CPC Evacuated Tube Solar Thermal Collectors | Detailed Photographs


Front view of the CPC1518 solar collector with the optional horizontal roof mounting kit.

Front view of the CPC1518 solar collector with the optional horizontal roof mounting kit.



Top front view of the CPC1518 solar collector with the optional horizontal roof mounting kit. The top section includes a manifold that is in a series-parallel configuration. The black strap seen hanging behind the collector is to aid in lifting the collector during handling and installation.
Top front view of the CPC1518 solar collector with the optional horizontal roof mounting kit. The top section includes a manifold that is in a series-parallel configuration. The black strap seen hanging behind the collector is to aid in lifting the collector during handling and installation.



Two CPC1512 solar collectors installed on a customer's roof.
Two CPC1512 solar collectors installed on a customer's roof.



Close up of tube internals, which include a copper U-tube, an aluminum extrusion which holds the U-tube and facilitates heat transfer with the tube, and the glass vacuum tube.
Close up of tube internals, which include a copper U-tube, an aluminum extrusion which holds the U-tube and facilitates heat transfer with the tube, and the glass vacuum tube.



Exploded top view of tubes near manifold (reflector removed).
Exploded top view of tubes near manifold (reflector removed).



Schematic of the tube and CPC reflector cross section.
Schematic of the tube and CPC reflector cross section.



CPC 1518 Collector Dimensions
CPC 1518 Collector Dimensions



Close up of CPC (Compound Parabolic Concentrator) reflector and manifold
Close up of CPC (Compound Parabolic Concentrator) reflector and manifold



Close up of the bottom of the solar collector.
Close up of the bottom of the solar collector.

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