gobi solar collector

Solar Collectors-or panels-gather energy radiated by the sun and convert it into useful heat in the form of hot water. Collectors work alongside your conventional water heater to ensure year round hot water.

Named after the harshest desert of the world, the Gobi collector features an attractive and permanent frame that is designed for good looks as well as weather resistance in both very hot and cold regions. Because of its special absorber coating, the Gobi operates efficiently also in the winter for year round hot water production. Its output will not reduce with age as is so often the case with other solar collectors.
GOBI also stands for: Great Output Best Investment.

Built to Last
6063 T6 bronze anodized aluminum frame with compression-fitted, molded corner EPDM glass seal holding 5/32" solar glass / structural member.

Strong and durable
Heavy gauge aluminum construction and corner keys offer freedom from distortion for superior wear.  In addition, a unique compression-fitted glass frame and captive header grommets assure reliable seals against moisture for many years to come.

High Performance
The all copper absorber plate with black chrome selective surface over nickel and full 360° mechanically wrapped fin to tube for highest solar absorption, lowest emissivity and outstanding heat transfer.

Attractive low profile tapered design
Elegant tapered frame, a hallmark of Heliodyne for almost 30 years, graces any home.

Dyn-O-Seal Union
No-Solder Interconnections with Viton O-rings for a complete seal, speedy and safe installation without soldering.

A Trim Groove
For the most demanding climates, permits trim between Gobi for aesthetics and for protection against snow and debris buildup.

The Stackable Collector
Unique nest-and-lock construction for safe transport of up to 20 Gobi Collectors high. No slippage or crushing.

A Serviceable Collector
Easy to disassemble without cutting, unsoldering, for re-roofing ease.

Product Applications

The Gobi is designed for the heating of:

  • Domestic and commercial hot water
  • Homes, Offices, Warehouses
  • Pools, residential and commercial
  • Industrial process water
  • Waste water
  • Cooling with absorption chillers

Product Features

gobi features

1. Double-strength tempered solar glass
2. Compression type glass support, fastener independent, with seamless EPDM gasket.
3. Built-in mounting flange for mounting without collector penetration
4. Helio-Clip, transition piece to flush mount or rack kits, attaches firmly to the Gobi flange.
5. Attractive tapered frame.
6. Gobi are factory-fitted with non-solder Dyn-O-Seal interconnections.
6. Heavy-duty aluminum frame.
7. Trim groove keeps snow out.

Simplicity

  • Safe handling with unique nesting frame
  • No-solder connections with Dyn-O-Seal unions
  • Effortless sealing even against problem fluids with Viton 0-ring
  • Safe, fast mounting at any tilt with integrated hardware
  • Easy flashing between collectors with built-in groove

Elegance

  • Exceptionally handsome styling with Heliodyne's tapered frame, a long-time tradition
  • Integrated look at any tilt with fully matched hardware
  • Beautiful but functional details such as Dyn-O-Seal unions and Helio-Clips

Durability

  • Strong corner reinforcement for freedom from distortion and leakage
  • Improved weatherability with stainless steel hardware
  • High wind and internal pressure resistance with securely fastened backing
  • High impact resistance with double strength tempered glass
  • Weathertight compression fitted seal without dependence on cap strip screws

Performance

  • High conductivity copper absorber
  • High transmittance water while glass
  • Excellent heat retention with high back and side insulation values
  • Black chrome selective surface on nickel substrate

Performance Comparison and Certification

  • Certified in the USA and Europe.
  • High SRCC, FSEC, SPF, TÜV, ÖKO-TEST performance.
  • Collector wind load certification to 50 lbs. / ft
  • Rack wind load certification to 60 lbs. / ft

How It Works

This liquid flat plate collector is designed to absorb solar radiation. The solar radiation is converted into heat on the inner all-copper absorber. The copper tubes attached to the absorber contain a liquid, either water or a water antifreeze mix, which transports the heat to storage, either a solar tank or a water heater. This process continues until the tank is hot for evening and morning use whenever enough sun is available.

Extra components are required for a complete system to transport the heat to storage and assure its freeze protection.

The Gobi collector features an attractive and permanent frame that is designed for good looks as well as weather resistance in both very hot and cold regions. Because of its special absorber coating, the Gobi operates efficiently also in the winter for year round hot water production. Heliodyne offers the easiest mounting hardware, modular kits for sloped roofs and tilt-up racks for flat roofs or ground installations.

Product Sizes


Model

Surface Area

Nominal Dimensions

Weight
GOBI 410 40.3 ft2 3.7m2 4 x 10 feet 108 lbs
GOBI 408 32.3 ft2 3.0m2 4 x 8 feet 126 lbs
GOBI 3366 26.8 ft2 2.5m2 3.5 x 7.5 feet 153 lbs

Heliodyne offers the only modular line of solar energy equipment, easy to install or service.  Heliodyne collectors can be dissembled from the top by simple procedure.  Innovative Dyn-O-Seal unions, factory installed, eliminate the need for solder joints and protect the manifold grommets from damage during installation, while the versatile and unique Helio-Clips, Racks and Pin-Joint Shoes permit quick mounting at any tilt without permanent connection or collector penetration.

Heliodyne's tapered frame design offers exceptional styling, which combines with the fully matched mounting hardware to improve any property whether commercial or residential.

In addition to attractive integration into any roof design, Heliodyne's modular equipment, certified to 60 lbs. per square foot, assures resistance to high winds and snow loads and affords economically priced systems from extensive labor savings.

Collector Hardware

Simple Gobi Collector Hardware

  • Built-in Collector mounting flange all around perimeter
  • Mates with strong and versatile two-part Helio-Clips
  • Certified to withstand 50 psf
  • Strong 6063 T6 aluminum
  • Attractive flush mount installation
  • Horizontal roof or ground installation
  • Vertical surface mounting
  • Gobi landscape mounting with side-mount racks

Two Part Helio-Clip

  • Attaches to Gobi collector frame anywhere around the perimeter
  • 4 required per collector
  • Mount onto lumber, unistrut or metal channel
  • Included in all Heliodyne mounting kits, Flush or Rack

Product Manufacturer: Heliodyne, Inc.

Other components are required for a complete system to transport the heat to storage and assure its freeze protection. Check the "complete systems' link above-right for a list of available packages.

 

 

 
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Cash Rebates

Using solar energy can save you money and reduce your direct impact on the environment. Federal, State and Local incentives are now available to help you achieve your goal of energy independence and to reduce your carbon footprint.


tax and utility company rebates and incentives

Plus many states are also offering substantial rebates and incentives to help you achieve your goal of energy independence and to reduce your carbon footprint.  

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Helio-Pak System PDF Documents:

Helio-Pak Brochure
Plumbing Schematic
Helio-Pak Pool Heating
Helio-Pak Warranty

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System Sizing

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Gobi Collector General Information

Collector PDFs:

Specifications
Owner's Manual
Performance
Installation Manual
Gobi Warranty

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Delta T Controller General Information

Controller PDFs:

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