July 26, 2011 – San Jose, Solar manufacturer and distributor Free Hot Water has received International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) certification for its line of European-made solar water heating storage tanks. The new line is expected to gain significant attention from solar thermal installers seeking a durable, high-quality storage tank that is competitively priced.
“We’re proud that our broad range of Free Hot Water solar thermal storage tanks have been rigorously tested and approved by IAPMO,” said Free Hot Water’s chief engineer and co-founder, Gal Moyal. “It’s another example of Free Hot Water’s commitment to product safety and high standards.”
IAPMO is North America’s premier plumbing and mechanical product certification agency, accredited by American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the Standards Council of Canada (SCC). IAPMO R&T Marks of Conformity are widely recognized and represent the highest degree of integrity in showing compliance with established codes and standards.
The newly certified Free Hot Water solar thermal storage tanks are designed to Free Hot Water’s specifications and manufactured in Europe by Baymak & Baxi Group, a leading European manufacturer of equipment for heating and domestic hot water since 1967.
“We’re very happy with the final product that Baymak manufactured exclusively for us,” said Free Hot Water’s co-founder and COO, Paul Burrowes. “After solar collectors, solar storage tanks are the most important component to modern solar hot water systems. Durability and affordability are especially important for the larger solar thermal systems we engineer, such as apartment complexes, hotels, and other multi-residential projects. We’re proud that these tanks are now IAPMO certified and available to everyone.”
Free Hot Water’s line of pressurized storage tanks can be used for both residential and commercial solar applications. Sizes range from 79 gallons/300 liters to 264 gallon/1000 liters with options for a single coil or a double coil internal heat exchanger for closed loop solar systems. Open loop tanks are also available.
The tanks are constructed with high quality steel and an internal coating with double enameling that is heated at 860 C (1580 F) (vitrified steel). They also feature a Magnesium anode for anti-corrosive protection and a removable top flange for easy interior cleaning.
Because Free Hot Water is the exclusive manufacturer and importer, the company is able offer solar thermal installers a durable storage tank that is priced competitively.
“We saw a huge interest in the tank display model at the recent Intersolar North America show,” added Burrowes. “We’re anticipating a high demand from our distributors and nationwide network of solar thermals installers.”
Full specifications and more photographs are available at shop.freehotwater.com. Discounted pricing is available to Free Hot Water certified dealers and installers. Apply to become a certified dealer or installer at create an Account.
About Free Hot Water
Free Hot Water, based in San Jose, California, offers affordable, high quality hot water systems for commercial and residential applications. Our products and systems are clearly distinguished by their integrated design, quality, affordability, and ease of installation. We feature our own SRCC 0G-100 certified collectors and exclusive mounting and racking systems, providing high quality, reasonably priced, solar thermal solutions for your business or home. We’re also a distributor of a wide selection of superior quality SRCC OG-300 systems. Our San Jose in-house engineering department specializes in designing solar thermal systems for a variety of large scale commercial applications. We evaluate each project, and design custom systems that are optimized for the unique needs of your business. Free Hot Water’s extra-mile customer service also includes submitting all documents necessary for permits and help to get you all applicable financial solar incentives.