solar collector

noun

: any of various devices for the absorption of solar radiation for the heating of water or buildings or the production of electricity

Examples of solar collector in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The small planet would have been converted into a horde of mining and manufacturing robots, powered by fleets of Dyson Swarm solar collectors. Adam Hadhazy, Popular Mechanics, 7 Mar. 2023 The entire assembly acts as a solar collector, but doesn't require the unwieldy size and low efficiency of a curved mirror. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, 23 Sep. 2020 Just pick a sunny spot to place the solar collector and allow the daytime sunshine to do its work. Kathleen Willcox, Popular Mechanics, 31 May 2022 In total, there are 140 layers of the six different solar collector materials. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, 20 Apr. 2020 In solar energy, scientists continue to research ways to pump more energy out of solar collectors in a shorter time in order to minimize waste and improve energy payload. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, 3 Dec. 2019 Either way, having an effective way to use smart materials to pivot solar collectors toward the sun may mean more efficient collection and use of solar energy. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, 5 Nov. 2019 The end result, at this stage, is a very inefficient solar collector. Chris Lee, Ars Technica, 12 Dec. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1955, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of solar collector was in 1955

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“Solar collector.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/solar%20collector. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

solar collector

noun
: any of various devices for the absorption of solar radiation for the heating of water or buildings or the production of electricity
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