Smart Solar™

Solar water heating is one of the best ways to save money on your energy bill and actively cut greenhouse gas emissions.


The Energy Kinetics Smart Solar water heating appliance is a clean, cost-effective solution that uses the sun’s energy to heat your water. The system is attractive, safe, and reliable and requires minimal maintenance over its long operational life.

The Smart Solar water heating system uses flat plate collectors, which are a neutral color and only 3 inches high. On your roof, the system looks just like a high quality skylight. The collectors use a patented very low flow; freeze protected heat transfer fluid, and high efficiency brazed plate heat exchangers in the energy pack. System components feature overheat protection that keeps the collector temperatures under 250°F when the hot water tank is fully charged. The result is low system pressures and no degrading of the heat transfer fluid.

Installation is done by certified professionals and backed by a 10-year limited collector panel warranty

How It Works

Solar water heating is simple: the sun’s free and renewable energy heats your household water. Harnessing this free solar energy will deliver summertime savings of 85% and winter savings of 35% for year-round savings of up to 60% on your utility hot water heating bill.

Solar Thermal System in HomeSolar Water Heating Cycle at Energy Kinetics

  • Solar Collector
    • The absorber plate is designed to absorb 94% of the sun’s energy.
    • Reliable in all climates.
    • Freeze protected.
    • Patented Stagnation Protection eliminates overheating.
    • Mounts on sloped or flat roofs, south facing walls, outbuildings or a ground rack.
  • Energy Pack
    • Mounts easily on Energy Kinetics high performance storage tank to store solar energy.
    • Patented Passive Anti-Fouling Protection ensures maintenance-free, reliable operation of the heat exchanger.
  • Solar Storage Tank
    • Stores solar heated water for household use.
    • Water stored in the tank is heated by the sun, not electricity.
    • Energy Kinetics high performance storage tank.

The copper tubing in the Smart Solar collector is a continuous serpentine loop; there are no internal connection points or brazing points to fail. By design, the collector is thermally sealed from the elements so ambient temperature and winds only have a nominal impact on collector performance. Given the same solar conditions, the Smart Solar collector performs as well in the winter as the summer. In fact, the cold winter ground water increases the appliance’s heat transfer because the temperature difference is higher in winter than summer.

Smart Backup

System 2000 Smart Solar BackupProperly designed and installed solar thermal systems often provide all the hot water we need, although sometimes there is not enough sunlight or the days are too short to meet the comfort levels desired in homes. The hot water requirements for homes range from no load, to intermittent small loads, to full loads. Matching a backup high efficiency hot water system that is designed to integrate fully with the renewable sources is important.

For the ultimate combination of efficiency and renewable energy, combine an Energy Kinetics’ system with natural gas, oil or propane with Smart Solar. This system delivers peak efficiency and is ready in an instant when the sun simply isn’t enough.

More About Renewable Energy

If renewable sources like biofuels are not available, Energy Kinetics’ high efficiency, integrated heat and hot water family of products provides a high-performance solution.

In fact, due to the very low efficiency of U.S. electric generation, transmission and distribution, simply backing up solar hot water with electricity could end up using more energy and discharging more greenhouse gas emissions than producing gas or oil fueled hot water even without solar! According to the Department of Energy, “In a typical power plant, about one-third of the energy contained in the fuel is converted into electricity, while the remainder is emitted as waste heat.”

Tax Incentives

State and the Federal governments are offering generous incentives and tax credits that make now the right time to improve your home or business with solar! Contact your Energy Kinetics energy expert to find out how you may qualify.