11.8.2 Active Solar Heating (Solar Thermal)

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​​​​​​11.8.2 Active Solar Heating (Solar Thermal)

A solar collector is a device that captures solar heat and transfers it to heat water, most commonly for sanitary hot water production, or in cases where a building has a very low heat demand, then often for both space heating and hot water. Larger scale active solar thermal technologies can also be used for cooling and steam production. Steam produced in this way can be used to drive turbines for electricity production.

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