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Synonyms: solar collectors, Kollektor, Solarkollektor

A solar collector gathers and stores the sun's energy via a network of pipes through which water or anti-freeze is heated. Flat plate collectors are the most common type; they consist of copper tubes fitted to a flat absorber plate. Evacuated tube collectors are more efficient, working best in cold, cloudy climates.

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air collectors, pool collectors, flat plate collectors, evacuated tube collectors, collector circulation

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