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Field synergy principle analysis for reducing natural convection heat loss of a solar cavity receiver  

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Abstract Due to the operating temperature from 900 K to 1300 K produced by the concentrating ratio over 2000 in solar parabolic dish-engine system, the natural convection heat loss driven by the buoyancy force of air contributes an important role in the energy loss of cavity receiver. 3-D numerical simulations were performed and the results are analyzed from the novel viewpoint of field synergy principle (FSP) in order to study the heat transfer and fluid flow characteristics in natural convection heat loss of cavity receiver. The effects of geometric parameters, including the inclination angle, aperture size, aperture position and cavity geometric shape on the natural convection heat loss of cavity receiver were examined. The FSP analysis on the simulation results demonstrates that FSP can well explain the reduction mechanism for natural convection heat loss of cavity receiver because the smaller inner production of velocity vector and temperature gradient always corresponds to the lower Nusselt number occurred in the cases with lager inclination angle, smaller aperture size, lower aperture position and frustum-cylinder cavity, respectively. Therefore, the reducing natural convection heat loss attributes to the weakening synergy between velocity vector and temperature gradient. In addition, the local heat transfer performance is studied by the presented distributions of heat transferred via fluid motion, where more interesting natural convection heat loss characteristics of cavity receiver and the detailed explanations were provided. The results of this work offer benefits for the development of theory and technique about reducing natural convection heat loss of cavity receiver.

Yuqiang Li; Gang Liu; Zhenghua Rao; Shengming Liao

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar heating in Colombia.  

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?? This report describes the process of a thesis implemented in Colombia concerning solar energy. The project was to install a self-circulating solar heating system,… (more)

Skytt, Johanna

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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SOLAR HEATING OF TANK BOTTOMS Application of Solar Heating to Asphaltic and Parrafinic Oils Reducing Fuel Costs and Greenhouse Gases Due to Use of Natural Gas and Propane  

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The sale of crude oil requires that the crude meet product specifications for BS&W, temperature, pour point and API gravity. The physical characteristics of the crude such as pour point and viscosity effect the efficient loading, transport, and unloading of the crude oil. In many cases, the crude oil has either a very high paraffin content or asphalt content which will require either hot oiling or the addition of diluents to the crude oil to reduce the viscosity and the pour point of the oil allowing the crude oil to be readily loaded on to the transport. Marginal wells are significantly impacted by the cost of preheating the oil to an appropriate temperature to allow for ease of transport. Highly paraffinic and asphaltic oils exist throughout the D-J basin and generally require pretreatment during cold months prior to sales. The current study addresses the use of solar energy to heat tank bottoms and improves the overall efficiency and operational reliability of stripper wells.

Eugene A. Fritzler

2005-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar Heating Contractor Licensing  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Michigan offers a solar heating contractor specialty license to individuals who have at least three years of experience installing solar equipment under the direction of a licensed solar contractor...

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Floatable solar heat modules  

SciTech Connect

A floating solar heat module for swimming pools comprises a solid surface for conducting heat from the sun's rays to the water and further includes a solid heat storage member for continual heating even during the night. A float is included to maintain the solar heat module on the surface of the pool. The solid heat storage medium is a rolled metal disk which is sandwiched between top and bottom heat conducting plates, the top plate receiving the heat of the sun's rays through a transparent top panel and the bottom plate transferring the heat conducted through the top plate and rolled disk to the water.

Ricks, J.W.

1981-09-29T23:59:59.000Z

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FEMP--Solar Water Heating  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

More than 1 million homeowners and 200,000 busi- More than 1 million homeowners and 200,000 busi- nesses in the United States are using the sun to heat domestic water efficiently in almost any climate. In summer, a solar system properly sized for a resi- dential building can meet 100% of the building's water-heating needs in most parts of the country. In winter, the system might meet only half of this need, so another source of heat is used to back up the solar system. In either case, solar water heating helps to save energy, reduce utility costs, and preserve the environment. A solar water-heating system's performance depends primarily on the outdoor temperature, the temperature to which the water is heated, and the amount of sunlight striking the collector-the device that actually captures the sun's energy.

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Solar Heating in Uppsala.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

?? The housing corporation Uppsalahem has installed asolar heating system in the neighbourhood Haubitsen,which was renovated in 2011. This report examineshow much energy the solar… (more)

Blomqvist, Emelie; Häger, Klara

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Passive solar space heating  

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An overview of passive solar space heating is presented indicating trends in design, new developments, performance measures, analytical design aids, and monitored building results.

Balcomb, J.D.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar Water Heating  

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publication provides basic informa- publication provides basic informa- tion on the components and types of solar water heaters currently available and the economic and environmental benefits of owning a system. Although the publica- tion does not provide information on building and installing your own system, it should help you discuss solar water heating systems intelligently with a solar equipment dealer. Solar water heaters, sometimes called

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Solar heat receiver  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A receiver is described for converting solar energy to heat a gas to temperatures from 700 to 900/sup 0/C. The receiver is formed to minimize impingement of radiation on the walls and to provide maximum heating at and near the entry of the gas exit. Also, the receiver is formed to provide controlled movement of the gas to be heated to minimize wall temperatures. The receiver is designed for use with gas containing fine heat absorbing particles, such as carbon particles.

Hunt, A.J.; Hansen, L.J.; Evans, D.B.

1982-09-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Passive Solar Building Design and Solar Thermal Space Heating...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Passive Solar Building Design and Solar Thermal Space Heating Webinar Passive Solar Building Design and Solar Thermal Space Heating Webinar Watch a recording of National Renewable...

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Solar heated swimming pool  

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A swimming pool construction incorporating solar heating means to heat the pool water to a desired level. The pool includes a surrounding safety fence supported by a plurality of fence supports which are hollow and which include internal passageways. The pool water is passed through the pool support passageways whereupon it absorbs heat from the sidewalls of the fence supports, the surfaces of which have been heated by solar radiation. The fence supports can be made of plastic or other materials, but preferably are dark for improved absorptivity. The pool water can be passed serially through each of the fence supports and suitable thermostat control means can be provided to limit the water temperature increase.

Pettit, F.M.

1984-10-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar Heating and Cooling  

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...radiation during good weather are not very high, and...Atmospheric Administration weather ser-vice measures total...largely to experi-mental operation of 3-ton LiBr-H2O...a million solar water heaters are in use in these countries...air House heating load Cold air return 'S T~rgeo...

John A. Duffie; William A. Beckman

1976-01-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar Industrial Process Heat Production  

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An overview of state of the art in producing industrial process heat via solar energy is presented. End-use matching methodology for assessing solar industrial process heat application potential is described f...

E. Özil

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar heating system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An improved solar heating system in which the incident radiation of the sun is absorbed on collector panels, transferred to a storage unit and then distributed as heat for a building and the like. The improvement is obtained by utilizing a storage unit comprising separate compartments containing an array of materials having different melting points ranging from 75.degree. to 180.degree. F. The materials in the storage system are melted in accordance with the amount of heat absorbed from the sun and then transferred to the storage system. An efficient low volume storage system is provided by utilizing the latent heat of fusion of the materials as they change states in storing and releasing heat for distribution.

Schreyer, James M. (Oak Ridge, TN); Dorsey, George F. (Concord, TN)

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Integrated solar heating unit  

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This patent describes an integral solar heating unit with an integral solar collector and hot water storage system, the unit comprising: (a) a housing; (b) a flat plate solar collector panel mounted in the housing and having a generally horizontal upper edge and an uninsulated, open back surface; (c) a cylindrical hot water tank operatively connected to the solar collector panel and mounted in the housing generally parallel to and adjacent to the upper edge; (d) the housing comprising a hood around the tank a pair of side skirts extending down at the sides of the panel. The hood and side skirts terminate at lower edges which together substantially define a plane such that upon placing the heating unit on a generally planar surface, the housing substantially encapsulates the collector panel and hot water tank in a substantially enclosed air space; (e) the collector including longitudinally extended U-shaped collector tubes and a glazed window to pass radiation through to the collector tubes, and a first cold water manifold connected to the tubes for delivering fresh water thereto and a second hot water manifold connected to the tubes to remove heated water therefrom. The manifolds are adjacent and at least somewhat above and in direct thermal contact with the tank; and, (f) the skirts and hood lapping around the collector panel, exposing only the glazed window, such that everything else in the heating unit is enclosed by the housing such that heat emanating from the uninsulated, open back face of the collector and tank is captured and retained by the housing to warm the manifolds.

Larkin, W.J.

1987-01-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Passive Solar Space Heat | Open Energy Information  

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Passive Solar Space Heat Incentives Retrieved from "http:en.openei.orgwindex.php?titlePassiveSolarSpaceHeat&oldid26718...

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NREL: Learning - Solar Process Heat  

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Process Heat Process Heat Photo of part of one side of a warehouse wall, where a perforated metal exterior skin is spaced about a foot out from the main building wall to form part of the transpired solar collector system. A transpired collector is installed at a FedEx facility in Denver, Colorado. Commercial and industrial buildings may use the same solar technologies-photovoltaics, passive heating, daylighting, and water heating-that are used for residential buildings. These nonresidential buildings can also use solar energy technologies that would be impractical for a home. These technologies include ventilation air preheating, solar process heating, and solar cooling. Space Heating Many large buildings need ventilated air to maintain indoor air quality. In cold climates, heating this air can use large amounts of energy. But a

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Survey of hybrid solar heat pump drying systems  

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Solar drying is in practice since the ancient time for preservation of food and agriculture crops. The objective of most drying processes is to reduce the moisture content of the product to a specified value. Solar dryers used in agriculture for food ... Keywords: coefficient of performance (COP), direct expansion SAHD, drying chamber, heat pump, solar assisted heat pumps dryer (SAHPD), solar fraction

R. Daghigh; K. Sopian; M. H. Ruslan; M. A. Alghoul; C. H. Lim; S. Mat; B. Ali; M. Yahya; A. Zaharim; M. Y. Sulaiman

2009-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Passive solar heating and analysis  

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Passive solar heating experience and analysis techniques are reviewed with emphasis on annual auxiliary heat requirement. The role of analysis in the design of passive solar buildings is discussed. Selected results for existing systems are presented for locations in Saudi Arabia and climatically similar locations in the US. Advanced systems in the research stage are described.

