How it Works

Sun Bandit Operates as a Stand-Alone System

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.

Solar PV Panels

Solar PV panels capture and convert sunlight into DC electricity.

Sun Bandit AC Inverter

Then the inverter converts DC electricity into AC electricity. No net-meter or utility connection is needed.

Fused AC Disconnect

The S-100 turns off the Sun Bandit circuit.

Sun Bandit Monitor

The Sun Bandit monitor within the S-100 displays and records the solar output records.

Sun Bandit Thermostat

Sun Bandit AC Micro-Grid Thermostats

The Sun Bandit AC Micro-grid Thermostats adjust the set point temperature of the Micro-Grid elements. The recommended setting is VERY HOT(160° F).
(A mix valve must be installed.)

Grid Tied Electric Element/Gas Control

The grid tied electrical element/gas control adjust the minimum tank temperature.

Sun Bandit Thermostat

Mixing Valve

The mixing valve adjusts the temperature of the water to the fixtures.

Power Grid

Grid Disconnect

The grid disconnect is controlled automatically by the Sun Bandit® water heater.

Sun Bandit Solar Hybrid Water Heater

The Sun Bandit Solar Hybrid Water Heater installs similar to a standard water heater and stores solar energy as hot water for future use.

What questions do you have?

Whether you are a homeowner, solar professional, builder, architect, or engineer– there is a Sun Bandit® hybrid solar energy system for you.