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Energie Solar Thermodynamic Central Heating

An Energie central heating system consists of a Solar Block solar heat pump unit and either 6, 12, 16, 28 or 40 aluminium thermodynamic panels, which are externally mounted on the roof, wall or ground.

It can be used with underfloor heating, radiators, convectors or fan coils — underfloor heating is the most common application in New Zealand. Energie central heating also offers the possibility of alternating between heating the home in the cooler months and swimming pool heating in the warmer months.

Having the solar thermodynamic panels outside makes this technology 35% more efficient than standard air to water heat pumps because of the solar gain.

Key Features
  • Environmentally friendly fluid
  • Corrosion resistant aluminium panel
  • 10 year warranty on the Solar Panels
  • No maintenance required
  • Significantly reduces carbon emissions
  • High Performance Stainless Steel Plate Heat Exchanger
  • Heats water up to 55°C
  • The Solar Panels can be mounted on the wall or roof
  • No glass or other fragile materials
  • Water circulation pump
  • Superior European and internationally recognised brand
  • No risk of overheating
  • No risk of freezing
  • No loss of performance over time
Scope of Use
  • The Energie central heating system is suitable for use in any type of residential building between 90m² and 450m²
  • It is most commonly used in new builds for underfloor heating
  • Suitable for heating swimming pools — system can alternate between pool heating in summer and home heating in winter


Limitations on Use
  • The thermodynamic solar panels should be mounted facing north, west or east
  • With underfloor heating, retrofit is often not feasible
  • 55°C is not considered a high enough temperature to be used with traditional radiator systems so low temperature radiators are recommended

TAEC manage the installayion themselves to ensure effective operation and no maintenance. Relevant installation documents can be supplied by The Alternative Energy Company on request.

Statement of Building Code Compliance

The products meet the requirements set out in the following documents, or relevant parts of cited standards within the documents:

  • Energie’s UE Declaration of Conformity for Solar Block, 2014/35/UE; 2014/30/UE
In-Service History
  • Superior European and internationally recognised brand
Other Performance Attributes
  • Water in the system is heated to 55°C
  • Power consumption ranges from 1.2kW for a 6 panel system (which will heat up to a 90m2 home) to 8.4kW for a 40 panel system (which will heat up to a 450m2 home)

The Energie central heating system is manufactured to the highest standards and certified under the following management systems:

  • European Keymark certificate, registration # 011-7S888 F, valid until 30 June 2019

Warranty and Maintenance

  • 10 year warranty on the Solar Panels
  • No maintenance required
KeyMark Certificate
Supplier Declaration of Conformity
Brochure / Technical Guide
Additional Information
FAQs: Energie

The Alternative Energy Company is the New Zealand supplier of solar thermodynamic hot water systems made by Energie (Portugal), and Eurothane GP PIR insulation panels made by Recticel (UK).

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