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Abstract

In the scale of possible applications of solar energy, the field of domestic water heating systems remains one of the most promising, since it is a typical low temperature and small scale application which enables the use of simple technology. Although all systems have a common goal of heating water, one can distinguish a large variety in designs. This variety renders even more difficult the choice the user has to make as he is missing information on the system performance, durability and reliability in relation to his location and climate. The paper describes a test procedure for the determination of the system performance, taking account of the specific demands of the manufacturers and users. The procedure is composed of two parts; first a characterization of the system performance by four parameters and is based on a 4 days test on the whole system; second a simple calculation procedure to extrapolate this data to determine the annual system performance at different locations. This procedure is the result of long term experiments and is a basic document for further work.

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Authors: GILLIAERT D, JRC ISPRA ESTAB. (ITALY);TEBALDI P JRC ISPRA ESTAB. (ITALY), JRC ISPRA ESTAB. (ITALY)
Bibliographic Reference: SECOND NATIONAL CONGRESS ON RENEWABLE SOURCES OF ENERGY, THESSALONIKI (GREECE), NOV. 6-8, 1985 WRITE TO CEC LUXEMBOURG, DG XIII/A2, POB 1907 MENTIONING PAPER E 32450 ORA
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Record Number: 1989124045200 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Available languages: en