solar collector meaning

  "solar collector" in a sentence
Noun: solar collector
  1. A concave mirror that concentrates the rays of the sun; can produce high temperatures
    - solar dish, solar furnace

Derived forms: solar collectors

Type of: reflector

Part of: solar thermal system

Encyclopedia: Solar collector


A device designed to absorb radiation from the sun and transfer this energy to a fluid which passes through the collector.

An installation designed to gather and accumulate energy in the form of solar radiation.


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