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flat-plate collector

[flat-pleyt] /ˈflætˌpleɪt/
noun
1.
a type of solar collector consisting of a series of flat glass or plastic plates with black metal surfaces that absorb solar energy.
Origin
1975-1980
1975-80
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Examples for flat-plate collector
  • For example, in the term flat-plate collector, flat-plate is the unit modifier.
  • Designers employ equations to calculate the total or global radiation on a flat-plate collector.

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