Torrent ECO OV Thermal Store
Torrent ECO SP thermal store
Torrent ECO SOL (Solar) Thermal Store
Torrent ECO HP (heat pump) thermal store
Torrent ECO HP SOL ( Heat Pump and Solar)

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Torrent ECO SOL - solar thermal store with inputs for boiler and wood burner


Gledhill Torrent ECO SOL thermal store

Solar compatible open vented thermal store with a vented or sealed primary circuit





This generation of Gledhill TORRENT has been superseded by


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Solar thermal store providing  mains pressure hot water compatible with open vented or sealed heating system

The Gledhill Torrent ECO SOL is designed for use with a 'wet' solar input heating the cylinder via a solar coil. Other heat sources may be added - both open vented (OV) and seal primary (SP) - by ordering the cylinder with the appropriate configuration of connections/heat exchangers.

Open vented appliances such as solid fuel/AGA/Wood Burner  require a set of direct tappings, whereas sealed primary requires the addition of a boiler coil. Both are optional, both must be specified.

A high-efficiency solar coil to allow the home owner to benefit from a wide variety of alternative energy inputs is included as standard.

If necessary, tappings may be positioned according to customer specifications, or removed if preferred. Tappings that are not immediately required can of course be sealed off for later use.


Torrent ECO Solar thermal store

As is normally the case, a sealed system boiler will feed directly to a pressurised central heating circuit and to the store (Y or S Plan config') introducing energy via the optional boiler coil. However, provision for an open vented auxiliary heating circuit output can also be made on the store. If the latter configuration is used all input heat sources will contribute energy that may be utilised by the open vented auxiliary heating circuit output.

In another configuration, an open vented boiler can be used to exclusively heat the store directly, the direct central heating circuit output in turn supplying heat to the property. In such a config' all heat sources contribute towards hot water and the open vented heating output.


Electric backup

An immersion heater element is provided and it is normally envisaged this will be used as an emergency backup for hot water and to provide emergency heat for the auxiliary heating circuit. However, if a 'renewable', 'low carbon' or cheap rate electrical supply is available, this too can be used to add heat to the store.

Gledhill Torrent ECO Technical Manual

Technical Manual

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Torrent ECO Solar thermal store schematic diagram

Gledhill Torrent Greenheat ECO SOL Technical Specification and price list

Description   TEC210-SOL TEC250-SOL TEC350-SOL TEC450-SOL
Price OV MODEL £ inc VAT 1278.85 1389.40 1828.62 2923.93
Special Offer: Less £40 Limited time only 1238.85 1349.40 1788.62 2883.93
Price SP MODEL £ inc VAT 1408.85 1519.40 2028.62


Special Offer: Less £40 Limited time only 1368.85 1479.40 1988.62 3133.93

Unit height mm 1414 1654 1874 1764
Unit diameter mm 585 585 636 738
DHW volume litres 210 250 350 450
Dedicated solar volume litres 62 73 101 130
Max solar collector area m2 2.47 2.91 4.03 5.19
Solar exch surface area m2 0.27 0.34 0.40 0.54
Max hot water flow rate litres/min 35 35 35 35
Maximum Dwelling Type




OV = no boiler coil

SP = with boiler coil



Bath 1 1 2 3
Shower room 1 2 2 2
Bed 2 - 4 2 - 4 3 - 5 4 - 6

Cylinders are fully customisable - additional tappings may be added or unwanted tappings delete from order. Additions and options may attract a small additional charge.


Additional tappings for solid fuel/AGA (gravity flow) heat input - Please add £20.00 per pair (flow & return)

Secondary Return kit:  £POA

Optional feed & expansion tank (F&E)
Type 1 Standard F&E tank supplied with standard plastic float and valve £75.00 inc VAT
Metal High temperature copper header tanks are also available. Click here for details


Off-Peak Economy 7 Controller

HE7T Compatible Off-Peak Economy 7 programmer with timed boost function (Details) £115.75

Notes on F&E Tanks

All thermal stores require a Feed and Expansion tank (F&E) to facilitate thermal expansion, evaporation and system top-up. Existing tanks and other proprietary products may be suitable and therefore used. However, your strict attention is drawn to the suitability of any tank you plan to use in view of the temperature of water that could potentially reach it.

You should ensure the tank you intend to use can handle water at the temperatures associated with thermal stores, with special attention being paid to this issue if an uncontrollable heat source is connected (i.e. wood burning stove, AGA, Rayburn etc).

Horrific injury or death from scalding can result if an overflow scenario exists with a tank that distorts or sags when subjected to high temperature water.

Gledhill can supply two types of F&E tank as an optional extra for use with the Torrent ECO thermal store. The plastic type (Type 1) is suitable for use with 'controllable heat sources'. If 'uncontrollable heat sources' are to be connected then a metal 'high temperature' F&E tank must be used. Both are optional extras and must be ordered with the thermal store to avoid additional carriage charges.

Type 1 is suitable for use on a standard system where the heat source is regulated (e.g. gas or oil boiler controlled by thermostat).

Metal is suited for use with less controllable heat sources such as wood burning stoves or an AGA where heat from the source is unregulated.

*F&E tanks must be sized to take the water expansion of the whole system into account. (i.e. if additional system pipework connects directly to the cylinder the volume of the whole must be taken into account)



Drayton Solar Thermal Controller and Sensors

Drayton Solar Controller

Take control of your domestic solar heating system with this easy-to-use, sleek and functional new Solar Controller from Drayton Heating Controls. The pack also includes 2 Solar Sensors.


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