Solar Thermal Fundamental Training Kit
(RE - 017)
  • Absorptivity and reflectivity of different materials
  • Focusing of light by a Fresnel lens
  • Defocusing by lens
  • Demonstration Thermal convection and layering
  • Investigation of Thermal conduction
  • Investigation of Thermal insulation
  • Solar thermal collector with pump circulation
  • Solar thermal collector with thermosiphon circulation
  • Investigating the Variation of the flow speed
  • Collector circuit with heat exchanger
  • Collector circuit with paraffin heat reservoir
  • Parabolic trough collector with pump cycle
  • Qualitative demonstration of the functional principle
  • Investigating the thermoelectric generator
  • Quantitative determination of the electrical power
  • Solar Thermal Fundamental Training Kit (BS-017)
  • Hard copy user manual

The Solar Thermal Fundamental Training Kit facilitates the implementation of various technologies for the transformation of solar thermal energy in technical education. The Training kit contains various solar collector systems that can be operated with or without pumps, also CSP (Concentrated Solar Power) technology and a Peltier portion for direct conversion into electricity. Another key function for the kit is the experiments on the fundamentals of thermodynamics, such as heat radiation absorption and convective heat flow, which provide a detailed understanding of the physical effects applied.

                                     
  • The training kit exposes trainees to a wide range of applications regarding solar thermal energy such as water heating systems and electricity generation.
  • Trainees will investigate the properties of black and white bodies and how heat absorbed is affected by the body color.
  • The training kit consists of:
    • 1x Base unit
    • 1x Motor module
    • 1x Solar collector
    • 1x Absorber tube
    • 1x Lens module
    • 1x Absorber B/W
    • 1x Pump module
    • 1x Heat exchanger water
    • 1x Heat exchanger paraffin
    • 2xThermoelectric Cooler Peltier module
    • 2x Hose-set
    • 1x Power Module
    • 2x hoses rubber d=65, mark P
    • 1x propeller
    • 5x Safety banana cable, 25cm, yellow
    • 5x Safety banana cable, 50cm, red
    • 5x Safety banana cable, 50cm, black
    • 1x Lamp housing
    • 2x Digital multimeter
    • 1x Laboratory thermometer
    • 1x Beaker 250 ml
    • 1xsmall tank
    • 1x Temperature measuring sensor
    • 1x Cooling pad
    • 1x power supply
    • 1x Layout diagram
    • Box for component with foam inserts