof).
ConnectMaxx-TRUV-1FS-BLEG-V3 2 Rear Leg for incline mounting kit (includes lag bolt for roof).
XMaxx-HW-PLS30-Caulk 1 Rated roof sealant for sealing all roof penetrations.

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1.877.786.6299

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