Flat-Plate and Evacuated Tube Collectors

  • Brian Norton
Part of the Lecture Notes in Energy book series (LNEN, volume 18)


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 transmit it in form of heat to a working fluid commonly air or water. A general steady-state analysis for flat-plate collectors is shown in Fig. 5.1.


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  • Brian Norton
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  1. 1.Dublin Institute of TechnologyDublinIreland

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