- Vacuum Tube Solar Collector
It is the component that is responsible for transferring solar energy to water. It consists of an arrangement of pipes or conduits through which water flows. The collector uses glass tubes under vacuum. The vacuum prevents conduction and convection phenomena, increasing efficiency.
- Water Tank / Storage Tank
It is the fluid storage container. During the day, the water is recirculated over and over between the collector and the water tank. After a while and depending on the dimensions of the components, the water will heat up for later use. The energy captured in the collector is stored in the tank in the form of hot water. When water is required, it is removed from the tank and filled with cold water. The tank is thermally insulated to prevent leaks and keep the water warm longer.