A hybrid solar water collection system was designed to determine the benefits of combining a flat plate collector with evacuated tubes. The system used a flat plate collector with five evacuated tubes to maximize solar absorption from direct and diffuse solar radiation. The performance of the hybrid collector was evaluated by collecting data while the system operated at a range of flow rates and solar insolation levels over several months. The maximum change in temperature was 48.6°C with a flow rate of 0.0063 kg/s. Analysis of the data quantified the maximum change in temperature and a range of maximum system efficiency between 40–45%.

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