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Chapter 5:
Surfaces for Selective Absorption of Solar Energy
This chapter is devoted to energy-efficient solar collectors. These are devices that absorb solar radiation, convert it to thermal energy, and deliver the thermal energy to a heat-transfer medium. Energy efficiency, i.e., minimized losses associated with the energy transfer, can be achieved by using suitable materials in the components of the solar collector, and by integrating these components into a well-designed device.
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