Solar thermal collector

What is Solar thermal collector?

Solar thermal collector meaning A device designed to receive solar radiation and convert it to thermal energy. Normally, a solar thermal collector includes a frame, glazing, and an absorber, together with appropriate insulation. The heat collected by the solar collector may be used immediately or stored for later use. Solar collectors are used for space heating; domestic hot water heating; and heating swimming pools, hot tubs, or spas.

 

reference: Glossary – U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

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