Alpine Solar Heat and Hot Water is your local source of solar hot water equipment for residential and commercial domestic hot water, space heating, and swimming pool heating.  There is a large inventory of Sunflower brand evacuated tube solar hot water collectors.  Sunflower and Stiebel Eltron controllers are also available.  These items, with current prices shown, are generally not available from the local plumbing suppliers.  Prices shown on this page for items not usually stocked by Alpine Solar are subject to change by the supplier.

    Plumbing supply and hardware items, not stocked by Alpine Solar, are listed on this website for your convenience.  For a complete installation kit, Carr Hardware in Pittsfield, MA can provide all of the items not stocked by Alpine Solar.  


Pick-up or Delivery


Solar hot water equipment is available for pick up in Windsor, Massachusetts.  One SFB304715 collector comes in four 40 pound boxes which can fit into some hatchbacks and small station wagons.  You can also ask for a quote for delivery anywhere in the US and Canada, as well as worldwide. 

There is a large inventory of Sunflower collectors stocked at Alpine Solar Heat in Windsor, Massachusetts.  The prices for Sunflower equipment will be as shown on this page, and most likely the material is available for immediate pickup or delivery.  The equipment from other suppliers may take a week or two to be available, and the prices are subject to change from the manufacturer.


Product Price
Sunflower 30 tube Collector SFB304715 $999
Sunflower 20 tube Collector SFB204715 $699
Sunflower 20 tube Collector SFB205818 $1,299
Sunflower Controller SR868C8 $199
Stiebel Eltron Controller SOM6 $199
Extra Glass Tube, 47mm, (with heat pipe) $45
Extra Glass Tube,47mm, (without heat pipe) $35
Extra Glass Tube, 58mm, (with heat pipe) $55
Extra Glass Tube,58mm, (without heat pipe) $45
Sunflower tilt mounting bracket for SFB304715 $210
Sunflower tilt mounting bracket for SFB205818 $210
Sunflower mounting foot with nut and bolt $10
Propylene Glycol (-100°F; non-toxic) Anti-Freeze $23 per gallon (bring your container)
Propylene Glycol Anti-Freeze tester $15
Electric tankless water heater, Stiebel Eltron Tempra 24 $809
Display and Demonstration of Operational Systems No Cost
Assembly Guidance (at Alpine Solar Heat in Windsor, MA) No Cost
Technical Assistance (phone or on site) – First Hour No Cost
Technical Assistance (phone or on site) – After First Hour $64 per hour


Solar Water Tanks:  Recent agreement with a wholesaler brings these tanks to our area at reasonable prices.  An 80 gallon solar tank can be delivered to most homes or businesses in western Massachusetts and surrounding areas at an estimated cost of less than $2,000.


Complete Solar Domestic Hot Water System

This complete solar domestic hot water system using items 1 through 22 will be suitable for most single family homes with up to four people.

Installation Kit available from Carr Hardware,  547 North Street,  Pittsfield, MA,  413-443-5611

Prices shown below are effective 12/17/11.

(This kit will work with the collectors and tanks listed, and up to 100 feet of 3/4″ copper pipe with a maximum height of 30 feet from the tank to the collector.  Some additional supplies may be required.  The installer is responsible for determining proper application, assembly, overheat protection, flushing, and connection of all safety components.)
Ref# Quantity Um Item Description Price Price per ext
1 1 ea SolarUS Solar 80 gl dual coil storage tank $2,000 $2,000
2 1 ea SPORD06 Watts 70AT3/4 Tempering Valve $158.99 $158.99
3 1 ea SPORD06 Hercules Solar Poly Glycol 5 gal $109.99 $109.09
4 1 ea 27921 #67 Air Eliminator $11.99 $11.99
5 1 ea SPORD06 Watts 174A 3/4 75psi relief Valve $113.99 $113.99
6 2 ea 12030 BLR gauge B136-3 Tridicator $49.99 $99.98
7 1 ea 231396 3/4" BRS check valve (700088) $17.99 $17.99
8 1 ea 17856 #30 Extrol Expansion Tank-only $59.99 $59.99
9 1 ea SPORD06 Groundfos UPS1558FRC circulator(w/ rotated Flange & Check) $159.99 $159.99
10 1 ea 17955 3/4" circulator flanges pr $16.99 $16.99
11 2 ea 566655 3/4" ball valve boiler drain $8.49 $16.98
12 5 ea 117617 3/4" solder ball valve $12.99 $64.95
13 10 ea 232132 3/4" 10ft.L Hrd.Copr.Tbg $23.99 $239.90
14 8 pk 232132 107C 3/4 Elbow 90° $1.39 $11.12
15 50 FO 234492 500 18/2 Therm Conductor $0.16 $8.00
16 5 ea SPORD06 1/2IPSx36" vinyl cld pipe insulation $26.99 $134.95
17 2 ea SPORD06 1/2IPS vinyl cld insul 90° elbow $21.99 $43.98
18 1 ea 7 freight charge on vinyl pipe insulation $25.00 $25.00
19 6 ea 729624 6 interior pipe insulation $2.79 $16.74
20 6 ea 3" stainless steel lag bolts $2.33 $13.98


Solar equipment available from Alpine Solar Heat and Hot Water, Windsor, MA:
Ref# Quantity Description Price
21 1 Sunflower SFB304715 collector $950
22 1 Sunflower Controller SR868C8 $195
subtotal= $1,145


Combined cost for items 1 through 22, solar equipment plus plumbing and hardware =  $4,295.50

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