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  • Editor: Bernard Kippelen
  • Vol. 18, Iss. S1 — Apr. 26, 2010
  • pp: A112–A117

Metal glass vacuum tube solar collectors are approaching lower-medium temperature heat application

Xinian Jiang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue S1, pp. A112-A117 (2010)

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Solar thermal collectors are widely used worldwide mainly for hot water preparation at a low temperature (less than 80°C). Applications including many industrial processes and central air conditioning with absorption chillers, instead require lower-medium temperature heat (between 90°C and 150°C) to be driven when using solar thermal energy. The metal absorber glass vacuum tube collectors (MGVT) are developed for this type of applications. Current state-of-art and possible future technology development of MGVT are presented.

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OCIS Codes
(220.0220) Optical design and fabrication : Optical design and fabrication
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices

ToC Category:
Solar Concentrators

Original Manuscript: December 7, 2009
Revised Manuscript: March 22, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: March 23, 2010
Published: April 26, 2010

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Xinian Jiang, "Metal glass vacuum tube solar collectors are approaching lower-medium temperature heat application," Opt. Express 18, A112-A117 (2010)

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