Interconnected Heat Pipe Solar Collector


Iranian Research Organization for Science and Tech, Solar Energy Lab.


This paper deals with the performance of a heat pipe solar collector. The solar collector consisted of an interconnected heat pipe so as to reduce the production cost by using an interconnected heat pipe because all the heat pipes can be evacuated, sealed and tested at once. Performance of a prototype of the heat pipe solar collector was experimentally examined, and the results were compared with those obtained through theoretical analysis. The results shown in this paper seem feasible.