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 Northern Lights Solar Heating Solutions - Solar Water Heaters


Northern Lights Solar Solutions is a world leader in providing pre-designed and pre-packaged solar water heaters  for residential and commercial applications.  Our solar  heating designs are pre-engineered to provide quick and easy installation with maximum performance.


We specialize in solar vacuum tube heating solutions which provide superior winter heat performance for colder climates.  The same vacuum tube technologies are also used in our solar pool heating systems to provide reliable pool heating that last 4 times longer than traditional solar pool heating methods.


Solar Vacuum Tubes provide up to 94% efficiencies and unlike other solar water heaters, they do not lose their heat energy to the surrounding outdoor air.  Even in -30 weather conditions, the solar evacuated tubes still supply heat energy to the heating system.


Our Solar Water Heaters can reach much higher operating temperatures and are great for other applications such as solar space heating and industrial process heating.



Solar Heating Kits

Northern Lights Solar Heating Packages

Our solar heating packages are the easiest solar water heaters to install.  Each kit has been pre-sized for the application and includes all the parts needed for fast and reliable assembly.  They come with flexible stainless steel solar piping so NO Plumbing work is required.   Our solar heating systems are designed to provide solar heating to two heating zones.  The primary zone being the domestic hot water and a second heating zone for applications such as home heat, or solar pools or even hot tubs.  Simply plug the solar controller into any house hold outlet and start to save money!


Solar Space Heating

Solar Home Heating - Solar home heating and solar space heating is possible because of the higher output of heat energy that solar evacuated tubes provide.  Combining solar water heaters with both domestic hot water and space heating maximizes the return on your investment.   Our solar heating system easily adapt to any form of home heating including forced air furnaces, radiators and hydronic floor heating.  Even integrating solar with Geo Thermal is possible!

solar domestic hot water

Solar Water Heating- Solar Water Heaters are the easiest way to harness the sun’s energy directly.  Heating water using solar goes back as far as 1892 when the 1st solar water heater was used in a residential application.  With the tax incentives available in North America and Worldwide, solar water heating has exploded in popularity.  Northern Lights pre-packaged solar water heating kits are easy to install and provides unprecedented performance and safety.  Commercial applications such as hotels, Laundromats, car washes and restaurants are all high consumers of hot water and solar water heating an ideal solution to save1000’s of $.

solar pool heating

Solar Pool Heating – Solar pool heaters are one of the most common examples of solar water heaters.  Unlike traditional black plastic mat systems, we use high performance solar vacuum tubes system with a heat exchanger in a closed loop.  This type of system is not affected by wind conditions and works on cloudy and cold days.   By separating the pool water from the solar pool heater, there is no internal damage that is normally caused by chlorine or salt water.  Our solar pool heaters last up to 4 times longer than plastic mat systems.  Solar Hot Tub Heating is also a very popular way of using solar energy to save $.

solar air conditioning

Commercial Solar Heating - Perhaps the greatest opportunities for solar water heaters is for solar commercial applications and industrial process heat.  Any business that uses hot water such as car wash, hotels, laundry facilities, pool, and agriculture industry are a few of the primary sources for commercial solar heating system.  Our pre-engineered commercial systems make design and installation quick and worry free.   With so many government grants, paybacks can be seen in only a few years.  We offer free design and installation support for all our commercial solar water heaters.

sunrain solar vacuum tube collectors   Solar Water Heater Tubes

Solar Heating PackagesAll our DIY solar water heaters use award winning SunRain Solar vacuum tubes.  SunRain is the global leader in providing solar evacuated tube heaters using heat pipe technology.  These solar heaters have a 10 year warranty and have the highest solar performance rating by the SRCC (Solar Rating Certificate Corporation).  Our DIY solar heating kits are both OGG 100 certified and OG-300 certified and as such qualify for US federal and state rebates and credits.  Our system are also CSA certified under both F3798 and F379 requirements for solar water heater installations in Canada.


sunrain compact solar water heatersWe also offer complete compact solar water heaters which have the same heat pipe vacuum tubes built into the 80 gallon stainless steel storage tanks.  These are the most economical way of providing domestic hot water needs using solar energy.  These complete units are OG 300 certified for USA tax credits.  The unit is normally placed on the roof or ground mounted.  These integrated solar water heaters are ideal in warm climates that experience little freezing conditions.  They are ideal for solar in southern USA, Hawaii and the Caribbean



If you need help in sizing a solar water heater please give us a call 1 800 317 9054.  We have pages of information to help inform you about the various components of our solar heating kits.  If you are looking for parts such as solar piping, solar controllers, solar heat exchangers or solar water tanks.  Please visit our pages or call or email us any time.



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