The first major industry innovation in over 120 years, Sun Bandit® represents a paradigm shift in the way solar energy is captured, stored, and used to heat water. Sun Bandit® makes it possible for more people in more places to enjoy the benefits of a practical on-site energy storage solution.
Sun Bandit® uses solar PV panels and micro-grid technology to heat water during
the day and stores it for future use in the home.
1. Solar PV Panels
> Captures and converts sunlight into DC electricity.
2. Sun Bandit® AC Micro-inverters
> Converts DC electricity to AC electricity.
> No net-meter or utility connection needed.
3. Fused AC Disconnect
> Turns off the Sun Bandit® circuit.
4. Sun Bandit® Monitor
> Displays solar input when system is operating.
5. Sun Bandit® AC Micro-Grid Thermostats
> Adjusts the set point temperature of Micro Grid Elements.
> Recommend setting VERY HOT (160° F).
6. Grid Tied Electric Element/Gas Control
> Adjusts the minimum tank temperature.
> Recommend setting as low as possible to maintain baseline water supply.
7. Mix Valve
> Adjusts the temperature of water to fixtures.
8. Grid Disconnect
> Turns off grid power to the water heater.
9. Sun Bandit® Solar Hybrid Water Heater
> Installs like a standard water heater and stores solar energy as hot water for future use.
Solar PV panels and Sun Bandit® micro-grid technology operate independent of the grid to provide primary heating with electric, natural gas or propane serving as backup allowing it to work off-grid and during power outages.