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Abstract

There are now more than 200,000 solar water heating systems installed and working in Europe. However, until recently, very little has been known about the performance of these systems, since few of them have been monitored. In this report, a compilation of the performance results obtained from 28 monitored systems within the European Community is presented for the first time. By pooling information together in this way it is possible to identify common trends in system performance, and to present some of the knowledge now gained about the operational characteristics of solar water heating systems. By this means, better systems may be designed in the future. Projects included in the data collection exercise were monitored at a level suitable for supplying the minimum amount of data specified in the Reporting Format. They were also to be capable of supplying monthly performance data, preferably for one year of operation or, at the very least, six months. Data received from the monitored projects in standard Reporting Formats is presented in full, together with chapters covering analysis of the data and conclusions. Topics covered include climate; building types; solar collectors; heat storage; technical factors; monthly performance; annual performance;and system costs. Recommendations for future work in this area are also included.

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Authors: TURRENT D, ENERGY CONSCIOUS DESIGN, LONDON (UK);GODOY R, ENERGY CONSCIOUS DESIGN, LONDON (UK);FERRARO R ENERGY CONSCIOUS DESIGN, LONDON (UK), ENERGY CONSCIOUS DESIGN, LONDON (UK)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 8003 EN (1983) MF, 194 P., BFR 360, BLOW-UP COPY BFR 970, EUROFFICE, LUXEMBOURG, POB 1003
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Record Number: 1989122024500 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Available languages: en