News And Current Information

New! Heliodyne DTT-84 Solar Controllers In Stock

Thursday, May 04, 2017

Heliodyne DTT-84 differential solar controllers are now in stock. This basic controller is a hardwire model with 2 10k sensor inputs and one pump relay output. Sensors are not included with the control.

The PC Board in this control is the same board that Heliotrope General used in their DTT-84 controls. This has proven to be a very reliable controller over the decades. For customers that have an existing Heliotrope control, this Heliodyne DTT-84 is a direct replacement, the board can even be swapped into the old Heliotrope controller.

Heliodyne DTT-84 Solar Differential Control

Goldline SB 10K Ohm Sensor

Goldline SC-1/4 10K Sensor, Screw In

New! Sale Pricing On Pentair Solar Touch Control Combos

Friday, April 14, 2017

Spring pool heating season is here and we have just received a shipment of Pentair SolarTouch pool heating controls.

We are offering special pricing and free shipping for retail customers! If you are thinking of moving to a digital control, or would like to ability to operate a Pentair Variable Speed pump, please see the links below!

Pentair SolarTouch Control Only

Pentair SolarTouch Control with 2 Pentair 10K sensors

Pentair SolarTouch Solar Pool Control Combo

Steca TR A503 TTR Control Now Includes Micro SD Card

Thursday, April 13, 2017

The Steca TR A503 TTR control now includes a Micro SD Card from the manufacturer.

The card enables the control to log all parameters and operational conditions once per minute. Included in the logging are all temperature and flow sensors, as well as output relay states.

With the free Steca Analyzer software (available to download), system troubleshooting is easier than ever. Plus, the included card is guaranteed to work with the control.

Steca TR A503 TTR Solar Control

Ruud Commercial Storage Tanks Now Available

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Ruud commercial storage tanks are now available from Sun Source Energy Products.

We can provide 80 and 120 gallon variants with attractive pricing. These tanks feature 2" fittings, ASME certification, and 5 year warranties.

Tanks are readily available with short lead time to ship direct to your commercial jobsite.

Ruud ST-80
Ruud ST-120

Heliodyne GOBI Blue Sputter Collectors In Stock

Thursday, January 01, 2015

Sun Source Energy Products is now stocking Heliodyne GOBI 406, 408, and 410 solar thermal panels. These low profile panels feature blue sputter coated absorbers and unions on header connections.

These panels are attractively priced and currently in stock in our Northern New Jersey warehouse for immediate delivery to your site.

Heliodyne GOBI 1 406
Heliodyne GOBI 1 408
Heliodyne GOBI 1 410

SunEarth ThermoRay Series Collectors Now Available

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Sun Source Energy Products is pleased to announce that the SunEarth ThermoRay Series Collectors are now available for order.

This new panel exceeds the performance of the existing Empire EC series, and is designed for high heat load commercial applications and areas where extreme temperature differential are required.

More information is available on the respective product pages: SunEarth TRB-32 and SunEarth TRB-40.

Please contact Sun Source Energy Products for ordering information and availability.

Aquatherm Header Extenders, Now in 8.5" Length

Monday, April 28, 2014

Aquatherm Header Extenders are now available in a short, 8.5" length. This length was chosen as the perfect length for spacing panels when a change in panel size is necessary inside the array.

See our part number 09-0298 for pricing information, as well as a handy tech document that illustrates common scenarios for changing panel sizes.

Facebook!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Sun Source Energy Products is joining the modern world and has recently set up a Facebook page. Like us at www.facebook.com/SunSourceEnergyProducts to keep up with new products, price changes, and other valuable information relating to solar thermal.

Additionally, we will be posting photos of what you, our customers, are installing in the field, with a special focus on unique and elegant solutions to common problems with the hopes of improving everyone's installations.

We hope you will join us on Facebook so we can all continue providing the best performing and highest quality solar thermal installations.

HTP SuperStor Tanks

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Due to customer demand, Sun Source Energy Products now has available Heat Transfer Products SuperStor tanks. These tanks are often specified by end customers who desire stainless steel construction or multiple coil tanks for specialty applications. We believe we can offer these tanks at competitive rates, especially when combined with shipping collectors and the balance of the system.

These tanks are currently special order items, but generally have a lead time of only a few days. These tanks ship from our NJ warehouse, and are also available for pickup.

Please browse the HTP inventory on our website to view current pricing, and call us anytime at (973) 691-6911 to confirm availability.

Steca Controls: Price Drops & New Models

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

This summer we have seen some significant price drops on two of the more common SunEarth Steca control units... the model 301 and model 502.

The basic Steca 301 now wholesales for $87.40 with no sensors (CD-0055), $104.65 with 2 sensors (CD-0056), and $121.90 with 3 sensors (CD-0057).

The larger and popular mid-level control, the Steca 502, now wholesales for $373.75 with 2 sensors (CD-0040).

Additionally, there are some new Steca controls on the horizon that you may have already heard about. Steca announced this summer the A501, A502, and A503. We have received a few in our shop for testing, and it appears these controls will fill a price gap for advanced functionality at a low price.

Stay tuned for pricing and availability!

