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Flat-Plate Collectors

  • Brian Norton

Abstract

Solar energy collectors are devices employed to gain useful heat energy from the incident solar radiation. They can be of the concentrating or the flat-plate type. A simple flat-plate solar energy collector consists basically of an absorbing surface which absorbs the insolation and transmits it (in the form of heat) to a working fluid (commonly air or water).

Keywords

Response Function Heat Pipe Outlet Temperature Solar Collector Transient Phase 
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© Springer-Verlag London Limited 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Brian Norton
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  1. 1.Department of Building and Environmental EngineeringUniversity of UlsterNewtownabbeyNorthern Ireland

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