Heat Pipe Solar Collector
Evacuated Tube
Heat Pipe
Solar Collector
SolarMaster SHC series of evacuated tube solar collectors
are suitable for both residential and commercial applications.
The design of the SHC solar collector is a culmination of nearly
15 years of feedback from installers and solar professionals all
over the world and aims to meet their requirements with the
following key features:
● Easy and Safety Packing design 
● Lightweight manifold and bracket design
● Anodized Aluminum Alloy mounting frames
● Extremely reliable header design, less brazing points
● All glass wool insulation for high temperature stability
● Extreme cold resilience (freeze protected heat pipes)
● UV stabilized components
● High wind load strength and High snow load strength
● Easy plug-in installation
SHC collectors are available in 10 to 30 tube sizes and have a number of options depending on the local market requirements.
Model SHC-10 SHC-15 SHC-20 SHC-25 SHC-30
Lenghth 2043mm 
Height 135mm
Width 800mm 1175mm 1550mm 1925mm 2300mm
Peak Output * 667W 1009W 1335W 1667W 2019W
Aperture Area
0.94 m2
1.41 m2 1.88 m2 2.35 m2 2.82 m2
Gross Area 1.63 m2 2.40 m2 3.17 m2 3.93 m2 4.70 m2
Net Weight 35 kgs 52 kgs  70 kgs 88 kgs 95 kgs
*Calculated at midday (trans IAM = 1), G=1000W/m2, ∆T (tm-ta)=0, Location is in Jinxing, China
How It Works
The SHC solar collector is comprised of four main parts:
Evacuated Tube
Absorbs solar energy and converts it to usable heat.  Vacuum between the two glass layers insulates against heat loss.
Heat Pipe
Copper vacuum pipe that transfers the heat from within the ET up to the manifold. 
Insulated box containing the copper header pipe.  The header is a pair of contoured copper pipes with dry connect sockets that the heat pipes plug into.
Mounting Frame
Strong and easy to install with various options to match different mounting methods.
Main Component
Materials & Specifications
Evacuated Tubes
Material: Borosilicate 3.3
Tube style: Twin wall all glass
Dimensions: ∅58mm outer tube; ∅47mm inner tube;  1.8m length, 1.65mm outer tube wall thickness
Solar Absorber Coating
Material: Graded AL/N on AL
Absorptance: >92% (AM1.5);
Emittance: <8% (80 C)
Vacuum: P<5×10-5 Pa;
Heat loss: <0.8W/(m2 C)
Heat Pipes
Material: High purity “oxygen free” copper (ASTM: C10200; DIN: OF-Cu)
Heat transfer fluid: distilled water + special metal powder
Maximum heat transfer capacity: 220W / 750Btu
Operating angle: 20-80 Degrees              
Startup temperature: ~30 C / 86 F
Copper Header Pipe
Material: Copper (ASTM: C1100, DIN: ECu-58); Potable water rated.
Brazing rod material: BAg45CuZn          Maximum pressure: 800kPa
Connection options: 22mm OD copper 
Heat Transfer Fins
Material:  High purity aluminum
Rubber Components
Material: HTV Silicone Rubber (UV stabilized)
Mounting Frame
Material: 6005-T5 Aluminum Alloy
Manifold Casing
Material: 3A21 Aluminum with Anodized or Powder Coated Finish
Manifold Insulation
Material: Glass Wool (K = 0.043W/mK)
Thickness: Average >50mm