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Article Date: 22nd February 2013

AET'S Camel Solar Attains Solar Keymark Accreditation

HVAC Systems - Heating and Cooling - Underfloor Air Conditioning

AET Flat Plate

The Camel Solar range of flat plate solar thermal collectors from commercial low energy HVAC specialist, AET, has achieved the Solar Keymark, the main quality label recognised across Europe for solar thermal performance.

“This is an important step for Camel Solar,” comments Edward Blake Thomas, Camel Solar’s Sales Manager. “Not all solar thermal collectors are the same and the Solar Keymark provides the significant quality distinction in the market place. It gives consultants, contractors and end-users much needed assurance that our flat plate collectors offer excellent energy efficient performance and are designed and manufactured to the highest standards.”

The Solar Keymark is a voluntary third-party certification mark for solar thermal products, demonstrating that the Camel Solar collectors conform to the relevant European standards and fulfils additional requirements. It is a CEN/CENELEC European mark scheme, dedicated to solar thermal collectors (based on European standard series EN 12975) and factory made solar thermal systems (based on European standard series EN12976). The Solar Keymark was developed by the European Solar Thermal Industry Federation (ESTIF) and CEN (European Committee for Standardisation) in close co-operation with leading European test labs and with the support of the European Commission.

Camel Solar flat plate collectors are renowned for the quality of their performance. The absorbers are finished in a selective coating, which has been developed to increase the amount of heat energy harvested by the collector. Copper absorber pipes and manifolds are ultrasonically welded to the back of the absorbers to maximise heat transfer from the sun to the propylene glycol and water mix.

The collector is fitted with a transparent, low-iron content, tempered anti-reflective glass cover, which is attached to the aluminium box using a special silicone seal. In addition to keeping the collector watertight, this cover also helps minimise heat losses from the front of the collector. Heat losses from the sides and back of the unit are minimised using rock wool insulation.

The flat plate solar thermal collector forms part of AET’s extensive range of Camel Solar products which also includes: evacuated tube collectors (with full ETPL accreditation for ECA compatibility), façade and window facade collectors. AET are the exclusive distributors for the Camel Solar range in the UK.

To learn more about AET’s sustainable solutions, including the Camel Solar range, contact AET direct by email below:

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