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Novel Solar Thermal Collector Design

15 Feb 2011
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Where: Seminar room 505, Buchanan House, 58 Port Dundas Road, Glasgow G4 0HG
Times: 12:30 - 14:00 (GMT) - Lunch from 12:00


The primary objective of the project was to improve the basic design of the AES solar thermal collector; to make it more efficient, lighter and more robust and generally a more fit for purpose and greener product. The intention is to provide an improved collector to market at a competitive price relative to the current one.

Taking into account that the solar gains and heat losses are linked to conditions of operation and design of the collector, it was necessary to focus on analyzing the mechanism of energy gains and losses from the collector. A total of four sample units, each with a surface area of 1175 x 1175 mm, were manufactured by AES and supplied to Heriot Watt University for thermal performance testing.

The data measured under laboratory conditions at Heriot Watt provides all the necessary parameters to analyse the performance of the two sample solar collectors.


Prof. Sue Roaf, Heriot Watt University 
Mr Campbell MacLennan, AES Ltd


There are two ways to attend this event.

All CIC Start Online members will be invited to attend the online webinar and will receive an email with the meeting link. This will provide a live video feed, presentation and chat area - with the opportunity to contribute to the discussion using either the chat facility or your CIC Start Online headset.  

Online attendance is free of charge to CIC Start Online members.

Please register as a member here – project membership is free.


You can also attend the seminar in person.

A buffet lunch will be provided before the event, providing opportunities for networking with fellow delegates and the seminar speakers.   Lunch and registration starts at 12:00, with the seminar commencing at 12:30.

If you wish to attend the seminar in person, please complete the registration form below.

The price is £70 per delegate (£50 for CIC Start Online members).  



The seminar fee may be 50% funded by Skills Development Scotland if the business employs less than 250 people and meets Skills Development Scotland's criteria.  After booking the course, please contact or call 0300 456 8731.



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