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solar collector

[′sō·lər kə′lek·tər]
(engineering)
An installation designed to gather and accumulate energy in the form of solar radiation.
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Solar collector

A device designed to absorb radiation from the sun and transfer this energy to air or fluid passing through a collector.
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solar collector

A device designed to absorb radiation from the sun and transfer this energy to a fluid which passes through the collector.
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Solar collector efficiency (delivered heat to incident solar radiation) depends on the type of the collector, the hot water storage and back-up systems, averaging on an annual basis 40 to 55% for SHW, while annual average solar utilisation (accounting for storage heat losses and waste heat) of 20 to 25% have been obtained in combi systems (Philibert 2006).
And the pressure difference between the inlet and outlet of the solar collector is calculated as
3-5 show the instantaneous variation during each day of the solar time, filling ratio, inclination angle and the hot water mass flow rate of the wickless heat pipe evacuated tube solar collector (HP-ETSC).
4 and 5 shows the hourly variations of different temperatures (air inlet, outlet and ambient) of five cases of solar collector and two mass flow rates are 0.018 and 0.043 kg/s, during the experiments.
Effect of ambient temperature on refrigeration system with vacuum solar collector:
(2011) also made a theoretical and experimental study regarding a solar collector assisted by thermosyphons.
The in-situ performance of the Aerogel Solar Collector is being monitored as part of a two-year post-occupancy evaluation study, led by Dr Mark Dawson, funded through the Technology Strategy Board.A package of wireless monitoring equipment is capturing information such as internal temperatures within the house, power consumption of the MVHR, solar radiation hitting the property's south-facing wall and temperature/humidity inside the profile of the Aerogel Solar Collector cavity and MVHR ductwork.
Area Total Initial of Length Cost Pan els ([m.sup.2] (m [ft]) Solar GLHE and [[ft.sup.2]]) Cost HP 0 0 [0] 380 $0 $19,040 [1246] 0 0 [0] 220 $0 $13,760 [722] 3 6.8 [73] 188 $851 $12,704 [617] 6 13.6 [147] 173 $1,703 $12,202 [567] 9 20.4 [213] 150 $2,554 $11,450 [492] 12 27.24[293] 135 $3,405 $10,955 [443] Solar Collector No.
3M's Renewable Energy Division has teamed with Gossamer Space Frames to unveil a new parabolic trough solar collector technology designed to significantly reduce equipment and installation costs for CSP systems used in power generation.
"The station will consist of 258,048 parabolic trough mirrors, 192 solar collector assembly loops with 8 solar collector assemblies per loop, 768 solar collector assembly units, and 27,648 absorber pipes," he said.
The company's website refers to wind turbine, solar panel nd solar collector technologies as piezovoltaic, photovoltaic and thermovoltaic.
In addition the number of units to be assembled, checked, mounted, aligned and commissioned will be reduced by larger solar collector elements.