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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

ModelThermoPower-VHP10ThermoPower-VHP20ThermoPower-VHP30
# Of Tubes102030
Dimensions (in)36 x 79 in68 x 79 in101 x 79 in
Weight (lbs)88 lbs170 lbs252 lbs
Aperture Area (sqft)10.01 sqft20.03 sqft30.04 sqft
Storage Tank (G)30 - 40 G50 - 60 G70+ G
Flow Rate (GPM)0.28 GPM0.56 GPM0.84 GPM
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Replacement Parts & Safety

ItemQtyDescription
ThermoPower-A-VHP-58X1800MMTUBE-10NAPackage of 10 glass tubes (no heat pipe inside)
Thermopower-A-VHP-58x1800MM-HP-1NASold individually. Heat pipe only
ThermoPower-RP-VHP-58X1800MMTUBEHP-10NAHeat pipe inserted inside of evacuated tube (set).
ThermoPower-RP-VHP-EndCap-FNAEvacuated tube plastic end cap (female component)
ThermoPower-RP-VHP-EndCap-MNAEvacuated tube plastic end cap (male component)
ThermoPower-RP-VHP-RingNAEPDM ring installed between class a manifold body around each tube.
ThermoPower-VHP-HTPASTENAHeat transfer paste (between heat pipe and manifold)
ProtectMaxx-GLYCOL-FG-50PCT-5G1High temp solar glycol, required to not void collector warranty. Pre-mixed to 50%.
XMaxx-HW-BUSHING-1IN-3/4IN2Adapter 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")
4FlowMaxx 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-F1For interconnecting multiple collectors together. Maximum number of interconnections without expansion joint (2 VHP30).

Mounting Options

Flush Mounting on Asphalt Roof or Metal Roof

ItemQtyDescription
ConnectMaxx-TPALDH29-2FM-V3 or
ConnectMaxx-TPALDH29-2FM-V2
2 or 1Base 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-Caulk1Rated roof sealant for sealing all roof penetrations.
ConnectMaxx-TRUV-AS-MLLFLASH-KIT6When 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

ItemQtyDescription
ConnectMaxx-TPALDH29-2FM-V3 or
ConnectMaxx-TPALDH29-2FM-V2
2 or 1Base 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-Caulk1Rated roof sealant for sealing all roof penetrations.
ConnectMaxx-UV-QMUTM-TILE-V26Allows for mounting to all tile roof types.
XMaxx-HW-M8-40mm-TBolt12T bolts for interconnecting rails
ConnectMaxx-TRHW-M8-HEXNUT12HEXNuts 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-Caulk1Rated roof sealant for sealing all roof penetrations.
ConnectMaxx-TRUV-AS-MLLFLASH-KIT6When 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-LBASE6Collects frame of collector to the MLL flashing kit.
ConnectMaxx-TRHW-M8-HEXNUT6Nut for connecting LBASE to MLLFlash Kit
ConnectMaxx-TRHW-M830MM-HEX6Bolt for connecting LBASE to MLLFlash Kit

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

ItemQtyDescription
ConnectMaxx-TPALDH29-2FS-V21Free standing mounting kit. Includes all components for “A-Frame”. Does not include lag bolts for connection into roof material.
XMaxx-HW-PLS30-Caulk1Rated roof sealant for sealing all roof penetrations.

Or

ItemQtyDescription
ConnectMaxx-TRUV-1FS-FTLEG-V33Front Leg for incline mounting kit (includes lag bolt for roof).
ConnectMaxx-TRUV-1FS-BLEG-V33Rear Leg for incline mounting kit (includes lag bolt for roof).
XMaxx-HW-PLS30-Caulk1Rated 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

ItemQtyDescription
ThermoPower-A-VDF-TUBE-181Package of 18pcs; ThermoPower-VDF tubes, 47x1600mm. Replacement glass.
ProtectMaxx-GLYCOL-FG-50PCT-5G1High temp solar glycol, required to not void collector warranty. Pre-mixed to 50%.
XMaxx-HW-BUSHING-3/4IN-1/2IN2Adapter from ½” to ¾” (female NPT), makes easy to interconnect with line set quick connects.
FlowMaxx-A-3/4IN-3/4IN-PF-M*4FlowMaxx 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-F1For interconnecting multiple collectors together. Maximum number of interconnections without expansion joint (3 VDF20).
 

Mounting Options

Flush Mounting on Asphalt Roof or Metal Roof

ItemQtyDescription
ConnectMaxx-TPALDH29-2FM-V3 or ConnectMaxx-TPALDH29-2FM-V22 or 1Base 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-Caulk1Rated roof sealant for sealing all roof penetrations.
ConnectMaxx-TRUV-AS-MLLFLASH-KIT4When 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

ItemQtyDescription
ConnectMaxx-TPALDH29-2FM-V3 or ConnectMaxx-TPALDH29-2FM-V22 or 1Base 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-Caulk1Rated roof sealant for sealing all roof penetrations.
ConnectMaxx-UV-QMUTM-TILE-V24Allows for mounting to all tile roof types.
XMaxx-HW-M8-40mm-TBolt12T bolts for interconnecting rails
ConnectMaxx-TRHW-M8-HEXNUT12HEXNuts for tbolts

Free Standing Mounting

ItemQtyDescription
ConnectMaxx-TPALDH29-2FS-V21Free standing mounting kit. Includes all components for “A-Frame”. Does not include lag bolts for connection into roof material.
XMaxx-HW-PLS30-Caulk1Rated roof sealant for sealing all roof penetrations.

Or

ItemQtyDescription
ConnectMaxx-TRUV-1FS-FTLEG-V32Front Leg for incline mounting kit (includes lag bolt for roof).
ConnectMaxx-TRUV-1FS-BLEG-V32Rear Leg for incline mounting kit (includes lag bolt for roof).
XMaxx-HW-PLS30-Caulk1Rated roof sealant for sealing all roof penetrations.

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1.877.786.6299

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