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DOI: 10.5593/SGEM2014/B41/S17.074

THE MODULAR CONSTRUCTION OF NON-METALLIC MEDIUM TEMPERATURE CONCEPT SOLAR COLLECTOR SOLABLOK

R. Rybar, M. Beer, S. Kuzevic
Wednesday 1 October 2014 by Libadmin2014

References: 14th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2014, www.sgem.org, SGEM2014 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-15-5 / ISSN 1314-2704, June 19-25, 2014, Book 4, Vol. 1, 569-574 pp

ABSTRACT
The presented article focuses on the construction and design of non-metal concept solar collector SOLABLOK, which absorber and thermal insulations are formed from block of foam glass. Function of SOLABLOK collector is based on direct insolation of heat transport medium in the absorber, which works as a photothermal converter , creating a so-called thermal trap. The theoretical part describes the basic principles and functions of collector and previous theoretical and practical research by authors in this field of study, consists of prototype design and several experiments and physical measurements, which resulted in the possible applicability of presented concepts in solar technology. The main part discusses the design of a solar collector, which is heading to a simple modular composition consisting of modules with low production costs and low energy consumption during the manufacturing process. The advantage of this construction is easy assembling, modifiability and estimated affordability mainly in segment of structurally simple solar systems where SOLABLOK concept brings more efficiency and energy obtained at same low input costs.

Keywords: Solar Collector, Foam Glass, SOLABLOK Concept, Photothermal Convertor, Modular Design