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In installations which use solar energy in the form of heat energy, the collection system consists almost exclusively of flat solar collectors. In such devices a fluid can reach moderate temperatures, almost never exceeding 100 C, and sufficient levels of heat to meet practically all domestic heat energy requirements. There are two types of solar collectors: liquid type collectors and solar air heaters, each using different operating fluids. In residential buildings, solar installations are most frequently used for heating domestic water. A solar water heating system consists of three units: a unit for collecting solar energy, a unit for storing the heat energy produced and a unit for regulating and controlling the operation of the system.

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Authors: GILLIAERT D, JRC Ispra (IT);TEBALDI P, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Architects' Meeting, Ispra (IT), April 27, 1990
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper IT 35601 ORA
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