HEAT WITH SOLAR

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If you want to heat your hot water tank with free locally-generated solar energy, with a Mixergy tank, you have 2 options:

  1. Solar PV Cylinder
  2. Solar Thermal Cylinder

 Mixergy is the perfect companion in either scenario and is uniquely designed to allow maximum usage of self-generated energy. Mixergy tanks allow up to 100% of the total volume of the cylinder to be heated from conventional sources (e.g. boiler or mains electricity) and allow smaller volumes to generated too. If you wanted to heat 15% of your cylinder to do the washing-up, the Mixergy tank allows this. By allowing a small amount of water to be heated by your boiler in the morning, you can maximise the amount of capacity heated by your homes solar thermal or PV system each day.

Explore the differences between our solar options below.

MIXERGY SOLAR PV CYLINDER

  • Uses a dual feed immersion located at the top of the cylinder.
  • Simply connects to your PV diverter.
  • Allows you to heat up to 100% of your cylinder using excess PV!
  • Top-up or heat with mains electric or your boiler if needed.
  • Always know how much hot water you have available.
  • Can connect to smart time of use tariffs.

MIXERGY SOLAR THERMAL CYLINDER

  • Uses a dual coil arrangement (boiler on the top, solar on the bottom).
  • Top-up heating with the boiler or immersion during winter months.
  • Maximise capacity for solar thermal storage during the summer by only heating the minimum volume in the morning.
  • Always know how much hot water is available.
  • Can connect to smart time of use tariffs.

BENEFITS

THE MIXERGY TANK

Mixergy’s top-up technology helps you use more of the solar energy you produce in two key ways:

1. On sunny days you are able to preempt surplus solar energy generation and choose to heat your tank to a lesser volume in the morning. This enables you to maximise potential solar energy consumption throughout the day, minimising exports to the grid.

2. On less sunny days, any short bursts of renewable energy will be converted into energy into usable hot water, rather than simply pre-heating the bottom of the tank.

DRAWBACKS

CONVENTIONAL SOLAR TANKS

Conventional tanks heat all or nothing which can reduce the use of solar in two key ways:

1. On sunny days, surplus solar energy may be wasted, as the tank will have heated to 100% of total volume (ie. its full!) in the morning, leaving less water in the tank available to heat when the sun shines.

2. On less sunny days, short bursts of renewable energy may be under-utilised as the cylinder attempts to heat the entire volume of water. While this will still increase the overall water temperature, this water may be less usable (less hot) than if a smaller volume was heated to a higher temperature.

THE MIXERGY TANK

Solar PV and solar thermal systems are compatible with the Mixergy tank. You can build your perfect tank using our configuration builder.

If you have solar PV, you will need to build your tank with a dual source immersion. Select “PV ready” whether you are heating directly or indirectly.

If you have solar thermal, you will need to build your tank with a coil. Select “indirect Mixergy tank” if the only other heat source is electric, or add a “twin coil” if you are heating with gas.

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Get in touch

Mixergy Ltd
2 CANAL VIEW, WHARF FARM, EYNSHAM ROAD,
CASSINGTON,
OXFORDSHIRE
OX29 4DB

01865 884343

enquiries@mixergy.co.uk

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