International Journal of Energy Engineering          
International Journal of Energy Engineering(IJEE)
ISSN:2225-6563(Print)
ISSN:2225-6571(Online)
Frequency: Yearly
Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Sri Bandyopadhyay(Australia)
Experimental Study of Sunearth Flat Plate Solar Collector
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Abstract:
In this paper, results are presented for the testing of a flat plate solar thermal collector. A wealth of technical data regarding the SUNEARTH vendor name brand of flat plate solar collectors is presented to provide references for Solar Engineers. The thermal performance curve is used to determine the air-collector heat removal factor of the device, which is then compared with the manufacturer’s data. The diurnal system efficiency characteristics of this device are also presented herein. These results afford a pragmatic baseline for other researchers seeking to benchmark the performance of their solar collectors.
Keywords:Solar Thermal; Flat Plate Solar Collector; Energy Efficiency
Author: K. R. Anderson1, S. Hill2, C. Selerberg2, E. Guiterez2
1.Solar Thermal Alternative Renewable Energy Lab, Mechanical Engineering, California State Polytechnic University at Pomona 3801 W. Temple Ave, Pomona, CA 91768 USA
2.Solar Thermal Alternative Renewable Energy Lab, Mechanical Engineering, California State Polytechnic University at Pomona 3801 W. Temple Ave, Pomona, CA 91768 USA
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