Environmental Solar Systems Inc.'s SunMate hot air solar panel recently received SRCC's highest rating via its Certified Solar Collector and Water Heating and Systems Ratings. For its size, SunMate is listed as the most efficient product on the market.
After a year-long testing process, the SRCC – which certifies and rates the performance of solar energy equipment – examined the data and found that the SunMate panel merited the highest rating for glazed hot air collectors.
The SunMate is designed with a small brushless fan that pulls cool air from the home and channels it through the absorber plate, where it is warmed by energy from the sun, and then circulates it back into the home. The one-piece, streamlined steel and aluminum construction discreetly adheres to the side or roof of the house.