|Item code||Model number|
|CANSOLARMAX240||RA240 SOLAR MAX|
Cansolair Inc. has developed a forced convection solar space heating unit called the Model RA 240 SOLAR MAX. A dwelling of 1000 square feet can have a complete air change in 1.5 hours. Working experience indicates that comfortable room temperature can be maintained in a 1000 square foot dwelling with 15 minutes of sunlight per hour with a single unit.
Ninety cubic feet per minute of colder and relatively heavier air is drawn by a quiet and powerful fan (consumes 31 watts) through a filter near the floor. This filtered air is pumped through the first checkvalve, the specially modified collector core, and then back into your living space through the last check valve near the ceiling. The resulting high volume air movement not only filters, but will destratify as well as directly heat the air in your home or business.One or more modules can be vertically or horizontally mounted on any South-East, South, or South-West-facing wall or roof that is free from shadow. Each fully automatic, thermostatically controlled module can maintain average room temperature in about eight thousand cubic feet of residential or commercial space.These new solar panels can automatically eliminate your having to pay for more conventional and polluting forms of heat energy whenever the sun shines. "Whenever you can see a shadow, why waste money and pollute the air unnecessarily?" Our solar panels are designed to be completely independent of, but complimentary to, your existing heating system, no matter how large or what type may currently be in your home or building. Solar Heating was considered too expensive and impractical, with too long a pay-back; Until Now
The Cansolair Solar Max 240 consists of a four by seven solar collector (28 Square feet, or 2.6 square meters). Solar Max 240 has 15 vertical columns of cylindrical shape, making the actual surface exposed to the sun greater than 2.6 square meters.The same cylindrical shape allows the Solar Max to receive solar radiation for a longer period due to the angle of incidence of the sun hitting the solar panel.
Peak BTU performance was observed during the noon hour period in October 2001 wherein the temp rise was 50 to 54F degrees resulting in a 9000 to 9720 Btu or 2636 to 2847 Watts. Peak BTU performance will actually increase in colder weather due to the rise in temperature between input and output temperature and a lower angle of incidence.
The Solar Max 240 has a quick response rate of 8 minutes from the appearance of sun to “cut-in” based on 100 degree F output temperature. Solar Max 240 uses the most conductive black paint available for solar collectors. Solar Max uses a lexan outer cover which allows sunlight in and is resistant to the elements.
Heat of up to 10,000 BTU (or more),when the sun is out provides a warm flow of air to heat your house. This is like having 3Kw of heat circulating in your home which will feel warmer than a typical 3KW electric heater. An electric heater does not cause the air to flow.Solar Heat is environmentally friendly and does not produce any emissions into the atmosphere. Solar Heat is available when the sun is out and there is no cost of consumption. Solar Heat will not increase in costs resulting in no unknown negative impacts on your budget. The Costs of the Solar Max 240 are all the costs you will incur to generate supplementary heat for your home. You will not have to do any further work, such as cutting wood, in order to realize savings on your heating bill. Install the Solar Max 240 and sit back and enjoy the heat and the savings. Economic payback is estimated to be 3-6 years.
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Please use the following diagram to determine which house best represents your home's orientation to the sun. If you have a wall with a southerly exposure like house A then you would find one panel adequate during the fall, winter and spring. If house B more closely resembles your home's orientation then I would recommend two panels. You would have an advantage over the single panel installation in that your total solar gain would be greater and you would get heat from sun up till sun down all year round which helps balance payback.
Five years for "qualified installer" installations and one year for "customer installed" installations.
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State of installation: Massachusetts
Type of house: Custom ranch
Size of house: approx. 4000 sf
I installed this unit to an addition of my house that was
built on lally columns. This room was constantly cold due to high ceilings and the amount
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This product is an excellent alternative heating source under the proper conditions. I was reluctant to permanently install the unit (i.e. cut holes in my house) until I knew what results to expect. One side of the house had a southern exposure, but
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The RA 240 did what it said it was going to do and we are very happy with it. The installation of the RA 240 was very simple and fast about 3 hrs doing it myself. Everyone that has seen it working is in love with it and at 1st no one belived me there
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