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COLLECTOR, officer. One appointed to receive taxes or other impositions; as collector of taxes; collector of militia fines, &c. A collector is also a person appointed by a private person to collect the credits due him. Metc. & Perk. Dig. h.t.

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The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the Global Solar Collector market for the period 2015-2019.
Optimizing those criteria made the polymer collector able to replace the conventional solar collector to produce domestic hot water for residential.
A scientific journal paper on the predicted and in-situ performance of the Aerogel Solar Collector has been published in Energy and Buildings.
It is shown that in different cities, in general, as the ratio of annual ground heating load to annual ground cooling load of the house decreases the reduced GLHE length to solar collector area ratio decreases.
A homemade solar collector is basically a highly insulated 4- to 6-inch-deep box, most often made from a single sheet of 1/2- or 3/4-inch plywood and covered with tempered glass.
Khurram K Nawab, Director of Business development Alubond USA and the developer of the Alubond Solar collector panels, said: "Solar energy sector will be attracting billion of dollars investments in the wake of eroding investors confidence in stock markets and real estate sector and will emerge as main tool of jobs creation for the next decade.
By energy balance, the amount of heat required to be added by solar collectors for maintaining pool at 21[degrees]C for three hours is 5804295 KJ.
When the solar collector can provide the heating capacity more than needed, the excess heat is stored in the hot-water storage tank.
For the purpose of this article, I have limited what follows to what I consider to be the easiest and most cost-effective means of passively heating a house: using living space as a solar collector.
Robert Cook's Simi Valley home is slightly more high-tech looking than a standard security system, and if you look closely, you might be able to spot the hot water solar collector on the roof.
The lens also could function as a light gatherer for a solar collector or as a fast photographic lens capable of producing high-contrast, high-resolution images at very low light levels.
Flat plate solar collector for installation on flat roof with high selective absorber surface will be applied, ensuring high absorptions of insolation and low emission of thermal radiation.