This work theoretically and experimentally investigates a device for inserting an absorbing plate into the double-pass channel in a flat-plate solar air heater with recycle. This method substantially improves the collector efficiency by increasing the fluid velocity. The results are represented graphically and compared with a downward-type single-pass solar air heater. Considerable improvement in heat transfer is obtainable by employing recycle-type double-pass devices instead of single-pass devices or a conventional double-pass heater with the same flow rate. The absorbing plate location influence on heat-transfer efficiency enhancement and the hydraulic dissipated power increment is also discussed.