Jones, R.W.

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Heat Exchangers for Solar Water Heating Systems | Department of Energy  

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Heat Exchangers for Solar Water Heating Systems Heat Exchangers for Solar Water Heating Systems Heat Exchangers for Solar Water Heating Systems May 30, 2012 - 3:40pm Addthis Image of a heat exchanger. | Photo from iStockphoto.com Image of a heat exchanger. | Photo from iStockphoto.com Solar water heating systems use heat exchangers to transfer solar energy absorbed in solar collectors to the liquid or air used to heat water or a space. Heat exchangers can be made of steel, copper, bronze, stainless steel, aluminum, or cast iron. Solar heating systems usually use copper, because it is a good thermal conductor and has greater resistance to corrosion. Types of Heat Exchangers Solar water heating systems use three types of heat exchangers: Liquid-to-liquid A liquid-to-liquid heat exchanger uses a heat-transfer fluid that

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Tips: Passive Solar Heating and Cooling | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Tips: Passive Solar Heating and Cooling Tips: Passive Solar Heating and Cooling Tips: Passive Solar Heating and Cooling April 24, 2012 - 4:18pm Addthis Tips: Passive Solar Heating and Cooling Using passive solar design to heat and cool your home can be both environmentally friendly and cost effective. In many cases, your heating costs can be reduced to less than half the cost of heating a typical home. Passive solar design can also help lower your cooling costs. Passive solar cooling techniques include carefully designed overhangs and using reflective coatings on windows, exterior walls, and roofs. Newer techniques include placing large, insulated windows on south-facing walls and putting thermal mass, such as a concrete slab floor or a heat-absorbing wall, close to the windows. A passive solar house requires careful design and siting, which vary by

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Tips: Passive Solar Heating and Cooling | Department of Energy  

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Passive Solar Heating and Cooling Passive Solar Heating and Cooling Tips: Passive Solar Heating and Cooling April 24, 2012 - 4:18pm Addthis Tips: Passive Solar Heating and Cooling Using passive solar design to heat and cool your home can be both environmentally friendly and cost effective. In many cases, your heating costs can be reduced to less than half the cost of heating a typical home. Passive solar design can also help lower your cooling costs. Passive solar cooling techniques include carefully designed overhangs and using reflective coatings on windows, exterior walls, and roofs. Newer techniques include placing large, insulated windows on south-facing walls and putting thermal mass, such as a concrete slab floor or a heat-absorbing wall, close to the windows. A passive solar house requires careful design and siting, which vary by

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Solar Heating and Air Conditioning  

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...given of the status of solar fired air conditioning...to an approach to cool storage in solar air conditioning systems...an assessment of cool storage for reducing peak electrical...rolling cylinder thermal energy storage device for compact...

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Reducing the Environmental Impact of Biodiesel Production from Vegetable Oil by Use of a Solar-Assisted Steam Generation System with Heat Storage  

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utility equipment ... The utilities cost is $692?000/year, which represents 13.1% of the total cost . ... Absorption refrigeration is used to utilize excess process heat and external energy in the form of fossil and solar energy. ...

Robert Brunet; Ekaterina Antipova; Gonzalo Guillén-Gosálbez; Laureano Jiménez

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar Thermal Process Heat | Open Energy Information  

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Solar Thermal Process Heat Incentives Retrieved from "http:en.openei.orgwindex.php?titleSolarThermalProcessHeat&oldid267198" Category: Articles with outstanding TODO tasks...

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Solar Water Heating Webinar | Department of Energy  

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Weatherization Assistance Program Pilot Projects Solar Water Heating Webinar Solar Water Heating Webinar Watch a recording of National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)...

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Solar heating for indoor community swimming pool  

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This project demonstrates the application of solar technology to an existing public indoor swimming pool. An application makes use of a new type of solar collector material called SolaRoll. The pool water is cycled through collectors made of the material mounted on the pool's dome roof, reducing reliance on natural gas and fuel oil. Approximately 60% of the energy to heat pool water will be provided. The specific objective of the project is to reduce reliance on natural gas and fuel oil consumption used to heat the community's pool and in so doing provide an example for residential applications.

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1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar heat collector  

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An evacuated double-tubing solar heat collector is described comprising: an inner tube having an open end and a closed end; a selective absorption film applied over an exterior surface of the inner tube; an outer tube having an open end and a closed end; the inner tube being constructed to be received within the outer tube; and a substantially continuous annular coil spring ring being substantially found in cross section and of a predetermined thickness. The coil spring ring is disposed between and engages an interior surface of the outer tube and the exterior surface of the inner tube for spacing and resiliently supporting the inner tube relative to the outer tube. The ring is freely rotatably positioned to be moved axially along the length of the inner tube due only to frictional forces exerted on the coil spring. The coil spring ring is positioned on the inner tube at approximately a middle position along the length of the inner tube by being initially positioned on the inner tube adjacent to the closed end thereof and rotated upon itself axially along the inner tube only by frictional engagement with the interior surface of the outer tube as the inner tube is inserted into the open end of the outer tube and moved to a fully inserted position within the outer tube. The open end of the inner tube and the open end of the outer tube are fused to form a junction and hermetically sealed.

Takeuchi, H.; Mikiya, T.

1987-03-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar Heating System Estimating  

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The Canadian Federal Government has embarked on a S$225,000,000.00 programme to help develop solar energy in Canada. The programme is being handled by the ... of the federal government who will be installing solar

Don Hampton

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar air heating system for combined DHW and space heating  

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Solar air heating system for combined DHW and space heating solar air collector PV-panel fannon-return valve DHW tank mantle cold waterhot water roof Solar Energy Centre Denmark Danish Technological Institute SEC-R-29 #12;Solar air heating system for combined DHW and space heating Søren �stergaard Jensen

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Reduce Radiation Losses from Heating Equipment  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

This tip sheet describes how to save process heating energy and costs by reducing expensive heat losses from industrial heating equipment, such as furnaces.

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SOLAR COLLECTORS, SELECTIVE SURFACES, AND HEAT ENGINES  

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SOLAR COLLECTORS, SELECTIVE SURFACES, AND HEAT...Tabor NATIONAL PHYSICAL LABORATORY OF ISRAEL SOLAR COLLECTORS, SELECTIVE SURFACES, AND HEAT...I should be working on the conversion of solar energy to power by thermal means instead...

H. Tabor

1961-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar Heating and Cooling  

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...of desert solar energy farm with 30 percent conversion...85 percent of the solar farm energy now reflected back...Washington, D.C. 20550. Wind Power Martin Wolf (19...counting the cost of the offshore platforms, would thus...15 billion. If these wind generators were placed...

John I. Yellott

1974-08-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Active Solar Heating Basics | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Active Solar Heating Basics Active Solar Heating Basics Active Solar Heating Basics August 16, 2013 - 3:23pm Addthis There are two basic types of active solar heating systems based on the type of fluid-either liquid or air-that is heated in the solar energy collectors. The collector is the device in which a fluid is heated by the sun. Liquid-based systems heat water or an antifreeze solution in a "hydronic" collector, whereas air-based systems heat air in an "air collector." Both of these systems collect and absorb solar radiation, then transfer the solar heat directly to the interior space or to a storage system, from which the heat is distributed. If the system cannot provide adequate space heating, an auxiliary or back-up system provides the additional heat. Liquid systems are more often used when storage is included, and are well

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Active Solar Heating | Department of Energy  

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Active Solar Heating Active Solar Heating Active Solar Heating June 24, 2012 - 5:58pm Addthis This North Carolina home gets most of its space heating from the passive solar design, but the solar thermal system supplies both domestic hot water and a secondary radiant floor heating system. | Photo courtesy of Jim Schmid Photography, NREL This North Carolina home gets most of its space heating from the passive solar design, but the solar thermal system supplies both domestic hot water and a secondary radiant floor heating system. | Photo courtesy of Jim Schmid Photography, NREL What does this mean for me? If you live in a cold climate and have unobstructed access to the sun during the heating season, an active solar heating system might make sense for you. You can buy a manufactured active solar system or build your own.

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Solar Water Heating: SPECIFICATION, CHECKLIST AND GUIDE | Department...  

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Solar Water Heating: SPECIFICATION, CHECKLIST AND GUIDE Solar Water Heating: SPECIFICATION, CHECKLIST AND GUIDE Solar Water Heating: SPECIFICATION, CHECKLIST AND GUIDE, from the...

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Solar space heating | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

heating heating Jump to: navigation, search (The following text is derived from the United States Department of Energy's description of solar space heating technology.)[1] Contents 1 Space Heating 2 Passive Solar Space Heating 3 Active Solar Space Heating 4 References Space Heating A solar space-heating system can consist of a passive system, an active system, or a combination of both. Passive systems are typically less costly and less complex than active systems. However, when retrofitting a building, active systems might be the only option for obtaining solar energy. Passive Solar Space Heating Passive solar space heating takes advantage of warmth from the sun through design features, such as large south-facing windows, and materials in the floors or walls that absorb warmth during the day and release that warmth

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Solar Heating with Annual Heat Storage — Modelling and Practice  

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Central solar heating systems with seasonal heat storage are recognized as one of the most potential forms of solar energy utilization at northern latitudes. Because of ... and energy flows of a full-scale distri...

P. D. Lund; S. S. Peltola

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar Water Heating and Design Processes  

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Solar energy has been used to heat water for many years, and the design requirements of solar water heating equipment have been studied for ... because that upto this time other sources of energy have been more economical

H. P. Garg

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar Pool Heating | Open Energy Information  

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Retrieved from "http:en.openei.orgwindex.php?titleSolarPoolHeating&oldid267195" Category: Articles with outstanding TODO tasks...

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Solar-heated rotary kiln  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A solar heated rotary kiln utilized for decomposition of materials, such as zinc sulfate is disclosed. The rotary kiln has an open end and is enclosed in a sealed container having a window positioned for directing solar energy into the open end of the kiln. The material to be decomposed is directed through the container into the kiln by a feed tube. The container is also provided with an outlet for exhaust gases and an outlet for spent solids, and rests on a tiltable base. The window may be cooled and kept clear of debris by coolant gases.

