solar collector

noun
any of numerous devices or systems designed to capture and use solar radiation for heating air or water and for producing steam to generate electricity.
Also called collector.
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Example sentences
Perhaps, using a thermocouple would be more efficient than using a photovoltaic
  device in the solar collector.
The output of the solar panels matches available solar heat gain to the solar
  collector.
Most solar water heating systems for buildings have two main parts: a solar
  collector and a storage tank.
The basic components of a solar dryer include an enclosure or shed, screened
  drying trays or racks, and a solar collector.
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