solar collector

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solar collector

n.
Any of several devices that absorb and accumulate solar radiation for use as a source of energy.

so′lar collec′tor


n.
any of numerous devices or systems designed to capture and use solar radiation for heating air or water and for producing steam to generate electricity.
[1955–60]
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Noun1.solar collector - a concave mirror that concentrates the rays of the sunsolar collector - a concave mirror that concentrates the rays of the sun; can produce high temperatures
reflector - device that reflects radiation
solar thermal system - a system that converts sunlight into heat
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3]who theoretically studied an evacuated tube with thin absorber plate inserted in its cavity.
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An absorber plate housed within the calorimeter is connected to a water-based closed loop.
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The solar water heater developed and used in this work has five important components, namely, the outer box, the inner box, double-walled glass cover, reflector lid, and absorber plate.
One of the important of the solar collector device is the absorber plate.
Glazed flat-plate collectors are insulated, weatherproofed boxes that contain a dark absorber plate under one or more glass or polymer covers.
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Initially absorber plate will be in equilibrium with the ambient therefore, when it absorb heat in the very first hour its average temperature will be
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