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Abstract

A solar heating system has heated the Olympic-size outdoor swimming pool of the town of Chevetogne (Province de Namur, Belgium) since 1981. 2,108 m**2 of single glazed, selective surface, copper absorber, solar collectors provide some 700 MWh per year in a season from April to September. A larger yield would result from using the heat generated in winter to heat nearby buildings. The system has been operated satisfactorily for three years until now. A grant of some 11 million BFR has been allotted in the framework of the demonstration programme "Solar heated swimming pools", carried out by the Commission of the European Communities. An extensive measurement campaign has allowed detailed appreciation of the operation.

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Authors: VAN GYSEL M IDE, INDUSTRIE + DEVELOPPEMENT + ENERGIE, ROCHEFORT (BELGIUM), IDE, INDUSTRIE + DEVELOPPEMENT + ENERGIE, ROCHEFORT (BELGIUM)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 9911 FR/EN (1985) FS, 77 P., BFR 300, EUROFFICE, LUXEMBOURG, POB 1003
Availability: Can be ordered online
Record Number: 1989123117900 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Available languages: fr,en
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