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Abstract

Results are reported from a project on the development of a high performance passive solar heating system. Three components have been examined by series of measurements: a heat pipe for efficient transfer of collected solar heat from the absorber plate to behind an insulated layer; a naturally ventilated air cavity for the transfer of stored heat to the room; a heat storage with high storage capacity at moderate operating temperatures. The results of these component studies were used for the design of the solar system. A detailed constructive design was made for manufacturing cost analysis. The expected manufacturing costs appeared too high; however, it is foreseen that less complicated design principles can make the system much cheaper. An extensive parameter study with a unsteady state model of the h.p. system in a room showed that the designed system has a high annual performance, that high performance can be maintained with less complicated design principles, that the performance can further be increased significantly by improving a few details in the design.

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Authors: VAN DIJK H A L, TECHNISCH PHYSISCHE DIENST TNO-TH, DELFT (THE NETHERLANDS);VAN DER BRINK G J, TECHNISCH PHYSISCHE DIENST TNO-TH, DELFT (THE NETHERLANDS);HENSEN J L M, TECHNISCH PHYSISCHE DIENST TNO-TH, DELFT (THE NETHERLANDS);VAN RAAMT A TECHNISCH PHYSISCHE DIENST TNO-TH, DELFT (THE NETHERLANDS), TECHNISCH PHYSISCHE DIENST TNO-TH, DELFT (THE NETHERLANDS)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 9720 EN (1985) MF, 253 P., BFR 450, BLOW-UP COPY BFR 1265, EUROFFICE, LUXEMBOURG, POB 1003
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Record Number: 1989123079700 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Available languages: en