Aquatherm Industries Debunks Heliocol Product Claims

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Heliocol, a foreign manufacturer and competitor of Aquatherm Industries, has recently made some untrue statements and claims regarding the performance, reliability, and superiority of both their product and the Aquatherm Industries family of solar pool heating panels.

Aquatherm Industries has issued a line by line response, addressing all of Heliocol's points, and in most cases, debunking them. Get a PDF copy of the document here.

Aquatherm Industries, based in Lakewood, NJ, manufactures the Solar Industries collectors, along with Ecosun and several other brands, here in the USA. They are recognized worldwide as a leader in both quality and performance in solar pool heating.

SunEarth RexRack Strut Now in 25' Lengths

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

SunEarth RexRack strut is now available in 25' lenghts. We are now receiving product in this length direct from the SunEarth factory in California. See our part number 07-RX0525 for 25' black anodized material.

As with the 20' lengths, this can only be shipped via our truck by special arrangement due to the length. Large quantities are in stock now!

Remember, we can always custom cut any length that you need for your project to minimize cost on your end. Give us a call with your dimensions and we'll be happy to quote any length for you.

SunReports iFrame Demo Pages Online

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

We have been gearing up this winter for the upcoming season, and brushing up on newer technologies. Among these, we have set up a SunReports demo on a solar thermal system here in NJ.

If you have a customer that is considering monitoring, you can now show them exactly what the display screens look like before having to commit to an expensive solution.

Simply visit our demo at www.sunsourceproducts.com/demo/sunreports and you can view both versions of the SunReports iFrame on a live, working system.

Our demo system is a residential Apollo 1 monitoring a 64 sq. ft. closed loop glycol system with a Rheem 80HE tank. The panels on this system are 30 year old Grumman black chrome collectors, so the next time someone challenges the reliability of these systems, direct them to our link!

Watch for a similar Steca demo coming this year.

Installation Tip: Chlorine Salt Generators

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Chlorine salt generators are becoming more commonplace on both new and existing swimming pools as a replacement for traditional chlorination methods. If you are installing solar pool heating systems, chances are you have run across a salt generator in the field.

Some installers have asked us what the implications of salt generators are to solar pool collectors. The simple answer is: not much. All Aquatherm panels are manufactured of high quality polypropylene, a very inert material that is not bothered by traditional pool chemistry or the elevated salt content present with chlorine generators.

A good installation tip is to ensure that the solar pool heating system is installed after the chlorine generator. In many cases, this should make the install smoother, and more importantly, will elminate sending air through the salt generator when the solar system turns on.

New Prices Effective July 1, 2011

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

As you all know the cost of many items, especially plastic and copper, has risen over the past few months due the increasing price of oil and world commodity pricing on metals. We have held off passing through these increases until our stock of materials from the winter was finally depleted. We now have to finally raise prices on some of our items. The increases, which are effective immediately, cover all Goldline products (Controls, sensors, valves and actuators), all Aquatherm solar pool heating products (including Solar Industries and SunSwim solar pool heating panels), Rheem and SunEarth solar storage tanks (with and without heat exchangers) and many PVC products including pipe and fittings.

All pricing on the web site catalog has been updated, so please verify that you have correct pricing on items you commonly purchase from us. As soon as raw material prices start to decline, hopefully this Fall, we will pass those savings along to you.

Steca & SunReports Monitoring Options

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Sun Source Energy Products is pleased to announce that the Steca Wireless Router (TK RW2) is now available as a special order item, part number MD-2000. The TK RW2 connects directly to a Steca 603 controller and will update a Kodak wireless picture frame (or equivalent) with the current system operating details. This makes for a great display for demonstration purposes, or for those customers looking for an attractive way to monitor system performace.

For a more comprehensive monitoring solution than the Steca router, we also now have available the SunReports Apollo1 and Apollo2 monitoring solutions. These units can work on any system, new or existing, and a Grundfos flow meter is required to realize their full potential. 5 years of SunReports monitoring service is included. Our supplier has negotiated attractive volume pricing, and we pass those savings on to you. See our part numbers MD-2100 and MD-2110.

Sun Source Holiday Schedule

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

The Sun Source Energy Products office will be closed Monday & Tuesday, 7/11/11 and 7/12/11. We will be checking voicemail those 2 days, so please leave us a message and we'll return your call.

We will be back in the office on Wednesday, 7/13/11. We hope you are enjoying your summer, and we look forward to continuing to provide you with the highest quality, Made In the USA solar energy products.

Spring 2011 Has Finally Arrived

Monday, May 02, 2011

This past winter was long and slow for most of the Northeast. Many of us experienced seemingly endless snow accumulation, while others continue to face unpredictable market conditions.

Here at Sun Source, we spent the slower months beefing up our inventory and preparing for the spring/summer installation season. We have the largest SunEarth and Solar Industries inventory in the northeast, all available for immediate delivery. As well, we are committed to providing personal service and attractive pricing on everything from panels to tanks, hardware, controls, even nuts and bolts.