Shell, P.K.

1982-04-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Definition: Passive solar heating | Open Energy Information  

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solar heating solar heating Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Passive solar heating Using the sun's energy to heat a building; the windows, walls, and floors can be designed to collect, store, and distribute solar energy in the form of heat in the winter (and also to reject solar heat in the summer).[1] View on Wikipedia Wikipedia Definition Related Terms Daylighting, Passive Solar, heat, energy References ↑ http://www.energysavers.gov/your_home/designing_remodeling/index.cfm/mytopic=10250 Retrie LikeLike UnlikeLike You like this.Sign Up to see what your friends like. ved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Definition:Passive_solar_heating&oldid=480581" Category: Definitions What links here Related changes Special pages Printable version Permanent link

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PERPENDICULAR ION HEATING BY REDUCED MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMIC TURBULENCE  

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Recent theoretical studies argue that the rate of stochastic ion heating in low-frequency Alfvén-wave turbulence is given by Q = c{sub 1}((?u){sup 3}/?)exp (– c{sub 2}/?), where ?u is the rms turbulent velocity at the scale of the ion gyroradius ?, ? = ?u/v{sub i}, v{sub i} is the perpendicular ion thermal speed, and c{sub 1} and c{sub 2} are dimensionless constants. We test this theoretical result by numerically simulating test particles interacting with strong reduced magnetohydrodynamic (RMHD) turbulence. The heating rates in our simulations are well fit by this formula. The best-fit values of c{sub 1} are ?1. The best-fit values of c{sub 2} decrease (i.e., stochastic heating becomes more effective) as the Reynolds number and the number of grid points in the RMHD simulations increase. As an example, in a 1024{sup 2} × 256 RMHD simulation with a dissipation wavenumber of the order of the inverse ion gyroradius, we find c{sub 2} = 0.21. We show that stochastic heating is significantly stronger in strong RMHD turbulence than in a field of randomly phased Alfvén waves with the same power spectrum, because coherent structures in strong RMHD turbulence increase orbit stochasticity in the regions where ions are heated most strongly. We find that c{sub 1} increases by a factor of ?3 while c{sub 2} changes very little as the ion thermal speed increases from values <heating in the solar wind.

Xia, Qian; Perez, Jean C.; Chandran, Benjamin D. G. [Space Science Center and Department of Physics, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH (United States); Quataert, Eliot, E-mail: qdy2@unh.edu, E-mail: benjamin.chandran@unh.edu, E-mail: jeanc.perez@unh.edu, E-mail: eliot@astro.berkeley.edu [Astronomy Department and Theoretical Astrophysics Center, 601 Campbell Hall, The University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 (United States)

2013-10-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar space heating | Open Energy Information  

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source source History View New Pages Recent Changes All Special Pages Semantic Search/Querying Get Involved Help Apps Datasets Community Login | Sign Up Search Page Edit History Facebook icon Twitter icon » Solar space heating (Redirected from - Solar Ventilation Preheat) Jump to: navigation, search (The following text is derived from the United States Department of Energy's description of solar space heating technology.)[1] Contents 1 Space Heating 2 Passive Solar Space Heating 3 Active Solar Space Heating 4 References Space Heating A solar space-heating system can consist of a passive system, an active system, or a combination of both. Passive systems are typically less costly and less complex than active systems. However, when retrofitting a building, active systems might be the only option for obtaining solar

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List of Solar Space Heat Incentives | Open Energy Information  

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Space Heat Incentives Space Heat Incentives Jump to: navigation, search The following contains the list of 499 Solar Space Heat Incentives. CSV (rows 1 - 499) Incentive Incentive Type Place Applicable Sector Eligible Technologies Active 30% Business Tax Credit for Solar (Vermont) Corporate Tax Credit Vermont Commercial Industrial Photovoltaics Solar Space Heat Solar Thermal Electric Solar Thermal Process Heat Solar Water Heat No APS - Renewable Energy Incentive Program (Arizona) Utility Rebate Program Arizona Commercial Residential Anaerobic Digestion Biomass Daylighting Geothermal Electric Ground Source Heat Pumps Landfill Gas Other Distributed Generation Technologies Photovoltaics Small Hydroelectric Solar Pool Heating Solar Space Heat Solar Thermal Process Heat Solar Water Heat

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Active Solar Heating and Cooling Systems Exemption  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Active solar heating and cooling systems may not be assessed at more than the value of a conventional system for property tax purposes. This law applies only to active solar systems and does not...

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List of Solar Thermal Process Heat Incentives | Open Energy Information  

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Process Heat Incentives Process Heat Incentives Jump to: navigation, search The following contains the list of 204 Solar Thermal Process Heat Incentives. CSV (rows 1 - 204) Incentive Incentive Type Place Applicable Sector Eligible Technologies Active 30% Business Tax Credit for Solar (Vermont) Corporate Tax Credit Vermont Commercial Industrial Photovoltaics Solar Space Heat Solar Thermal Electric Solar Thermal Process Heat Solar Water Heat No APS - Renewable Energy Incentive Program (Arizona) Utility Rebate Program Arizona Commercial Residential Anaerobic Digestion Biomass Daylighting Geothermal Electric Ground Source Heat Pumps Landfill Gas Other Distributed Generation Technologies Photovoltaics Small Hydroelectric Solar Pool Heating Solar Space Heat Solar Thermal Process Heat

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5 Cool Things about Solar Heating | Department of Energy  

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5 Cool Things about Solar Heating 5 Cool Things about Solar Heating 5 Cool Things about Solar Heating March 26, 2013 - 3:08pm Addthis Solar heating systems can be a cost-effective way to heat your home. | Photo courtesy of Solar Design Associates, Inc. Solar heating systems can be a cost-effective way to heat your home. | Photo courtesy of Solar Design Associates, Inc. Erin Connealy Communications Specialist, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy How can I participate? Read Energy Saver's article on solar heating systems to see whether see whether active solar heating is a good option for you. Most people are familiar with solar photovoltaic panels, but far fewer know about using solar as a source of heat in their homes. Active solar heating uses solar energy to heat fluid or air, which then transfers the solar heat

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Storage in Solar Process Heat Applications  

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Abstract The subject of this paper is the integration of solar energy into industrial heat supply systems – focusing on the use of solar tanks. Within the framework of the project “Solar Process Heat Standards” funded by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) load profiles of electroplating processes were measured, a typical load profile was described and simulations were done regarding the dimensioning of the solar tank volume. Depending on the load profile and process temperature, either a large tank volume or a tank-less system leads to the highest solar yields. Furthermore, a new concept of hydraulic tank integration is presented. It facilitates the quick supply of high solar temperatures which are often demanded for solar process heat applications. State of the art tank integration makes the solar system thermally inert, while simulations and measurements have already proven a considerable advantage of the new alternative. Moreover four solar process heat applications are analyzed; three belong to the electroplating industry while the fourth uses solar energy for heating water in the food industry (193 – 570 m2). Especially two of the four solar process heat plants presented severe operating errors and a high optimizing potential. One solar plant was improved in order to facilitate the new storage concept. This modification ensures the possibility of shifting between the conventional storage integration and the innovative approach for a comparative evaluation.

Sebastian Schramm; Mario Adam

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Powering of a Solar Heated Swimming Pool  

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To drive the pumps of a 2.100 m2 solar thermal system that heats an outdoors swimming pool. This need is hourly in phase with...

Marc Van Gysel

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar pool heating | Open Energy Information  

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source source History View New Pages Recent Changes All Special Pages Semantic Search/Querying Get Involved Help Apps Datasets Community Login | Sign Up Search Page Edit History Facebook icon Twitter icon » Solar pool heating Jump to: navigation, search Pool Heating is a great use for solar energy. Solar pool heating systems can be very effective and inexpensive. The pool itself is the thermal storage unit and the existing pump that the pool uses will circulate the water through the solar collectors. Pool Covers Having a good pool cover is one of the best ways to conserve energy and use solar energy to heat the pool. If you don't have a pool cover the solar energy being used will be wasted and you will be using three times as much energy that is necessary. Solar Sun Rings- instead of using a full pool cover sun rings are

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Anisotropic turbulent model for solar coronal heating  

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Context : We present a self-consistent model of solar coronal heating, originally developed by Heyvaert & Priest (1992), in which we include the dynamical effect of the background magnetic field along a coronal structure by using exact results from wave MHD turbulence (Galtier et al. 2000). Aims : We evaluate the heating rate and the microturbulent velocity for comparison with observations in the quiet corona, active regions and also coronal holes. Methods :The coronal structures are assumed to be in a turbulent state maintained by the slow erratic motions of the magnetic footpoints. A description for the large-scale and the unresolved small-scale dynamics are given separately. From the latter, we compute exactly (or numerically for coronal holes) turbulent viscosites that are finally used in the former to close self-consistently the system and derive the heating flux expression. Results : We show that the heating rate and the turbulent velocity compare favorably with coronal observations. Conclusions : Although the Alfven wave turbulence regime is strongly anisotropic, and could reduce a priori the heating efficiency, it provides an unexpected satisfactory model of coronal heating for both magnetic loops and open magnetic field lines.

B. Bigot; S. Galtier; H. Politano

2007-12-12T23:59:59.000Z

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List of Solar Water Heat Incentives | Open Energy Information  

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Solar Water Heat Incentives Solar Water Heat Incentives Jump to: navigation, search The following contains the list of 920 Solar Water Heat Incentives. CSV (rows 1-500) CSV (rows 501-920) Incentive Incentive Type Place Applicable Sector Eligible Technologies Active 30% Business Tax Credit for Solar (Vermont) Corporate Tax Credit Vermont Commercial Industrial Photovoltaics Solar Space Heat Solar Thermal Electric Solar Thermal Process Heat Solar Water Heat No APS - GEOSmart Financing Program (Arizona) Utility Loan Program Arizona Residential Solar Water Heat Photovoltaics No APS - Renewable Energy Incentive Program (Arizona) Utility Rebate Program Arizona Commercial Residential Anaerobic Digestion Biomass Daylighting Geothermal Electric Ground Source Heat Pumps Landfill Gas

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Definition: Solar Water Heating | Open Energy Information  

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Definition Definition Edit with form History Facebook icon Twitter icon » Definition: Solar Water Heating Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Solar Water Heating A low-energy intensive system that uses solar rays to heat water. It is a viable option in developing countries[1] View on Wikipedia Wikipedia Definition Solar water heating (SWH) or solar hot water (SHW) systems comprise several innovations and many mature renewable energy technologies that have been well established for many years. SWH has been widely used in Australia, Austria, China, Cyprus, Greece, India, Israel, Japan and Turkey. In a "close-coupled" SWH system the storage tank is horizontally mounted immediately above the solar collectors on the roof. No pumping is required as the hot water naturally rises into the tank through thermosiphon flow.

