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Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is Solar Thermal technology?

Solar thermal power uses the sun's rays to heat a fluid to high temperatures. The fluid is then circulated through pipes so that it can transfer its heat to water and produce steam. The steam is converted into mechanical energy in a turbine, which powers a generator to produce electricity.

2. Is solar thermal technology reliable?

Fluid Solar is dedicated to improving mass market available solar, and solar thermal, solutions. Intensive research and design ensure that our products are competitively reliable at providing year round, renewable energy on demand, with low impact energy storage and generation. Our systems are able to help South Australia meet their energy targets, by providing large scale more efficient and reliable renewable energy sources as substitutes for current coal-fired power stations, and even wind and hydro power stations. 

3. Can I buy a solar panel system from you?

Yes, the solar panel system is designed specifically for your residential or commercial property to fit your energy requirements. The technologies are less expensive and more effective when built into the structure rather than retrofitted. Retrofitting does, however, substantially improve the heat collection of an existing evacuated tube solar thermal hot water system.

4. What housing options do you provide?

Fluid Solar has designed a whole host of housing options; from modular, prefabricated and flatpacked houses, all optimised with work with near or complete off the grid capacity, to large scale residential investment design and building.

Please proceed to the relevant pages in our solutions section for more information, or contact us directly if you’d like to involve Fluid Solar in your housing plans.

5. What is a modular house?

A modular house is an off-site built house, which means you can drastically reduce costs related to construction. All of our modular housing options are near off grid capable, which also means that a modular house could drastically reduce your energy costs long term.

6. What is a LIRDA?

A Low Impact Rapid Deployment Amenity, or LIRDA, comes as a suite of units, configured for different uses. The core is a complete off-grid and off-pipe kitchen, bathroom and laundry unit that is easily transportable and ideal for providing instant amenities.

7. What is a Fluid Solar Thermal Panel?

A Fluid Solar Thermal Panel is designed to be used with evacuated tube and flat plate collectors resulting in 300% more energy collected.

A Fluid Solar Thermal Panel works by reflecting incoming sunlight onto both sides of any solar collector resulting in more of the Sun’s energy reaching each collector. The panel also improves energy collection from early morning until late afternoon which further improves energy collected, up to 300% for the same panel side by side, without the Fluid Solar Thermal Panel.

If you like to understand more about how the Fluid Solar technologies, our technologies pages can give you more information.

8. What applications can I use the Fluid Solar Thermal Panel for?

  • Solar hot water
  • Solar thermal space and underfloor heating
  • Solar thermal air conditioning
9. Are there any dangers to adding a Fluid Solar Thermal Panel?

Every evacuated tube solar hot water system is fitted with an energy management system to ensure your hot water temperature is regulated, so it will not overheat during the summer.

In order to ensure no affect to your roof structural integrity, an engineering report is usually required, depending on your local regulator.

10. I keep hearing about Fluid Solar House, what is it?

Fluid Solar House, a large commercial custom designed office building across 4 floors, has been completed with a range of Fluid Solar technologies, including a large under car park thermal bank, renewable energy-powered heating, cooling and ventilation system and innovative solar panel collectors. Its total off the grid capacity makes it the first of its kind in the world.