UMA Solar Announces First and Only NSF-61 Plastic Polymer Solar Collectors

UMA Solar is proud to announce that Heliocol, MAXG and SunStar solar collectors are the only plastic polymer panels qualified for potable (drinking) water applications as per NSF-61.

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. (November 9, 2010) - UMA Solar is proud to announce that Heliocol, MAXG and SunStar solar collectors are the only plastic polymer panels qualified for potable (drinking) water applications as per NSF-61. Unlike NSF-50, that only meets swimming water health levels, NSF-61 goes further with higher health standards to qualify the materials for drinking water applications.


NSF, or the National Sanitation Foundation, is an independent, non-profit organization that certifies products and writing standards for food, water and consumer goods.

"The quality and safety of our products have always been a top priority at UMA Solar," said UMA Solar COO Remo Eyal. "This NSF-61 certification of our materials ensures that our panels won't cause harm to our users from chemicals leeching into their drinking, swimming pool or bathing water."

UMA Solar's patented Heliocol, MAXG and SunStar solar collectors are produced through unique, over-molding injection technology that results in seamless, integrally molded thermoplastic units made with the same material throughout. Unlike other plastic solar collectors, the UMA Solar collectors are created with materials certified to be safe and contaminate-free for use with potable water.

About UMA Solar:

UMA Solar manufactures and distributes the industry's highest-performing solar products for commercial and residential applications nationwide. UMA Solar features industry-leading products including MAXG advanced solar pre-heating systems for commercial applications; Heliocol, the world's top solar pool heating systems; Solene Solar Water Heaters; and, MyGen, Kyocera photovoltaic (PV) solar electric equipment packages designed specifically for residential grid-tied applications. UMA Solar offers its products through its network of over 700 dealers nationwide. Four distribution locations are strategically placed throughout the U.S. for convenient and continuous availability. For more information, call UMA Solar at 1-800-79-SOLAR or visit http://www.umasolar.com.

For more information please contact: Tod Ellington, Director of Marketing, tellington@umasolar.com
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