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Solar Energy as Heat Source  

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A monography on Distillation of water using solar energy was published [1]. A review was presented on the most important and recent studies on solar distillation [2]. Solar water desalination plants of the gre...

Prof. Dr. Anthony Delyannis; Dr. Euridike-Emmy Delyannis

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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U.S. SOLAR ENERGY HEATS UP  

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U.S. SOLAR ENERGY HEATS UP ... The solar incentives now last for eight more years and allow businesses, residents, and utilities to deduct from their federal tax bills 30% of the cost of a solar energy system. ... Previously, utilities could not directly get the federal break, and benefits for home owners who wanted rooftop solar panels were capped at $2,000 for a system likely to cost $25,000 to $35,000. ...

JEFF JOHNSON

2008-10-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Chapter 5 - Solar Water-Heating Systems  

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Abstract Chapter 5 is on solar water-heating systems. Both passive and active systems are described. Passive systems include thermosiphon and integrated collector storage systems. The former include theoretical performance of thermosiphon solar water heaters, reverse circulation in thermosiphon systems, vertical against horizontal tank configurations, freeze protection, and tracking thermosiphons. Subsequently, active systems are described, which include direct circulation systems, indirect water-heating systems, air water-heating systems, heat pump systems and pool heating systems, which include the analysis of various heat losses like evaporation, radiation, convection heat losses, make-up water load, and solar radiation-heat gain. Then the characteristics and thermal analysis of heat storage systems for both water and air systems are presented. The module and array design methods are then described and include the effects of shading, thermal expansion, galvanic corrosion, array sizing, heat exchangers, pipe and duct losses, partially shaded collectors and over-temperature protection—followed by an analysis of the characteristics of differential thermostats. Finally, methods to calculate the hot water demand are given as well as a review of international standards used to evaluate the solar water heaters performance. The chapter includes also simple system models and practical considerations for the setup of solar water-heating systems, which include: pipes, supports and insulation; pumps; valves and instrumentation.

Soteris A. Kalogirou

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Lessons Learned: Devolping Thermochemical Cycles for Solar Heat...  

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Lessons Learned: Devolping Thermochemical Cycles for Solar Heat Storage Applications Lessons Learned: Devolping Thermochemical Cycles for Solar Heat Storage Applications This...

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Expansion and Improvement of Solar Water Heating Technology in...  

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Expansion and Improvement of Solar Water Heating Technology in China Project Management Office Jump to: navigation, search Name: Expansion and Improvement of Solar Water Heating...

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SENSIBLE HEAT STORAGE FOR A SOLAR THERMAL POWER PLANT  

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with Sensible- Heat Storage Solar Power Plant with Sulfurof the Solar Power Plant Storage-Vessel Design, . . . . .System for Chemical Storage of Solar Energy. UC Berkeley,

Baldwin, Thomas F.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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SENSIBLE HEAT STORAGE FOR A SOLAR THERMAL POWER PLANT  

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HEAT STORAGE FOR A SOLAR THERMAL POWER PLANT Thomas F.CENTRAL RECEIVER SOLAR THERMAL POWER SYSTEM, PHASE progressCorporation, RECEIVER SOLAR THERMAL POWER SYSTEM, PHASE I,

Baldwin, Thomas F.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar heating and cooling diode module  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A high efficiency solar heating system comprising a plurality of hollow modular units each for receiving a thermal storage mass, the units being arranged in stacked relation in the exterior frame of a building, each of the units including a port for filling the unit with the mass, a collector region and a storage region, each region having inner and outer walls, the outer wall of the collector region being oriented for exposure to sunlight for heating the thermal storage mass; the storage region having an opening therein and the collector region having a corresponding opening, the openings being joined for communicating the thermal storage mass between the storage and collector regions by thermosiphoning; the collector region being disposed substantially below and in parallel relation to the storage region in the modular unit; and the inner wall of the collector region of each successive modular unit in the stacked relation extending over the outer wall of the storage region of the next lower modular unit in the stacked relation for reducing heat loss from the system. Various modifications and alternatives are disclosed for both heating and cooling applications.

Maloney, Timothy J. (Winchester, VA)

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermostatically controlled solar heating and cooling system  

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This patent describes a solar heating and cooling system for simultaneously heating or cooling an ambient air system within a building, heating a hot water supply for domestic use within the building and heating or cooling a swimming pool adjacent the building comprising a building. This comprises a swimming pool as a primary water source, a solar connector connected to the swimming pool, a heat pump for controlling ambient air temperature within the building, an energy conservation unit connected to the heat pump and to the hot water supply for utilizing hot gases from the heat pump to heat water in the hot water supply and an air heat exchanger connected to the air system and to the heat pump for selectively heating or cooling air in the building. Also a water heat exchanger is connected to a water source for selectively transferring heat between the heat pump and the water source, a well as a secondary water source connected to the water heat exchanger.

Yovanofski, T.

1986-12-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Report on Solar Pool Heating Quantitative Survey  

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This report details the results of a quantitative research study undertaken to better understand the marketplace for solar pool-heating systems from the perspective of residential pool owners.

Synapse Infusion Group, Inc. (Westlake Village, California)

1999-05-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar Swimming Pool Heating in Pakistan  

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Hotels and swimming clubs in Pakistan pay huge gas bills for heating Swimming pools in winter. Winter days in most parts ... solar collectors may be used to extend the swimming season. Installing the pool in a wi...

Irshad Ahmad; Nasim A Khan

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Report on Solar Water Heating Quantitative Survey  

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This report details the results of a quantitative research study undertaken to better understand the marketplace for solar water-heating systems from the perspective of home builders, architects, and home buyers.

Focus Marketing Services

1999-05-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Low Cost Solar Water Heating R&D  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Template Template Low Cost Solar Water Heating R&D Kate Hudon National Renewable Energy Laboratory Kate.hudon@nrel.gov 303-275-3190 April 3, 2013 2 | Building Technologies Office eere.energy.gov Purpose & Objectives Problem Statement: The major market barrier for solar water heaters (SWHs) is installed cost. This project addresses this barrier by working with an industry research partner to evaluate innovative solutions that reduce the installed cost of a SWH by

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Thermal performance of phase change material energy storage floor for active solar water-heating system  

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The conventional active solar water-heating floor system contains a big water tank to store energy in the day time for heating at night, which takes much building space and is very heavy. In order to reduce the w...

Ruolang Zeng; Xin Wang; Wei Xiao…

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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RADIATIVE HEATING OF THE SOLAR CORONA  

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We investigate the effect of solar visible and infrared radiation on electrons in the Sun's atmosphere using a Monte Carlo simulation of the wave-particle interaction and conclude that sunlight provides at least 40% and possibly all of the power required to heat the corona, with the exception of dense magnetic flux loops. The simulation uses a radiation waveform comprising 100 frequency components spanning the solar blackbody spectrum. Coronal electrons are heated in a stochastic manner by low coherence solar electromagnetic radiation. The wave 'coherence time' and 'coherence volume' for each component is determined from optical theory. The low coherence of solar radiation allows moving electrons to gain energy from the chaotic wave field which imparts multiple random velocity 'kicks' to these particles causing their velocity distribution to broaden or heat. Monte Carlo simulations of broadband solar radiative heating on ensembles of 1000 electrons show heating at per particle levels of 4.0 x 10{sup -21} to 4.0 x 10{sup -20} W, as compared with non-loop radiative loss rates of {approx}1 x 10{sup -20} W per electron. Since radiative losses comprise nearly all of the power losses in the corona, sunlight alone can explain the elevated temperatures in this region. The volume electron heating rate is proportional to density, and protons are assumed to be heated either by plasma waves or through collisions with electrons.

Moran, Thomas G., E-mail: moran@grace.nascom.nasa.gov [Physics Department, Catholic University of America, 200 Hannan Hall, Washington, DC 20064 (United States) and NASA/GSFC, Code 671, Greenbelt, MD 20771 (United States)

2011-10-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar Space Heating with Air and Liquid Systems  

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...several thousand solar space heating systems...can be supplied by solar energy delivered from flat-plate...liquid collection and storage systems, demand...Annual costs of solar heating equipment...current values of energy savings, but fuel...

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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List of Passive Solar Space Heat Incentives | Open Energy Information  

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Space Heat Incentives Space Heat Incentives Jump to: navigation, search The following contains the list of 278 Passive Solar Space Heat Incentives. CSV (rows 1 - 278) Incentive Incentive Type Place Applicable Sector Eligible Technologies Active Alternative Energy and Energy Conservation Patent Exemption (Corporate) (Massachusetts) Industry Recruitment/Support Massachusetts Commercial Biomass Fuel Cells Geothermal Electric Ground Source Heat Pumps Hydroelectric energy Municipal Solid Waste Passive Solar Space Heat Photovoltaics Solar Space Heat Solar Thermal Electric Solar Thermal Process Heat Solar Water Heat Wind energy Yes Alternative Energy and Energy Conservation Patent Exemption (Personal) (Massachusetts) Industry Recruitment/Support Massachusetts General Public/Consumer Biomass

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Solar Assisted Heat Pump Systems with Ground Heat Exchanger – Simulation Studies  

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Abstract Different concepts of solar assisted heat pump systems with ground heat exchanger are simulated according to IEA SHC Task44/HPP Annex38 reference conditions. Two aspects of the concepts are investigated using TRNSYS simulations. First, the solar impact on system efficiency is assessed by the seasonal performance factor. Second, the solar impact on the possible shortening of the ground heat exchanger is evaluated by the minimum temperature at the ground heat exchanger inlet. The simulation results reveal diverging optimums for the concepts. The direct use of solar energy clearly achieves the best effect on the efficiency improvement. A simple domestic hot water system reaches a seasonal performance factor of 4.5 and solar combi-systems seasonal performance factors up to 6. In contrast, the use of solar energy on the cold side of the heat pump achieves the best effects on the shortening of the ground heat exchanger of up to 20%. Two highly sensitive influences are investigated with the developed transient system model. First, the minimum allowed heat source temperature is varied. Here 1 K equals a variation of 0.25 in the seasonal performance or of around 10% ground heat exchanger length. Second, the ground heat exchanger model is simulated without and with a pre-pipe that improves the transient model behavior. The influence of this pre-pipe on the SPF is small for conventionally designed ground heat exchangers, but of around 2 K for the minimum inlet temperature. Therefore, the dynamic model quality reveals potential to reduce the size of the ground heat exchanger corresponding to investment costs.

