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Home » Latest News » Apricus Announces Buy American Act and ARRA Compliant Commercial Collector

Apricus Announces Buy American Act and ARRA Compliant Commercial Collector

29th June 2010

Apricus, a leading designer and manufacturer of solar hot water and hydronic heating products, is pleased to announce their new AP-30C Evacuated Tube Collector.

Ideal for federal, state, military, educational and commercial projects, the collector meets and exceeds the requirements of the Buy American Act and is eligible for use in projects funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). The AP-30C is SRCC, CSA and USEC (IAPMO) certified, making it eligible for federal rebates and incentives.

The collector features a number of unique qualities including a high quality stainless steel frame and manifold casing which are able to withstand harsh environments such as coastal applications.  The AP-30C is drainback compatible, meets the requirements of NSF-61 and is hail resistant in accordance with EN12975-2.  Mounted at only four points the AP-30C is easy to install, virtually maintenance free, and offers excellent performance even in non-optimal solar conditions.

Through a partnership with Engineering Specialties, Inc., a Connecticut ISO/TS-16949 certified company specializing in mechanical assemblies and custom components, Apricus will now manufacture all steel components and complete final assembly of the AP-30C locally.

"Apricus is proud to be able to offer a Buy American Act and ARRA compliant solar thermal collector that is manufactured in the USA using more than 50% US made materials, said Nigel Ruddell, VP of Apricus Inc.  This will generate local income and job creation in the state of Conn. and ensure that federal, state, local government and educational projects have the option to specify and receive funding for highly efficient evacuated tube collectors."

The AP-30C will be available for purchase in mid-June through Apricus nationwide network of representatives. Further information about the AP-30C and Apricus full line of products is currently available on the Apricus website at www.apricus.com. For additional inquiries, please contact Apricus directly at 1-877-458-2634.

About ESI

Engineering Specialties, Inc. is a precision manufacturer of mechanical assemblies and metal stampings.  ESI specializes in highly engineered products, with a strong emphasis on safety-critical parts. This perspective, with more than two decades of diverse experience, makes ESI highly qualified for automotive, aerospace, medical, energy and other fail-safe applications.  ESI supports customer manufacturing locations around the world.

About Apricus

Apricus is a leading designer and manufacturer of solar hot water and hydronic heating products for residential and commercial use. With a rapidly growing distribution network throughout North America, offices in the US, France, and Australia, and representation in over 30 countries; our range of renewable energy products provide simple and effective solutions for families and businesses concerned about the effects of climate change and rising energy costs.

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