Market Overview Vacuum Tube Collectors

Our product overview of vacuum tube solar collectors shows 62 different collectors. You can find single glass, double glass, heat pipe or direct flow collectors with detailed information about every characteristic of the products. 

Solar Vacuum tube collectors

Footnotes to the table: AlN/Al = 1-target-coating on the basis of aluminium nitride ; SS-AlN/Cu = 3-target-coating, combination of steel, copper and aluminium nitride; PVD = selective coating made by Physical Vapour Deposition; laser = laser welding; ultrasonic = ultrasonic welding; PU = polyurethane; GRP = glass-fibre reinforced plastic; AR = glass with anti-reflective coating; ABS = acrylonitrile butadiene styrene

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The solar field at the Monash University consists of vacuum tube collectors by Australian manufacturer Greenland Systems and was designed and installed by the LCI engineering consultancy. (Photo: Greenland)

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