Erik Bertram

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar UV radiation reduces the barrier function of human skin  

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Solar UV radiation reduces the barrier function...Stanford, CA 94305 The ubiquitous presence of solar UV radiation in human life is essential for...defense against environmental exposures like solar UV radiation, and its effects on UV targets...

Krysta Biniek; Kemal Levi; Reinhold H. Dauskardt

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar heating using the tide  

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A fixed tank is disposed in the sea adjacent a floating solar still, with a flexible conduit extending between a lower portion of the tank and the interior of the still. A one-way check valve disposed in the lower portion of the tank permits sea water to enter the tank and fill it as the tide rises. As the tide lowers, water flows from the tank through a restriction in the conduit to the solar still.

Cardinal, D.E.

1980-04-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Heat Transfer Fluids for Solar Water Heating Systems | Department of Energy  

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Heat Transfer Fluids for Solar Water Heating Systems Heat Transfer Fluids for Solar Water Heating Systems Heat Transfer Fluids for Solar Water Heating Systems May 16, 2013 - 3:02pm Addthis Illustration of a solar water heater. Illustration of a solar water heater. Heat-transfer fluids carry heat through solar collectors and a heat exchanger to the heat storage tanks in solar water heating systems. When selecting a heat-transfer fluid, you and your solar heating contractor should consider the following criteria: Coefficient of expansion - the fractional change in length (or sometimes in volume, when specified) of a material for a unit change in temperature Viscosity - resistance of a liquid to sheer forces (and hence to flow) Thermal capacity - the ability of matter to store heat Freezing point - the temperature below which a liquid turns into a

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Siting Your Solar Water Heating System | Department of Energy  

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Siting Your Solar Water Heating System Siting Your Solar Water Heating System Siting Your Solar Water Heating System May 30, 2012 - 2:46pm Addthis Solar water heaters should be placed facing due south. Solar water heaters should be placed facing due south. Before you buy and install a solar water heating system, you need to first consider your site's solar resource, as well as the optimal orientation and tilt of your solar collector. The efficiency and design of a solar water heating system depends on how much of the sun's energy reaches your building site. Solar water heating systems use both direct and diffuse solar radiation. Even if you don't live in a climate that's warm and sunny most of the time -- like the southwestern United States -- your site still might have an adequate solar resource. If your building site has unshaded areas and

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Siting Your Solar Water Heating System | Department of Energy  

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Siting Your Solar Water Heating System Siting Your Solar Water Heating System Siting Your Solar Water Heating System May 30, 2012 - 2:46pm Addthis Solar water heaters should be placed facing due south. Solar water heaters should be placed facing due south. Before you buy and install a solar water heating system, you need to first consider your site's solar resource, as well as the optimal orientation and tilt of your solar collector. The efficiency and design of a solar water heating system depends on how much of the sun's energy reaches your building site. Solar water heating systems use both direct and diffuse solar radiation. Even if you don't live in a climate that's warm and sunny most of the time -- like the southwestern United States -- your site still might have an adequate solar resource. If your building site has unshaded areas and

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New and Underutilized Technology: Solar Water Heating | Department of  

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Solar Water Heating Solar Water Heating New and Underutilized Technology: Solar Water Heating October 7, 2013 - 9:02am Addthis The following information outlines key deployment considerations for solar water heating within the Federal sector. Benefits Solar water heating uses solar thermal collectors to heat water. Application Solar water heating is applicable in most building categories. Climate and Regional Considerations Solar water heating is best in regions with high insolation. Key Factors for Deployment The Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) of 2007 requires 30% of hot water demand in new Federal buildings and major renovations to be met with solar water heating equipment providing it is life-cycle cost effective. Federal agencies must consider collector placement location to optimize

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List of Solar Pool Heating Incentives | Open Energy Information  

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Heating Incentives Heating Incentives Jump to: navigation, search The following contains the list of 118 Solar Pool Heating Incentives. CSV (rows 1 - 118) Incentive Incentive Type Place Applicable Sector Eligible Technologies Active APS - Renewable Energy Incentive Program (Arizona) Utility Rebate Program Arizona Commercial Residential Anaerobic Digestion Biomass Daylighting Geothermal Electric Ground Source Heat Pumps Landfill Gas Other Distributed Generation Technologies Photovoltaics Small Hydroelectric Solar Pool Heating Solar Space Heat Solar Thermal Process Heat Solar Water Heat Wind energy Yes Alternative Energy Personal Property Tax Exemption (Michigan) Property Tax Incentive Michigan Commercial Industrial Biomass CHP/Cogeneration Fuel Cells Microturbines Photovoltaics

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The Coupling Performance of a Solar-Air Heat Pump  

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Based on the advantages and disadvantages of single air source heat pump, single solar energy heat pump and switch solar-air dual heat source heat pumps, a new type of solar-air composite heat source heat pump system has been proposed to realize the utilization and complementary advantages of two renewable energy: air and solar. It also provided a feasible method to improve the city's ecological environment, and plays a leading role in the villages and small towns’ construction. Design the composite heat exchanger with double heat sources. The heat exchanger had dual function of tube-fin and tube heat exchangers, break through the traditional model that heat exchanger in working can realize heat exchange only between the same gases or liquid heat sources, and realized the heat exchange between two heat sources. It laid the technological and equips mental foundation for realizing the synchronization and composite using of solar energy and air.

Yin Liu; Jing Ma; Guanghui Zhou

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar heat storages in district heating Klaus Ellehauge Thomas Engberg Pedersen  

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July 2007 . #12;#12;Solar heat storages in district heating networks July 2007 Klaus Ellehauge 97 22 11 tep@cowi.dk www.cowi.com #12;#12;Solar heat storages in district heating networks 5 in soil 28 5.3 Other experienced constructions: 30 6 Consequences of establishing solar heat in CHP areas

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Rechargeable Heat Battery's Secret Revealed: Solar Energy Capture...  

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Rechargeable Heat Battery Rechargeable Heat Battery's Secret Revealed Solar energy capture in chemical form makes it storable and transportable January 11, 2011 | Tags: Chemistry,...

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Gulf Power - Solar Thermal Water Heating Program | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Gulf Power - Solar Thermal Water Heating Program Gulf Power - Solar Thermal Water Heating Program Gulf Power - Solar Thermal Water Heating Program < Back Eligibility Low-Income Residential Multi-Family Residential Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Solar Water Heating Maximum Rebate $1,000 Program Info State Florida Program Type Utility Rebate Program Provider Energy Efficiency '''''This program reopened on October 3, 2011 for 2012 applications. Funding is limited and must be reserved through online application before the installation of qualifying solar water heating systems. See Gulf Power's [http://www.gulfpower.com/renewable/solarThermal.asp Solar Water Heating] web site for more information.''''' Gulf Power offers a Solar Thermal Water Heating rebate to customers who install water heaters. This program started after the original pilot

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Everything You Wanted to Know About Solar Water Heating Systems...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Everything You Wanted to Know About Solar Water Heating Systems Everything You Wanted to Know About Solar Water Heating Systems October 7, 2014 - 2:39pm Q&A What do you want to...

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Tidal Heating of Extra-Solar Planets  

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Extra-solar planets close to their host stars have likely undergone significant tidal evolution since the time of their formation. Tides probably dominated their orbital evolution once the dust and gas had cleared away, and as the orbits evolved there was substantial tidal heating within the planets. The tidal heating history of each planet may have contributed significantly to the thermal budget that governed the planet's physical properties, including its radius, which in many cases may be measured by observing transit events. Typically, tidal heating increases as a planet moves inward toward its star and then decreases as its orbit circularizes. Here we compute the plausible heating histories for several planets with measured radii, using the same tidal parameters for the star and planet that had been shown to reconcile the eccentricity distribution of close-in planets with other extra-solar planets. Several planets are discussed, including for example HD 209458 b, which may have undergone substantial tidal heating during the past billion years, perhaps enough to explain its large measured radius. Our models also show that GJ 876 d may have experienced tremendous heating and is probably not a solid, rocky planet. Theoretical models should include the role of tidal heating, which is large, but time-varying.

Brian Jackson; Richard Greenberg; Rory Barnes

2008-02-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Wave Heating of the Solar Atmosphere  

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Magnetic waves are a relevant component in the dynamics of the solar atmosphere. Their significance has increased because of their potential as a remote diagnostic tool and their presumed contribution to plasma heating processes. We discuss our current understanding on coronal heating by magnetic waves, based on recent observational evidence and theoretical advances. The discussion starts with a selection of observational discoveries that have brought magnetic waves to the forefront of the coronal heating discussion. Then, our theoretical understanding on the nature and properties of the observed waves and the physical processes that have been proposed to explain observations are described. Particular attention is given to the sequence of processes that link observed wave characteristics with concealed energy transport, dissipation, and heat conversion. We conclude with a commentary on how the combination of theory and observations should help us understanding and quantifying magnetic wave heating of the sola...

