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Who is Apricus?
Apricus is a latin word meaning "attracting the sun", so is a great name for a company that provides quality solar thermal products!
Established in 2003 by an Australian entrepreneur, Apricus is a leading designer and manufacturer of solar hot water and hydronic heating products for residential and commercial use. The Apricus range of renewable energy products provide simple and effective solutions for families and businesses concerned about the effects of climate change and rising energy costs.
Apricus has offices in key markets, and works with experienced and technically knowledgeable partners in other regions to provide well designed and quality installed solar water heating solutions.
With 10 years of experience providing solutions to markets ranging from the deserts of Australia to the frozen plains of Northern Canada, Apricus has product solutions suitable for a wide range of climates.
PLEASE NOTE: The completed package of solar hot water system can be provided by Apricus. System design and technical support also can be provided. Any questions, please directly contact us for details.
A basic completed solar hot water system will include solar collectors, stroage tank, circulation pump, controller, and other accessories.
FPC-A32 Flat Plate Collector
Part Code: FPC-A32
The Apricus FPC-A32 flat plate collector is suitable for residential or commercial domestic hot water projects. A key feature is the light weight and low profile due to use of ultra-light melamine foam insulation.
• High efficiency Tinox energy AL solar absorber.
• Ultra lightweight melamine foam insulation.
• High tensile grade 6063-T5 black anodized aluminium body.
• High transparency solar glass.
• Harp style riser arrangement compatible with direct flow, closed loop and drain-back systems.
• Suitable for portrait or landscape orientation.
Materials of Construction
Absorber: 0.4mm / 0.015" TINOX solar AL
Header: ∅19.1 x 1mm / ∅0.75" x 0.04"
Risers: ∅10 x 0.7mm / ∅0.39" x 0.03"
Riser spacing: 130mm / 5.1" (total of 9 risers)
Connection: G3/4" M thread (plus other options)
Glass: 3.2mm / ⅛" 92% Transmittance
Rubber Seals: HTV Silicone Rubber
Collector Body: 6063 Black Anodized AL
Back Sheet: 0.8mm / 0.03" 5052-H16 AL
Peak Power Output: 2118 W / 7,226 Btuh *
Eta0: 0.756 *
a1 (W/m2K): 3.742 *
a2 (W/m2K2): 0.007 *
Nominal Flow Rate: 2 L/min / 0.5 Gpm
Max Flow Rate: 15 L/min / 4 Gpm
* Data from TUV test report, 1000W/m2, based on aperture area.
Dimensions (LxWxH): 2444 x 1223 x 80 mm
96.2" x 48.1" x 3.15"
Aperture Area: 2.8 m2 / 30.14 ft2
Gross Area: 2.99 m2 / 32.2 ft2
Gross Dry Weight: 46 kg / 101.2 lbs
Fluid Capacity: 1.8 L / 61 floz
Max Pressure: 800 kPa / 116 psi