solar thermal system


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Noun1.solar thermal system - a system that converts sunlight into heat
solar collector, solar dish, solar furnace - a concave mirror that concentrates the rays of the sun; can produce high temperatures
system - instrumentality that combines interrelated interacting artifacts designed to work as a coherent entity; "he bought a new stereo system"; "the system consists of a motor and a small computer"
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Flat-plate solar thermal systems use a flat solar collection surface to capture sunlight, which is used to heat fluid that is then directed into a storage tank.
Department of Agriculture that would partially fund a solar thermal system to heat water for his anaerobic digester system.
The percentage of a home's hot water needs--no matter what the end use--that is fulfilled by a solar thermal system is called the "solar fraction," and it is critical in the design of any system.
With a solar thermal system, a high proportion of hot water can be provided, especially during the summer months (systems are capable of providing almost all of a building's hot water during the summer and up to 60% year round).
Powered by a photovoltaic solar cell, the integrated solar thermal system uses solar energy to produce hot water.
The largest solar thermal system in the state of Virginia has been installed at the New River Valley Regional Jail (NRVRJ) in Dublin, Va., according to Correctional News.
He installed a roof-top solar thermal system to heat his water and fitted photovoltaic solar panels to generate electricity.
Solar collectors: In a solar thermal system, absorbers coated in black and located within collectors are heated up by the sunEoACAOs rays.
Officials anticipate that the new solar thermal system will save $60,000 a year in natural gas expenses and reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 174 tons annually.
The first is a low-emission solar thermal system combined with absorption refrigeration.
-- A solar thermal system mounted under the Englert Solar standing seam roof, which draws heat from the roof and transfers it to the home's hot water system.
Professional installers can get your home up and running with a solar thermal system for less than $4,000 in most cases.

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