Arregui, I

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Chicago Solar Express Reduces Costs, Wait Times  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

The Solar Express program in Chicago, Illinois—funded through a SunShot Initiative Rooftop Solar Challenge (RSC) I award of $750,000—is making it faster, easier, and cheaper for residents to go solar by cutting long wait times and fees for solar permits.

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Reduce Natural Gas Use in Your Industrial Process Heating Systems...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Natural Gas Use in Your Industrial Process Heating Systems Reduce Natural Gas Use in Your Industrial Process Heating Systems This fact sheet describes ten effective ways to save...

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Solar-Assisted Technology Provides Heat for California Industries  

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Solar-Assisted Technology Provides Heat for California Industries Industrial/Agriculture/Water End 2011 The Issue Solar thermal technology focuses the Sun's rays to heat water, and is a promising renewable resource for California's industrial sector. Commercially available solar water heating

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Heat extraction from a large solar pond  

SciTech Connect

The largest operational, salt-gradient solar pond in the United States, occupying 2000 m/sup 2/, was constructed during 1978 in Miamisburg, Ohio. The heat from this solar pond, nearly 1055 GJ/y (1000 million Btu/y) is used to heat an outdoor swimming pool in the summer and an adjacent recreation building during part of the winter. A new heat exchanger system has been installed externally to the pond and operated successfully to deliver 391 GJ (371 million Btu) of heat during May-June. Hot brine water is drawn through a diffuser by a self-priming pump fabricated from fiberglass reinforced plastic. The brine water passes through copper-10% nickel tubes of a tube-and-shell heat exchanger and is then returned to the bottom of the pond. Cooling water from the swimming pool circulates through the shell side of the heat exchanger. Several designs and flow velocities of the brine inlet and outlet diffusers into the pond have been tested in order to minimize the effect of turbulence upon the salt gradient zone.

Wittenberg, L.J.; Etter, D.E.

1982-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Lakeland Electric - Solar Water Heating Program | Department of Energy  

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Lakeland Electric - Solar Water Heating Program Lakeland Electric - Solar Water Heating Program Lakeland Electric - Solar Water Heating Program < Back Eligibility Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Solar Water Heating Program Info Start Date June 2010 State Florida Program Type Other Incentive Provider Lakeland Electric Lakeland Electric, a municipal utility in Florida, is the nation's first utility to offer solar-heated domestic hot water on a "pay-for-energy" basis. The utility has contracted with a solar equipment vendor, Regenesis Lakeland, LLC, to install solar water heaters on participating customers' homes. Lakeland Electric bills the customer $34.95 per month regardless of use. Each solar heater is metered and equipped with a heating element timer as a demand management feature. The $34.95 monthly charge is a bulk energy

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Experimental Research on Solar Assisted Heat Pump Heating System with Latent Heat Storage  

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-reaching meaning of solving energy and environment problems if new type energy conservation and environment protection heating system ? solar assisted ground-source heat pump (SAGHP) heating system with a latent heat storage tank will be practical... was established at the laboratory of construction energy conservation in Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT) in 2004. It added a latent heat storage tank in original SAGHP system. The schematic diagram of the system is shown in Figure 1. The experimental...

Han, Z.; Zheng, M.; Liu, W.; Wang, F.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Breakthrough Cutting Technology Promises to Reduce Solar Costs | Department  

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Breakthrough Cutting Technology Promises to Reduce Solar Costs Breakthrough Cutting Technology Promises to Reduce Solar Costs Breakthrough Cutting Technology Promises to Reduce Solar Costs March 1, 2010 - 4:34am Addthis Using SiGen's new cutting process, less material is wasted in creating solar products like this, a breakthrough that is expected to help make solar power more affordable. | Photo courtesy SiGen Using SiGen's new cutting process, less material is wasted in creating solar products like this, a breakthrough that is expected to help make solar power more affordable. | Photo courtesy SiGen Joshua DeLung Silicon Genesis is a San Jose, Calif., company that is advancing the field of solar energy by developing a process that will virtually eliminate all waste when cutting materials needed to implement solar technology.

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City of Tallahassee Utilities - Solar Water Heating Rebate | Department of  

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Tallahassee Utilities - Solar Water Heating Rebate Tallahassee Utilities - Solar Water Heating Rebate City of Tallahassee Utilities - Solar Water Heating Rebate < Back Eligibility Installer/Contractor Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Solar Water Heating Program Info State Florida Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount 450 Provider City of Tallahassee Utilities The City of Tallahassee Utilities offers a $450 rebate to homeowners* and homebuilders who install a solar water-heating system. This rebate may be applied to a first-time installation or to the replacement of an older solar water-heating system. Homebuilders may also apply for the rebate when installing a solar water heater on a new home. Pool heating systems are not eligible for the rebate. The homeowner must allow the City of Tallahassee to conduct an energy audit

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Residential Solar Water Heating Rebates | Department of Energy  

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Residential Solar Water Heating Rebates Residential Solar Water Heating Rebates Residential Solar Water Heating Rebates < Back Eligibility Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Solar Heating Water Heating Maximum Rebate $1,900 Program Info Funding Source New Hampshire Renewable Energy Fund (REF) Start Date 04/21/2010 Expiration Date When funding is exhausted State New Hampshire Program Type State Rebate Program Rebate Amount $1,500, $1,700 or $1,900, depending on annual estimated system output Provider New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission New Hampshire offers a rebate for residential solar water-heating systems and solar space-heating systems. The rebate is equal to $1,500 for systems with an annual estimated output of 5.5 MMBTU to 19.9 MMBTU; $1,700 for

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AWSWAH - the heat pipe solar water heater  

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An all weather heat pipe solar water heater (AWSWAH) comprising a collector of 4 m/sup 2/ (43 ft/sup 2/) and a low profile water tank of 160 liters (42 gal.) was developed. A single heat pipe consisting of 30 risers and two manifolds in the evaporator and a spiral condenser was incorporated into the AWSWAH. Condensate metering was done by synthetic fiber wicks. The AWSWAH was tested alongside two conventional solar water heaters of identical dimensions, an open loop system and a closed loop system. It was found that the AWSWAH was an average of 50% more effective than the open system in the temperature range 30-90 /sup 0/C (86-194 /sup 0/F). The closed loop system was the least efficient of the three systems.

Akyurt, M.

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sustainable Heat Power Europe GmbH formerly Solar Heat Power Europe GmbH |  

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Heat Power Europe GmbH formerly Solar Heat Power Europe GmbH Heat Power Europe GmbH formerly Solar Heat Power Europe GmbH Jump to: navigation, search Name Sustainable Heat & Power Europe GmbH (formerly Solar Heat & Power Europe GmbH) Place Hamburg, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany Sector Solar Product Engineering company involved in the project development, design and construction of solar thermal, PV and biogas power plants. References Sustainable Heat & Power Europe GmbH (formerly Solar Heat & Power Europe GmbH)[1] LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. Sustainable Heat & Power Europe GmbH (formerly Solar Heat & Power Europe GmbH) is a company located in Hamburg, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany .

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Beaches Energy Services - Solar Water Heating Rebate Program | Department  

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Beaches Energy Services - Solar Water Heating Rebate Program Beaches Energy Services - Solar Water Heating Rebate Program Beaches Energy Services - Solar Water Heating Rebate Program < Back Eligibility Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Solar Water Heating Maximum Rebate One rebate per customer Rebates will not exceed purchase price Program Info State Florida Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Solar Water Heater: $500 Provider Beaches Energy Services Beaches Energy Services offers a solar water heating rebate to their residential customers. This $500 rebate applies to new systems which are properly installed and certified. New construction and solar pool heating systems do not qualify for the rebate payment. Systems must be installed by a licensed Florida contractor and must be FSEC certified. Rebates will not

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Optimal Control Strategy of Solar Heating Systems Using a Long Term Heat Storage  

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...the estimation of the energy gain expected from optimizing the control of a given gas/solar heating system using a long term heat storage in the ground.

M. Boucher; M. Pottier; Y. Lenoir; R. Lidin…

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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101

A study in the application of domestic solar assisted heat pumps for heating and cooling.  

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??In the present work, the more important parameters of the heat pump system and of solar assisted heat pump systems were analysed in a quantitative… (more)

Pabón Díaz, Misael

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Review of solar assisted heat pump drying systems for agricultural and marine products  

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Combining solar energy and heat pump technology is a very attractive concept. It is able to eliminate some difficulties and disadvantages of using solar dryer systems or solely using heat pump drying separately. Solar assisted heat pump drying systems have been studied and applied since the last decades in order to increase the quality of products where low temperature and well-controlled drying conditions are needed. This paper reviewed studies on the advances in solar heat pump drying systems. Results and observation from the studies of solar assisted heat pump dryer systems indicated that for heat sensitive materials; improved quality control, reduced energy consumption, high coefficient of performance and high thermal efficiency of the dryer were achieved. The way forward and future directions in R&D in this field are further research regarding theoretical and experimental analysis as well as for the replacement of conventional solar dryer or heat pump dryer with solar assisted heat pump drying systems and solar assisted chemical and ground source heat pump dryers which should present energy efficient applications of the technologies.

Ronak Daghigh; Mohd Hafidz Ruslan; Mohamad Yusof Sulaiman; Kamaruzzaman Sopian

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

103

Advanced Heat Transfer Fluids for Concentrated Solar Power (CSP)  

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Science Science Computing, Environment & Life Sciences Energy Engineering & Systems Analysis Photon Sciences Physical Sciences & Engineering Energy Frontier Research Centers Science Highlights Postdoctoral Researchers Advanced Heat Transfer Fluids for Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Applications November 1, 2011 Tweet EmailPrint The current levelized cost of energy (LCOE) from concentrated solar power (CSP) is ~ $0.11/kWh. The U.S. Department of Energy has set goals to reduce this cost to ~$0.07/kWh with 6 hours of storage by 2015 and to ~$0.05/kWh with 16 hours of storage by 2020. To help meet these goals, scientists at Argonne National Laboratory are working to improve the overall CSP plant efficiency by enhancing the thermophysical properties of heat transfer

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Analysis of a solar assisted heat pump system for indoor swimming pool water and space heating  

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Solar energy application is a good alternative to replace primary energy source especially for large-scale installations. Heat pumps are also effective means to reduce primary energy consumption. This paper describes a case study with a new design of solar assisted heat pump (SAHP) for indoor swimming pool space- and water-heating purposes. The system design procedure was first presented. The entire system was then modeled via the TRNSYS simulation environment and the energy performance was evaluated based on the winter time operation schedule. Economic analysis with a range of collector areas was also performed. The simulation results show that the overall system COP can reach 4.5, and the fractional factor of energy saving is 79% as compared to the conventional energy system. The economical payback period is less than 5 years.

