Solar Heating Articles

  • Exergy analysis of a multi–tank thermal storage system for solar heating applications

    This paper presents the results of an experimental study on the stored exergy of a stratified multi–tank system when subjected to various charge and discharge strategies. Tests were performed over 8–h and 48–h test periods, for constant temperature charging, variable input power charging, constant volume hourly draws and variable volume hourly draws. For each set of test parameters, three ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A Cleaner Energy Future

    As renewable energy plays an increasingly important role in the world’s energy portfolio, the standards of ASTM International Committee E44 are helping to pave the way for innovation in clean energy sources. A growing population and improving living standards around the world are causing significant increases in energy demand and competition for fossil fuels. These escalating energy ...


    By ASTM International

  • Exergy analysis on solar heat collection of three–dimensional compound parabolic concentrator

    This study presents a thermal model for the optimum design of the three–dimensional compound parabolic concentrator (CPC) considering the maximisation of exergy delivery. The model in this study has been validated by comparing the computed collector temperature with the measured one. A good agreement has been confirmed. The optimum temperatures of the collector and the thermal medium are ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Crestwood Corporation Centre, Richmond, British Columbia - Case study

    Project Name: Crestwood Corporation Centre Product: Grasspave2  Application: Parking Lot City: Richmond State/Province: British Columbia Install Date: November 1997 Install Size: 260 m2 ...


    By Invisible Structures, Inc.

  • The economics of an active solar heating system

    The American University of Armenia recently installed a shower system in the ground floor of its building. In this note we examine the economic viability of using an active solar system to heat the showers. Using conventional discounted cash flow analysis as well as two other economic assessments of the capital investment, we demonstrate that it is economically justifiable to invest in a solar ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Performance of a solar drier with and without heat storage material for copra drying

    An indirect forced convection solar drier integrated with heat storage material was developed to test its performance for copra drying. The drier consists of a solar flat plate air heater integrated with a sensible heat storage unit, a drying chamber and a centrifugal blower. The experiments were carried out with and without the integration of heat storage materials. Sand mixed with aluminium ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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