Cirrex® from A. O. Smith is a leap forward in solar thermal water heating and quite simply one of the greenest solution available to homeowners today. Up to 70% of its energy comes from the sun, not from the power company, which can significantly reduce the homeowner’s utility bills in addition to helping protect the planet. Cirrex is an all-in-one system, which simplifies specification and installation for the contractor. Its solar thermal collectors can generate as much energy as traditional photovoltaic solar panels at one-eighth the cost. The 80- or 120-gallon Cirrex system comes with a one, two or three-panel configuration, which easily meets the needs of a plumbing contractor. In addition, the ENERGY STAR®-qualified Cirrex has Solar Energy Factors up to 10.1 and is eligible for a federal tax credit of 30% of the entire installation cost with no cap. Furthermore, local utility rebates are often available in addition to the federal tax credit.
The SACI-02-M200202-000 is an indirect solar booster water heater with a 120-gallon tank that is specially designed for installation as part of a direct solar water heating system. It provides an energy-efficient supplementary source of water heating power and hot water storage to help maintain consistent water temperature during periods when direct solar components cannot meet system demands.