T.T. Chow; Y. Bai; K.F. Fong; Z. Lin

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar Hot Water Heater Augmented with PV-TEM Heat Pump.  

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??Solar assisted heat pumps (SAHPs) can provide higher collector efficiencies and solar fractions when compared against standard solar hot water heaters. Vapour compression (VC) heat… (more)

PRESTON, NATHANIEL

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Improving Solar Dryers’ Performances Using Design and Thermal Heat Storage  

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Solar drying is one of the most important ... , at the same time as using free solar energy permits to reduce the cost of ... face or to limit the intermittent character of solar energy, storage is proposed as a ...

Lyes Bennamoun

2013-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermal Solar Energy Systems for Space Heating of Buildings  

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to compensate the deficit. In this case a traditional solar heating system having the same characteristics with regard to the solar collecting area and the volume of storage tank is used. It can be concluded that the space heating system using a solar energy...

Gomri, R.; Boulkamh, M.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EWEB - Residential Solar Water Heating Loan Program | Department of Energy  

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EWEB - Residential Solar Water Heating Loan Program EWEB - Residential Solar Water Heating Loan Program EWEB - Residential Solar Water Heating Loan Program < Back Eligibility Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Solar Swimming Pool Heaters Water Heating Maximum Rebate $7,000 Program Info State Oregon Program Type Utility Loan Program Rebate Amount Up to 75% of system cost after rebate Provider Eugene Water and Electric Board Eugene Water and Electric Board (EWEB) offers residential customers a loan and cash discount program called, "The Bright Way To Heat Water." The program is designed to promote the installation of solar water heaters and solar pool heating systems. It began in May 1990 as part of a demand-side management initiative. The loans have been offered since May 1995. EWEB provides all funding for both loans and cash discounts. Customers may

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Solar Water Heating Incentive Program | Department of Energy  

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Solar Water Heating Incentive Program Solar Water Heating Incentive Program Solar Water Heating Incentive Program < Back Eligibility Agricultural Commercial Industrial Institutional Local Government Nonprofit Residential Schools State Government Savings Category Heating & Cooling Solar Swimming Pool Heaters Water Heating Maximum Rebate Varies by sector, location, technology, and electric or gas provider; see below for details Program Info Start Date October 2003 State Oregon Program Type State Rebate Program Rebate Amount Varies by sector, water heating fuel, and electric or gas provider; see below for details Provider Energy Trust of Oregon Beginning in the fall of 2003, Energy Trust of Oregon's Solar Water Heating (SWH) Incentive Program offers incentives to customers of Pacific Power, PGE, NW Natural Gas and Cascade Natural Gas who install solar water or pool

110

Determining window solar heat gain coefficient  

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The solar heat gain characteristics of fenestration systems impact daytime building energy performance, occupant comfort and utility load demands. A measure of the fraction of available solar energy entering a building interior per unit window area is defined as the solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC). Together with a window's thermal transmittance (U-value), the SHGC is used to compare fenestration products, and it allows for the calculation of energy rating number and annual energy performance. The need to measure and compared advances in window technology has led to the development of experimental and analytical methods for the determination of SHGC performance. Several test facilities currently or previously capable of performing SHGC measurements exist worldwide. Results experimentally determined using these facilities have provided design data for handbook tables, and have been instrumental in the development and validation of predictive analytical methods and computer simulation tools. However, these facilities have operated without a standard test procedure for SHGC performance. Consequently, recent efforts have been focused on developing consensus test procedures for the evaluation of window energy performance.

Harrison, S.J.; Wonderen, S.J. van (Queen's Univ., Kingston, Ontario (Canada). Solar Calorimetry Lab.)

1994-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermoeconomic Analysis of a Solar Heat-Pump System  

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This paper introduces a solar energy heat-pump system and analyzes the thermoeconomics. The results show that the solar energy heat-pump system can be operated in different modes and used for room heating in winter and cooling in summer and...

Gao, Y.; Wang, S.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

112

Control valve for solar heating systems  

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A control valve for a solar heating system is disclosed. The valve has a valve body which defines four chambers disposed end to end. A valve operating rod is movable axially through all four chambers under motor control and carries a valve member for directing liquid through the valve. In one position of the valve member, incoming liquid is directed to an outlet for connection to a solar collector and liquid returning from the collector can flow through the valve body and back to the swimming pool. In the other position of the valve member, the liquid bypasses the collector and is directed back to the pool while liquid in the collector drains back into the valve body through the outlet and is removed by suction from a drain-down chamber in the valve body.

Stewart, J.M.

1981-12-29T23:59:59.000Z

113

Experimental Research of an Active Solar Heating System  

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system are discussed in this paper. Based on the design, construction, testing and economic analysis of a demonstration project with the solar heating system, this paper discusses how to connect the solar energy collector with the electricity heater...

Gao, X.; Li, D.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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South River EMC- Solar Water Heating Rebate Program  

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South River Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) is providing rebates to encourage their customers to install solar water heating systems. To be eligible for the rebate solar collectors must have...

115

Solar collector for fluid heating system  

SciTech Connect

A solar collector for use in either an upfeed forced hot water heating system or a downfeed system features a pair of serpentine coils arranged in opposing flow relationship within a shallow insulated collector housing having a sealed glass closure panel. The two serpentine coils lie in spaced parallel planes within the housing, and the two coils are offset laterally so that their individual longitudinal loops overlap laterally by approximately one-half the width of each loop. The flow of heated fluid in each serpentine coil is controlled independently of the other coil by a temperature-responsive modulating valve connected in each coil close to the outlet end thereof within the housing. Efficiency of operation and practicality and economy of construction are featured.

Wilson, D.C.

1980-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

116

Solar pool heating system: An olympic-sized effort  

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This article describes design and building of the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center Heliocol solar pool heating system, developed for the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta.

Sheinkopf, K.

1996-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

117

Fort Pierce Utilities Authority- Solar Water Heating Rebate (Florida)  

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'''''Fort Pierce Utilities Authority has suspended the Solar Water Heating rebate program until 2013. Contact the utility for more information on these offerings.'''''

118

On the performance of the flat plate solar heat collector  

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A flat plate heat collector was constructed for the purpose of heating water by solar energy. It was erected facing south, tilted to the horizontal at the optimum tilt angle, and tested ... was found, for the dim...

M. K. Elnesr; A. M. Khalil

1965-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

119

Maricopa Assn. of Governments - PV and Solar Domestic Water Heating  

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Maricopa Assn. of Governments - PV and Solar Domestic Water Heating Maricopa Assn. of Governments - PV and Solar Domestic Water Heating Permitting Standards Maricopa Assn. of Governments - PV and Solar Domestic Water Heating Permitting Standards < Back Eligibility Commercial Construction Installer/Contractor Residential Savings Category Solar Buying & Making Electricity Heating & Cooling Water Heating Program Info State Arizona Program Type Solar/Wind Permitting Standards Provider Maricopa Association of Governments In an effort to promote uniformity, the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) approved standard procedures for securing necessary electrical/building permits for residential (single-family) and commercial PV systems. These procedures are a part of the MAG Building Code Standards. The standards address requirements for the solar installation, plans,

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Minnesota Power - Solar-Thermal Water Heating Rebate Program | Department  

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Minnesota Power - Solar-Thermal Water Heating Rebate Program Minnesota Power - Solar-Thermal Water Heating Rebate Program Minnesota Power - Solar-Thermal Water Heating Rebate Program < Back Eligibility Commercial Industrial Low-Income Residential Multi-Family Residential Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Solar Water Heating Maximum Rebate Single-family unit: $2,000 Two- to three-family units: $4,000 Multi-family units (four or more): $10,000 Businesses: $25,000 Program Info Start Date 03/2010 Expiration Date 12/31/2013 State Minnesota Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount 25% of costs Provider Minnesota Power Minnesota Power offers a 25% rebate for qualifying solar thermal water heating systems. The maximum award for single-family customers is $2,000 per customer; $4,000 for 2-3 family unit buildings; $10,000 for buildings

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Duquesne Light Company - Residential Solar Water Heating Program |  

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Duquesne Light Company - Residential Solar Water Heating Program Duquesne Light Company - Residential Solar Water Heating Program Duquesne Light Company - Residential Solar Water Heating Program < Back Eligibility Multi-Family Residential Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Solar Water Heating Program Info Start Date 11/30/2009 Expiration Date 03/31/2013 State Pennsylvania Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount $286/system Provider Duquesne Light Company Duquesne Light provides rebates to its residential customers for purchasing and installing qualifying solar water heating systems. Eligible systems may receive a flat rebate of $286 per qualifying system. Various equipment, installation, contractor, and warranty requirements apply, as summarized above and described in more detail in program documents. Customers must

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Lake Worth Utilities - Residential Solar Water Heating Rebate Program |  

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Lake Worth Utilities - Residential Solar Water Heating Rebate Lake Worth Utilities - Residential Solar Water Heating Rebate Program Lake Worth Utilities - Residential Solar Water Heating Rebate Program < Back Eligibility Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Solar Water Heating Maximum Rebate $450 Rebates must not exceed purchase price Program Info State Florida Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount $450 per system Provider City of Lake Worth Utilities The City of Lake Worth Utilities (CLWU), in conjunction with Florida Municipal Power Agency, offers rebates to customers who purchase and install a solar water heating system for residential use. A rebate of $450 per system is available to eligible applicants. Eligible equipment must be located on customer premises within the CLWU service territory, and must

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Valley Electric Association - Solar Water Heating Program | Department of  

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Valley Electric Association - Solar Water Heating Program Valley Electric Association - Solar Water Heating Program Valley Electric Association - Solar Water Heating Program < Back Eligibility Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Solar Water Heating Program Info State Nevada Program Type Utility Loan Program Provider Valley Electric Association Valley Electric Association (VEA), a nonprofit member owned cooperative, developed the domestic solar water heating program to encourage energy efficiency at the request of the membership. VEA partnered with Great Basin College to train and certify installers, creating jobs in the community, and also with Rheem Manufacturing and a local licensed contractor to install the units. A site visit is performed to determine the best installation and system design for each member. Members have the option of

124

Experimental performance of solid-gas chemical heat pump in solar chemical heat pump dryer  

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A solar assisted chemical heat pump dryer has been designed, fabricated and tested. The performance of the system has been studied under the meteorological conditions of Malaysia. The system consists of four mean components: solar collector (evacuated ... Keywords: coefficient of performance, drying, energy density, evacuated tubes solar collector, reactor temperature, solid gas chemical heat pump

M. Ibrahim; K. Sopian; A. S. Hussein; W. R. W. Daud; A. Zaharim

2009-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

125

Experience with solar systems for heating swimming pools in Germany  

SciTech Connect

The results of the demonstration programme [open quotes]Efficient Use of Energy in Swimming Pool Construction[close quotes] has had a positive effect on the dissipation of solar systems for swimming pools. Infrared measurements show how a homogeneous flow can be achieved in the absorber field. The fact that solar systems are acceptable can be clearly in evidence that the behaviour of visitors to purely solar-heated pools with variable water temperature does not differ in principle from conventionally-heated pools with constant temperature. Economic considerations of the operation show that swimming pool solar systems are competitive with conventional heating systems.

