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01 A Solar Water Heater

02 A Solar Water Heater (detail)

03 Fixation of the borosilicate tube

04 Detail of the solar tracker

05 Instaled water heater

06 The thermoformed mirror

07 Solar tracker tests

n°7 A Solar Water Heater ~ From an old Parable to a hot water circuit.



With the development of grounding TV and Internet, Parable are becoming obsolete objects. But as some youtubers know (Green Power Science, for example) this kind of shape is really precious. 
Indeed, parabolic shape allows to concentrate any kind of waves, including solar waves. If properly covered with a reflective material, a parable can generate a really powerfull point of heat. On this object, the point of heat is directed on a boroscilicate tube containing a cooper pipe. An analogic solar tracker allows the solar concentrator to follow the Sun path. The heated water can then be used directly or chaneled to a heat stocking infrastructure. The mirror can easily be thermoformed directly on the parable using a heat gun.