For nearly twenty years MORNING STAR Collectors have been the standard of the industry to which all collectors are compared. Coupling unparalleled durability with its unique I-Beam construction and anodized frame wall for long-term aesthetics, no other collectors available will match the MSC in overall quality. MSC collectors feature Quick Lock mounting hardware for durable simplified mounting in any configuration.
For cost efficiency and reliability, you won"t find a better solar collector than MORNING STAR. Each collector is precisely handcrafted under strict quality control management. Careful design and assembly ensure that your collector will be aesthetically pleasing and structurally sound.
AET MORNING STAR collectors are designed to meet or exceed all major governmental and local codes. And the 30 year design life is backed with a 10 year warranty available. The exclusive QUICK-LOCK mounting system allows an easy and durable installation in almost any orientation. Wind loading is certified to 180 mph.
Morning Star Specifications
Glazing:1 sheet of low iron tempered glass, 1/8 thick with 0.01% iron oxide content. (5/32 on MSC-40) Transmittance:91.0%
Glazing Gasket:EPDM Channel with molded corners.
Insulation:1-¼ Foil-faced poly-isocyanurate board insulation with 10 mil binderless glass mat barrier between insulation and absorber plate. (R-10). ¾ Foil-faced poly-isocyanurate board in sidewalls and under headers. (R-6).
Frame Wall and Batten:6063 T5 Aluminum extrusion (1/8 wall) anodized bronze finish. Anodized bronze integral mounting system.
Backsheet:0.025 stucco embossed aluminum sheet MB-40 bronze, pop-riveted to frame wall receiver edge.
Fasteners:Aluminum and 18-8 stainless steel, black oxide coated for aesthetics.
Absorber Plate:Exclusively manufactured by Thermafin Manufacturing. All copper fin and tube construction. High frequency forge welded for permanent bond between tube and sheet. No soldered or crimped joints to fail from expansion and contraction. 30 year warranty on fin-to-tube joint.
Absorber Coating:Crystal Clear Absorptivity:~ 0.97
Individually Leak Tested At:125 PSI
Design Life:30 Years
Flow Rate:0.5 to 1.8 GPM recommended
Warranty:10 year limited Consult Factory
AET Solar Collectors CODE APPROVALS
California Energy Commission (TIPSE) 1981
Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC) 1981
Arizona Solar Energy Commission (AEL) 1981
Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) 1981
International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAMPO) 1981
Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) 1979
Solar Rating and Certification Corporation (SRCC) 1981
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