SGS Central Minnesota


Solar Water Heaters

Solar Hot Water Heaters

We offer two types of solar water heating; solar photovoltaic and solar thermal. Both types of systems have their own water storage tanks and can use your existing tank or tankless system only as backup when needed. We also carry a very economical solar thermal pool heating system.

We proudly offer the following brands:


Sun Bandit® is a revolutionary new way in which solar is used to heat water. This innovative new technology utilizes PV technology to deliver clean reliable hot water by putting the free energy of the sun to work for you in ways that makes owning a solar system more practical and affordable than ever before. With advance micro grid technology and design Sun Bandit® is an electric water heater powered by solar modules that can deliver hot water even when the grid goes down. Sun Bandit® is the simplest solar hot water solution on the market providing the most easy-to-use and economical way to go solar. Packages include a Sun Bandit® Hybrid Water Heater Sun Bandit® Micro-Grid Inverter(s) PV modules and a fully flashed rooftop mounting system.

The Basic SBES 2 Module package includes the following:
  • (1) Sun Bandit® Hybrid Water Heater of your choice including Mix Valve and Temperature Gauge
  • (1) Sun Bandit® AC Micro-Grid Inverter
  • (2) Solar Modules
  • (4) Zilla® Zip Flashing Assemblies with L-foot and Mounting Hardware
  • (2) Zilla® Quad Combo rails
  • (4) End Clip Assemblies and (2) Zilla® Top Clip Assemblies
  • (4) Wire Management Clips
  • (1) Zilla® PVC Electrical Flashing with Junction Box
  • (1) Monitor
  • (1) Sun Bandit® AC Micro-Grid Disconnect

SBES-80E-100 shown additional hardware including top clip assemblies splice bars AC Micro-Grid Inverters and Monitors will be provided to match the system you select.

Use SunBandits Performance Calculator to determine the size system you need today.


With Solpal’s integral collector storage systems it is easier than ever to harness the sun’s energy to generate hot water. Solpal is a solar water heater that feeds into your existing hot water system. It ties into your water supply line and preheats the water before it enters your existing water heater. The method is simple yet ingenious: Water is heated and stored within the solar collector eliminating the need for circulation pumps and an external power supply. It features an integrated collector storage system suitable for warm climates easy installation on flat or pitched roofs low profile design and can be installed flush to roof for superior look. It is a low cost solar system solution more effcient than traditional thermosyphon systems and half the size of a traditional thermosyphon system.


FAFCO Solar Bear Systems allow you to extend your pool season.

FAFCO solar collectors feature:
  • A patented water flow metering system that distributes water evenly for maximum efficiency a patented collector design featuring almost twice as many tubes per panel as other brands for maximum heating performance durable lightweight ultraviolet-resistant polymer material that provides years of reliable service and fully-wetted design transfers virtually all available energy directly to the pool water.

  • FAFCO’s above ground solar pool heating systems can be self-installed in as little as 30 minutes. A Solar Bear solar pool heater can heat an 18′ – 24′ round pool and is designed to work with any common above ground pool pump.

  • Solar Bear 80000 BTU Universal System includes the following: 1-4’x20′ panel integrated by-pass valve pre-plumbed hose adapters mounting kit elbows plugs and install manual.