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solar heating systems through detailed constituent materials of the
solar collector studies, these abundant materials in construction, such
as expanded polyethylene, PVC, aluminum and glass tubes, mixing
them with new materials to minimize loss of efficiency while
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efficiency of the collector was 45.6% and the efficiency of the system
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