TrendSetter® Solar Water Heater

TrendSetter System

The TrendSetter design philosophy is centered around simplicity of design, maximum service life and the highest achievable operating efficiencies. TrendSetter has the largest capacity range of SRCC-certified systems available, and as an Energy Star Partner is fully qualified to design, manufacture and ship the system of your dreams.

The TrendSetter water heating system is a drain-back freeze protected system. The water drains out of the collectors each time the solar pump turns off leaving no water in the system to freeze. A solar hot water system needs to be installed correctly to insure high efficiency and most importantly, safe and reliable operation. The system can be modified to operate as a closed loop system filled with special non-toxic polypropylene glycol. This will require an additional heat exchanger and expansion tank.

The TrendSetter system has been engineered to avoid reliance on freeze valves and other components that are prone to malfunctioning. Over-engineering a system can greatly increase cost and increase the likelihood of things going wrong. If you are considering making any changes to the system please contact the manufacturer for assistance.

Product Benefits

Saves You Money - Tax Credits are available at a 30% credit for up to $2,000 for the purchase and installation of solar electric and solar water heating systems.

Low Maintenance - Operating costs are low because solar electricity needs very little maintenance, very few spare parts, and no fuel.

Non-polluting - You will be part of the solution, and will reduce your "economic footprint"

Predictably Present - Unlike limited resources such as nuclear energy and fossil fuels, the sun will always be around and available for use.

Product Applications

  • Domestic and commercial hot water
  • Radiant Floor Heating
  • Snow Melting
  • Suitable for open or closed Loop (glycol-water)
  • Can be configured for drain-back (end ports)
  • Suitable for mains pressure (<800kPa)
  • Suitable for potable water
  • Needs only slow water circulation (0.1L/tube/min)
  • Not suitable for chlorinated water (pool/spa) in open flow format
  • Ideal for commercial heating applications
  • Caravan (mobile home/ trailer) Parks, Hotels, Schools, Public Showers/Kitchens
  • Restaurants (dish washing)
  • Industrial heating (supplement gas heating)
  • Absorption/Adsorption Chilling
  • Max of 5 x AP-30 per bank, unlimited banks running in parallel
  • Can run all in parallel with feed and return lines
  • Installation on almost any wall or roof surface

Product Warranties

  • TrendSetter Complete System: 5 Year Limited Warranty
  • TrendSetter Thermal Storage Tank: 20 Year Limited Warranty

Complete System Includes

A - Solar collectors- Trendsetter® Evacuated tubes
B - Storage tank- Non-pressurized insulated water storage tank
C - Heat exchanger- 24 sq ft of copper finned tubing ¾” inside dia.
D - Solar pump - Pumps water through solar panels
E - Solar controller – Turns solar pump on and off automatically
F - Tempering valve- Safety device to cool down the solar hot water
G - Optional: Tankless water heater. Replaces a conventional heater

TrendSetter solar water heater



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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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TrendSetter System

General Information
How does it work?
System Sizing
Installation Manual (PDF)
Brochure (PDF)


Trendsetter Collector

General Information
Main Features
Technical Information
Key Components
Photo Gallery
Installation Basics


Storage Tank

Specifications (PDF)
Heat Exchanger (PDF)
Tank Warranty (PDF)

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