TrendSetter Solar Thermal Collector Specifications

Basic Collector Data
Collector Size
10 Tubes
18 Tubes
22 Tubes
30 Tubes
Overall length1
980mm / 80"
Overall height2
156mm / 6.4 (manifold & standard frame)
Overall
width
3
96mm / 31.3"
1496mm / 58.8
636mm / 64.4"
2196mm / 86.4
Absorber area4
0.8m2 / 8.6ft2
1.6m2 / 17.2ft2
1.76m2 / 18.9ft2
2.4m2 / 25.8ft2
Aperture area5
0.94m2 / 10.1ft2
1.88m2 / 20.2ft2
2.07m2 / 22.3ft2
2.82m2 / 30.3ft2
Gross area
1.57m2 / 16.95ft2
2.96m2 / 31.8ft2
3.24m2 / 34.8ft2
4.35m2 / 46.8ft2
Gross dry weight -
standard frame
34.8kg / 76.5lb
63.5kg / 139.7lb
71.3kg / 156.8lb
94.8kg / 208.5lb
Fluid capacity
500ml
900ml
1,100ml
1500ml
  1. Length of frame front track;
  2. Height of frame front track & manifold
  3. Width of manifold (not inc. inlet/outlet ports)
  4. Absorber = outside diameter of inner tube x exposed tube length
  5. Aperture = inner diameter of outer glass tube x exposed tube length
Glass Material
Borosilicate Glass 3.3
Absorber Material
Graded-index coating
A1-N on A1 on glass
Thermal Expansion
3.3x106ºC
Absorptance
>92%(AM1.5)
Emittance
<8% (80ºC)
Vacuum
P<5x10-3Pa
Stagnation Temp.
>200ºC >395ºF
Heat Loss
<0.8W / (mC)
Maximum Strength
0.8Mpa 120psi
Absorber Area per Tube (for standard performance calcs)
0.08m 0.86ft
Heat Transfer Fins
0.3mm / 0.0098" thick sets of Aluminium Fins

 

Super & Standard Heat Pipes
Length
800mm 70.88" . 1500mm/59.0
Material
mm OD x 0.7mm 0.314" OD x 0.027 Oxygen Free Copper (TU1) Cu=Ag>99.99% (02<16ppm)
Condenser Dimensions
0mm OD x 30mm 0.78" OD x 1.18
Heat Transfer Liquid
Water
Maximum Working Temp.
300ºC 577ºF
Start-up Temp.
SH pipe<30s (80ºC) <190ºF -
ST pipe<60s (75ºC) <180ºF
Heat Exchange Output
>100W - >135W
Vacuum
P<5x10-3P
Vertical Installation Angle
20-70
Horizontal Installation Angle
0 +/- 5

 

Rubber Components
Material
HTV Silicon Rubber
(UV stabilised)
Density
1.15 g/cm3 +/- 0.05
Durometer Hardness
(Shore A)
50-70
(depends on components)
Elongation
320%
Rebound
54%
Maximum Working Temp.
300C 577F
Tensile Strength
6.4Mpa
Tear Strength
12.5 KNM

TRENDSETTER® Solar collectors come with a standard frame for mounting flush to a pitched roof.

Alternative frame kits are available for the following:
Type of Mounting Frame Kit Required
Roof with insufficient pitch Low Angle Frame Kit
Flat Roof High Angle Frame Kit (adjustable)
Ground Siting High Angle Frame Kit
Wall Mounting NOT Yet Available

 

Frame Accessories
Mounting Type or Roof Surface Accessories Suitable
Tiled  
Asphalt Shingle Silicone rounded pads
Concrete  
Corrugated Iron Silicone U channel pads
Wall  
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