Established in 1990, Supreme Heating is a proud Australian owned company specialising in the design and installation of innovative, energy efficient pool heating solutions. Offering a wealth of experience in solar pool heating from conventional strip systems and rigid panels, to the latest in solar PV thermal hybrid panel technology, award winning electric heat pumps, gas heaters and pool covers and rollers.
Supreme Heating provide high quality products, service and expertise to families and businesses across the nation, and have earned a reputation for being one of the most trusted pool heating companies in Australia. While the head office and showroom is in Bundoora, Victoria, they also have offices nationwide, and a network of distributors and agents operating throughout the Australasian region.
Heatseeker DualSun – a two-in-one solar solutionSimultaneously generate electricity and heated water foryour pool with Supreme Heating’s 100% renewable Heatseeker DualSun hybrid solar PV thermal panel.
The electricity and heated water generated can dramatically offset the needs of the swimming pool. Any surplus electricity can be self-consumed, fed into a battery storage system, or returned into the grid for a feed-in tariff or a net-metering program. The internal heat exchanger allows direct connection to the pools water circuit. As water flows through the heat exchanger, it is heated whilst simultaneously cooling the panel. This allows up to 20% more PV electrical generation, unlike standard PV panels which lose efficiency as the surface temperature increases.
The conversion of light into electricity is called the photovoltaic effect. Solar panels convert energy from sunlight into direct current (DC) electrical energy, which is then changed into alternating current (AC) for your home’s electrical consumption. Excess energy can be fed into a battery storage system for later use, or returned to the grid for a feed-in tariff or a net-metering program.
As pool water is circulated through the heat exchanger integrated into the underside of the photovoltaic surface, it absorbs the surplus energy created by the sunlight and photovoltaic effect. As a result, the water is heated and returned to the pool whilst simultaneously cooling the panel and allowing the PV electrical generation to be maintained at peak performance.
The evolution of solar power
DualSun’s hybrid solar PV thermal technology is based on two principles:
- Standarad PV panels generate much more heat (82.8%) than electricity (17.2%) when exposed to the sun;
- The efficiency of PV panels decrease as the surface temperature increases.
The innovative DualSun hybrid solar panel utilises the excess heat from the PV cells, transferring it to the heat exchanger to produce heated water. In the process, the water circulation cools the PV cells, increasing efficiency by more than 20%. Thus, a DualSun installation can produce up to 4 times more energy than a standard photovoltaic installation.
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