In addition, we are devoting more time to our on-line document library. Regulators and inspectors are an increasing presence in our daily lives, and we strive to provide you will all of the engineering documents, install manuals, tech data sheets, and warranty statements that you need, all in one place. Keep an eye on the Library section of the website for some new search and filtering capabilites over the next several weeks.

New Fax Machine Number

Sunday, May 01, 2011

Effective immediately our fax machine number has changed. Please use (973) 527-3522 for all fax transmissions to Sun Source Energy Products. The old number is being discontinued shortly, so please update your address book to ensure we continue to receive your faxes.

New Solar Industries Collector Sizes

Sunday, May 01, 2011

Pool Heating season is here! As your factory authorized Aquatherm Distribution Center, we have access to many additional panel sizes to help you maximize system size in difficult installations. There are 2 new panel sizes that we have just received:

These new panels are in stock, please check the website catalog for current pricing.

New SunEarth Solar Tank Prices

Sunday, May 01, 2011

Due to increasing raw material prices, SunEarth has announced a 5% price increase on all models of 80 and 120 gallon solar storage tanks effective May 9, 2011.

Sun Source has tanks in stock, and any orders received before 5/9 will be at the current price.

Look for new tank pricing on our web catalog starting 5/9 in the following categories: Solar Tanks With Heat Exchangers and Solar Tanks Without Heat Exchangers.

Webstone Combination Valve Has Updated Casting

Sunday, May 01, 2011

Webstone has updated the casting of their #50613 combination valve (our part number PV-0055) by moving the ball valve so it is inline with the drain stem. This changes the functionality of the valve, as well as the closed loop system charging procedure.

We have updated our recommended charging procedure specifically for this fitting, and have included photos on proper valve orientation as well as handle positions for system charging.

The PDF of this updated document is now available in the library attachment section of PV-0055. We will also provide you with printed copies of these instructions as we have in the past.

Introducing Our New E-Newsletter

Monday, April 04, 2011

Sun Source Energy Products is pleased to announce our new e-mail newsletter!

Over the course of the year, we will use this newsletter as a way of staying in touch with you. Here, we can showcase new products we carry, tips and tricks we learn along the way, and keep you up to date on price changes.

If you know someone that you think would like to receive our newsletter, please direct them to the subscription form on our website.

We hope that you find this newsletter to be a valuable addition to the service that Sun Source provides. We always welcome all suggestions, questions, and comments by phone or email.

Thank you for being a Sun Source customer.

New Winters Gauges - Thermometers & Pressure Gauges

Thursday, March 31, 2011

We have added some new Winters gauges to the Measurement Devices category in our parts catalog.

The Winters TSW174 series thermometers feature either a sweat or NPT fitting for the well, and fit into a standard tee. The removable gauge face and probe have a professional look and are easy to service. Our part numbers are MD-150 for the threaded well, and MD-0160 for the sweat well.

Also, we now carry the PEM1405 pressure gauge, part number MD-0920. This is a normal 0-60psi gauge, but features a rear fitting, rather than a stem, making this gauge ideal for vertical piping.

Price Updates: Solar Industries Solar Pool Heating Panels

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Due to rising material costs, there have been some pricing adjustments on all available sizes of Solar Industries solar pool heating collectors.

Please consult the Aquatherm Solar Pool Panels section on our website for current pricing and availability.

Don't forget! We have eliminated the need for the old Panel Material Surcharge, and have applied that directly into the panel price. Your cost is your cost, with no additional add ons.

New Solar Industries Panel Sizes

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Solar Industries has made new sizes of solar pool collectors available to its largest distribution centers. This is just another advantage to buying from Sun Source Energy Products! We are building up inventory and have most sizes in stock, ready to ship. Call or email for current availability.

New sizes, 1.5" Header:

2x14, 2x16, 2x18, 2x20, 3x14, 3x16, 3x18, 3x20

New sizes, 2" Header:

2x8, 2x10, 2x14, 2x16, 2x18, 2x20, 3x8, 3x14, 3x16, 3x18, 3x20, 4x4, 4x6

SunEarth RexRack Solar Strut - Custom Lengths Available

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

We buy in bulk and you save! We can cut SunEarth Solar Strut (both regular and mill finish) to any length you need, up to 20 feet. We can ship via Fed-Ex up to 8 foot lengths, and deliver larger via our truck.

See our part number 07-RX0500 for current pricing information. When ordering, use this number and specify quantity in feet.

Call or email us for more details.

Solar Industries 1x12 Discontinued

Saturday, January 01, 2011

Effective immediately, Solar Industries has discontinued the 1'x12' solar pool heating collector. There are no more quanitites in stock, and they will not be available in the future.

Sun Source now carrying WebStone Pro-Pal Expansion Tank Fitting

Saturday, January 01, 2011

The Webstone fittings are great quality and can save quite a bit of installation time. We now carry the Webstone Pro-Pal Expansion Tank Fitting.

Solar Industries Surcharge No Longer Required

Friday, October 01, 2010

Effective immediately, 02-SURCHG is no longer necessary when ordering Solar Industries solar pool heating collectors. We have added the appropriate surchage to your cost of the Solar Industries collectors. Ordering solar pool collectors has never been easier.