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Apricus 250L Electric Boosted 20 Evacuated Tubes Solar Hot Water

Apricus 20 Evacuated Tube 250L Tank Electric Boosted Solar Hot Water System


The Apricus solar collector is a highly efficient thermal solar system, suitable for both domestic and commercial heating. The innovative technology of the Apricus solar collectors are efficient by evacuated tubes, combined with heat pipes & glass wool insulation, environmentally friendly, maintenance free, reliable, frost protected and now very affordable.


In areas where natural gas or LPG bottle gas is not available the Apricus electrically boosted solar system is an extremely efficient choice. The solar collector heats the water in the Everlast tank. If the water requires some additional heating the electric booster heats the water to the required temperature. The electric booster element only heats water when required (or when manually switched on), therefore saving you money through reduced electricity consumption.


Solar System Comprises Following Components


  • 20 tube solar hot water collector system - includes manifold, evacuated tubes and copper heat pipes
  • 250 litre Everlast electric stainless steel tank - Australian made, designed and owned
  • Standard frame for flush mounting solar collectors to tin or tile roofs
  • Circulating pump
  • Resol solar controller
  • Flow rate controller
  • 4 way valve
  • Miscellaneous components - rubber pads, stainless steel straps, screws, bolts etc




Technical Specifications


Product description 20 tube collector
Overall length - 1 1980 mm
Overall height - 2 156 mm
Overall width - 3 1496 mm
Absorber area - 4 1.6 m ²
Aperture area - 5 1.88 m ²
Gross area 2.96 m ²
Gross dry weight - standard frame

63.5 kg


Standard pressure rating 800KPa or 116 psi
Fluid capacity 0.52 L
Recommended fluid flow rate 2 - 3 l/min
Collector efficiency 73 %
Storage tank 250 Litres Tank
Size in litres (Actual) 250 (264)
Height 1620 mm
Diameter 580 mm
Weight empty 53 kg
Weight full 317 kg
Hot water outlet 1191 mm
Return flow to tank 370 mm
Cold water inlet 168 mm
Electric cable entry 143 mm
Optional Extras
High temperature tempering valve
Low angle frame can be used to raise the angle by 12 degrees
Mid angle frame suitable for flat roof or low pitched roof
High angle frame providing an adjustable range of 27 to 50 degrees
Wall mounting - the low, mid or high angle kits can be used to mount a collector on a wall
Pole mounting allowing orientation and angle to be easily set when a roof or wall mount is not suitable
  1. Length of frame front track
  2. Height of frame front track + manifold
  3. Width of manifold (not including inlet/outlet ports for end port model)
  4. Absorber =Outside diameter of outer glass tube x exposed tube length
  5. Aperture = Inner diameter of outer glass tube x exposed tube length

Apricus is reliable and maintenance free
Once installed an Apricus evacuated tube solar collector system should last as long as the roof it's on. And it's frost protected - the water manifold is wrapped in 50mm of Glass-Wool and there is no water in the tubes to freeze. There is no need for complicated anti-freeze heat exchange systems.
Once we've installed your system you should never need to touch it again. The round shape of the tubes means that wind and rain will actually keep the unit clean and functioning optimally.


Apricus is environmentally friendly
Apricus evacuated tube solar collectors not only stop you being so reliant on electricity and gas, they also look after the environment by being primarily constructed of recyclable materials. Even the packaging is recycled cardboard.


The savings Apricus brings
On average 40% of a Australian household's energy cost is for water heating. An Apricus evacuated tube solar collector system can more than halve that cost.An Apricus system can be retrofitted to your existing home, or included in the plans of your new dream house. If you were to add the extra capital required to add a solar hot water system in your new house, the additional amount of interest payment would easily be covered by the savings in energy costs.
And whether it's a new home or an existing home, you can rest assured your new Apricus will always look as good as it performs.


Everlast 250 Litre Storage Tank


Everlast hot water cylinders are superior in design and construction - inside and out. Best of all they are Australian Made, Designed & Owned
Everlast is the only electric hot water heater on the market with a full marine-grade stainless steel inner cylinder and polymer outer casing. Designed to handle very hot water temperatures generated by Apricus solar panels, up to 100C, Everlast are built to last.
Everlast solar storage tanks have been specifically designed for both gas and electric boosted solar systems.
Everlast’s unique features reduce heat loss and give you more usable hot water, all of the time.
All Everlast™ hot water heaters are totally Australian made. All models are built to last for both external and internal installation. All models fit inside a standard 600mm x 600mm cupboard.


Quality and Safety


  • Internationally certified product
  • SPF - Switzerland
  • Australian standard (AS2712, license No SMKP20405)
  • Body cote materials testing Canada Inc(for SRCC OG100 certification, USA)

Downloads and Manuals



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  • Model: AE 250 20 21E
  • Shipping Weight: 71.3kg
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This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 30 November, 1999.