The AES Supremacy selectively coated flat plate solar thermal collector combines over 3 decades of solar design and manufacturing experience with state of the art technology and a modern, professional approach to technical and visual design.
Optimising energy yield and consideration of aesthetics are equally important to many homeowners and specifiers and the AES Supremacy satisfies both impeccably. New and proven mounting solutions mean installation is quick and easy for the installer and causes minimal disruption to the homeowner.
The AES Supremacy is Solar Keymark certified and tested to the ISO EN 9806 global standard for solar thermal collectors. This means you can be assured it satisfies the highest standards of construction quality – backed up by a 10-year warranty.
Solar Keymark certification also means that the collector qualifies for Government incentives including the UK domestic and non-domestic RHI schemes.
- A high efficiency collector with anti-reflective technology boasting a 95.5% solar transmission level.
- Tested to international engineering standard EN ISO 9806 for durability and performance.
- Only 70mm thick! Roof integrated options for tile and slate, seamless colour.
- Portrait or landscape, range of sizes and fixing for almost any roof type, can be ground or wall mounted with a ballast option for flat roofs.
Full Technical Specifications – Supremacy
|1.5 AR||1.9 AR||2.5 AR|
|Absorber||Aluminium Fins metallurgically bonded to rhombic copper waterways providing large water to wall contact for maximum heat transfer. Sputter coated selective surface: solar absorption = 96%±2, thermal emission = 7%±2.|
|Glazing||Low iron solar glass. 3.2mm thick. Double sided anti reflective surface. Matt/matt textured surface. Tempered according to EN 12150. Solar transmission 95.5%|
|Frame||Custom designed aluminium extrusion with all round fixing channels and sliding nuts for easy fitting. Coloured RAL 7012 dark grey.|
|Insulation||Rigid PIR foam, manufactured with zero ODP. Class O fire rating. Thermal conductivity 0.021W/mK|
|Flow & Return Connections||Flow = 15mm copper pipe. Return = AES connection kit including external sensor pocket required – connection is to 15mm copper compression fitting.|
|Recommended Flow Rate||0.25 – 1 L/min/m²|
Premixed solar antifreeze with inhibitors.
(100% Tyfocor antifreeze mixture recommended)
|Max. Working Pressure||10 bar (tested to 15 bar)|
|Zero loss Efficiency, η||0.788||0.785*||0.781|
|Heat loss coefficient||a1= 5.028, a2= 0.009||a1= 4.621*, a2= 0.014*||a1= 4.021, a2= 0.022|
Peak Power Output
(at irradiance of 1000W/m²)
|Tilt angle range||20° – 90°|
|Maximum snow loading||≤2.4kN/m²|
|Maximum wind loading||≤1.2kN/m²|
|Testing||ISO EN 9806 by CENER, Spain. Solar Keymark certification by DIN CERTO, Germany.|
|Certification||Solar Keymark – registration number: 011-7S2383 F|
|Life expectancy||In excess of 25 years|
|Applications||Small to large domestic hot water systems, industrial process and swimming pool heating.|
Utilising a high efficiency, selectively coated aluminium absorber plate that is metallurgically bonded to a rhombic copper waterway, the solar collector fins provide superior heat absorption and conductivity, as well as long-term durability.
This absorber is combined with a light-weight, twin-walled glazing that possesses excellent optical properties while creating an outer thermal insulation layer, ensuring that solar energy is retained within the panel for water heating.
Full Technical Specifications – Endurance
|Absorber Plate||Aluminium fins metallurgically bonded to rhombic shaped copper water ways providing large water to wall contact for maximum heat transfer|
|Sputter coated selective surface||Solar Absorption= 96% + 2, Thermal Emission = 7% – 2|
|Glazing||High quality, twin wall polycarbonate. Light weight, long term weather resistance and outstanding thermal insulation properties. Solar transmission = 85%|
|Backing||Melinex film, ensuring the collectors are completely waterproof to increase lifespan|
|Collector Box||Aluminium box section with all round fixing channels for easy fitting. A sensor pocket is fitted at the appropriate location|
|Insulation||Rigid PIR foam, manufactured with zero ODP|
|Fluid Content||0.6 litre per 1 square metre of collector area|
|Flow Rate||0.5 litre per square metre of collector area per minute|
|Transfer Fluid||100% Tyfocor antifreeze mixture (recommended)|
|Test Pressure||15 Bar|
|Maximum Working Pressure||10 Bar|
|Pressure Drop||10 kPa at flow rate of 0.03 litres per second, per 1 square metre of collector area|
|Fixing Methods||(1) Retrofit on top of roof cover (2) Flat roof mounted with A-frames and/or ballast or roof fixing|
|Zero Loss Efficiency||0.633|
|Heat Loss Coefficient||2.907 W/m2K|
|Tested By||Subject to rigorous testing by University College Cardiff, TNO The Netherlands, National University of Singapore. Have achieved EU efficiency standard EN12975 by ITW|
|Life Expectancy||In excess of 25 years. Solar systems installed in 1984 are still working efficiently|
|Applications||Small to large domestic hot water systems, industrial process and swimming pool heating|