Croy, R.; Peuser, F.A. (Zentralstelle fuer Solartechnik, Hilden (Germany))

1994-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

126

OPTIMAi UTILIZATION OF SOLAR ENERGY IN HEATING AND COOLINGOF BUILDINGS  

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OPTIMAi UTILIZATION OF SOLAR ENERGY IN HEATING AND COOLINGOF BUILDINGS C. Byron Winn Gearold R fundamental optimization problems involved in the design of a solar building. The first is a parameter for the given system configu- ration and the opt the latter problem The CSU Solar parameters such as mal set

Moore, John Barratt

127

Turbulent heating of the corona and solar wind: the heliospheric  

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resembles magnetic lines of force Eclipse observations show the `solar corona' Thomson-scattered white light ­ photospheric light scattered from dust, solar spectrum remains ­ `zodiacal light' E corona ­ emission linesTurbulent heating of the corona and solar wind: the heliospheric dark energy problem Stuart D. Bale

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Modeling of Performance, Cost, and Financing of Concentrating Solar, Photovoltaic, and Solar Heat Systems (Poster)  

SciTech Connect

This poster, submitted for the CU Energy Initiative/NREL Symposium on October 3, 2006 in Boulder, Colorado, discusses the modeling, performance, cost, and financing of concentrating solar, photovoltaic, and solar heat systems.

Blair, N.; Mehos, M.; Christiansen, C.

2006-10-03T23:59:59.000Z

129

Long Term Solar Heat Storage through Underground Water Tanks for the Heating of Housing  

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This project consists in the development of design methods of solar plants for heating of housing by means of the interseasonal storage of solar energy through water tanks located under or...

M. Cucumo; V. Marinelli; G. Oliveti; A. Sabato

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Entergy New Orleans - Residential Solar Water Heating Program (Louisiana) |  

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Entergy New Orleans - Residential Solar Water Heating Program Entergy New Orleans - Residential Solar Water Heating Program (Louisiana) Entergy New Orleans - Residential Solar Water Heating Program (Louisiana) < Back Eligibility Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Solar Water Heating Maximum Rebate Residential Solutions: $1000/improvement Program Info Start Date 1/1/2011 State Louisiana Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount kWh savings(annual) x $0.34/kWh Provider Energy Smart Solutions Center Entergy New Orleans offers a Solar Water Heater Rebate pilot program designed to help residential customers make energy efficiency improvements. Rebates will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis and reflected on the invoice as a discount. All systems must be OG 300 rated and incentive amount is based on kWh savings. Walk-through energy assessments

131

Experimental study of a photovoltaic solar-assisted heat-pump/heat-pipe system  

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A practical design for a heat pump with heat-pipe photovoltaic/thermal (PV/T) collectors is presented. The hybrid system is called the photovoltaic solar-assisted heat-pump/heat-pipe (PV-SAHP/HP) system. To focus on both actual demand and energy savings, the PV-SAHP/HP system was designed to be capable of operating in three different modes, namely, the heat-pipe, solar-assisted heat pump, and air-source heat-pump modes. Based on solar radiation, the system operates in an optimal mode. A series of experiments were conducted in Hong Kong to study the performance of the system when operating in the heat-pipe and the solar-assisted heat-pump modes. Moreover, energy and exergy analyses were used to investigate the total PV/T performance of the system.

H.D. Fu; G. Pei; J. Ji; H. Long; T. Zhang; T.T. Chow

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

132

Survival of Microorganisms in a Rock Bed Under Conditions Simulating Solar Heat Storage  

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...Under Conditions Simulating Solar Heat Storage Andris Zervins 1 Michael Babcock...colonization of rock beds used for solar heat storage does not appear likely under...under conditions simulating solar heat storage. | A laboratory-scale unit...

Andris Zervins; Michael Babcock; Robert W. Stone

1981-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

133

Rules of thumb for passive solar heating  

SciTech Connect

Rules of thumb are given for passive solar systems for: (1) sizing solar glazing for 219 cities, (2) sizing thermal storage mass, and (3) building orientation.

Balcomb, J.D.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

134

Integration of solar thermal energy into processes with heat demand  

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An integration of solar thermal energy can reduce the utility cost and the environmental impact. A proper integration of solar thermal energy is required in order to achieve ... objective of this study is to maxi...

Andreja Nemet; Zdravko Kravanja…

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

135

Heat balance for two commercial broiler barns with solar preheated ventilation air  

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In temperate climatic zones, solar air heaters can reduce heating loads, and increase winter ventilation rates thereby improving inside air quality and livestock performance without additional fuel input. A heat balance was carried out to measure bird heat production under field conditions on two commercial broiler barns to evaluate the impact of solar heated ventilation air on bird performance, and identify strategies to reduce winter heating load. Located 40 km east of Montreal, Canada, the experimental broiler barns were identically built with three floors housing 6500 birds per floor in an all-in all-out fashion. Equipped with solar air pre-heaters over their fresh air inlets, the barns were instrumented to monitor inlet, inside and outside air conditions, ventilation rate and heating system operating time. The effects on bird performance were observed from November 2007 to March 2009 by alternating their operation between the barns. The measured sensible and total heat productions of 4.5 W and 8.4 W, respectively, for 1 kg birds corresponded to laboratory measured values. Bird performance was not affected by the solar air pre-heaters which increased the ventilation rate above normal during only 20% of the daytime period. Room air temperature stratification resulted in 20–40 kW of heat losses during the winter, representing 25% of the total natural gas heat load. Because inside air moved directly to the fans, large and rapid increases in ventilation inlet air temperature, produced by the solar air pre-heaters, resulted in further heat losses equivalent to 15% of the solar energy recovered. Sustainable energy management in livestock barns requiring heating should incorporate an air mixing system to eliminate air temperature stratification and improve fan flows.

Sébastien Cordeau; Suzelle Barrington

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

136

Simulation and Validation of a Single Tank Heat Pump Assisted Solar Domestic Water Heating System.  

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??This thesis is a study of an indirect heat pump assisted solar domestic hot water (I-HPASDHW) system, where the investigated configuration is called the Dual… (more)

Wagar, William Robert

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

137

An improved absorption generator for solar-thermal powered heat pumps. Part 2: Energy and economics  

SciTech Connect

Solar heated absorption chiller installations have been very expensive for their rating. To enhance collector thermal efficiency the liquid flowing within the collectors must be kept as cool as possible. However, there is also a need to operate the absorption reported earlier. The compromise usually results in poor collector efficiency as well as a relatively poor specific chiller effect. The proposed vortex generator permits a heat pump to operate efficiently with relatively low temperature solar heated fluid (70--80 C). As a result, the collectors are cooler and more efficient. As noted in Part 1, the specific heat pumping capacity is about 27% greater than conventional systems operating at the same reduced generator temperatures. Therefore, a smaller, less expensive chiller is required. The reduced investment in solar arrays and absorption chillers is estimated along with a range of paybacks.

Fineblum, S. [Megadyne Inc., Rochester, NY (United States)

1997-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

138

Reduce Your Heating Bills with Better Insulation | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Reduce Your Heating Bills with Better Insulation Reduce Your Heating Bills with Better Insulation Reduce Your Heating Bills with Better Insulation October 3, 2008 - 11:09am Addthis John Lippert If you pay your own energy bills, you don't need to be reminded that energy prices are escalating. Energy price projections for this coming winter are not encouraging. According to the Energy Information Administration, residential natural gas prices during the upcoming heating season (October though March) are projected to average $14.93 per Mcf, an increase of about 17% compared to last year's heating season. Residential heating oil prices are projected to average $4.13 per gallon this winter, an increase of about 25%. What if you live in an all-electric house? Many utilities are continuing to pursue retail electricity rate increases in response to power generation

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Reduce Your Heating Bills with Better Insulation | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Reduce Your Heating Bills with Better Insulation Reduce Your Heating Bills with Better Insulation Reduce Your Heating Bills with Better Insulation October 3, 2008 - 11:09am Addthis John Lippert If you pay your own energy bills, you don't need to be reminded that energy prices are escalating. Energy price projections for this coming winter are not encouraging. According to the Energy Information Administration, residential natural gas prices during the upcoming heating season (October though March) are projected to average $14.93 per Mcf, an increase of about 17% compared to last year's heating season. Residential heating oil prices are projected to average $4.13 per gallon this winter, an increase of about 25%. What if you live in an all-electric house? Many utilities are continuing to pursue retail electricity rate increases in response to power generation

140

Low Cost Solar Water Heating R&D | Department of Energy  

Energy Savers (EERE)

Low Cost Solar Water Heating R&D Low Cost Solar Water Heating R&D Emerging Technologies Project for the 2013 Building Technologies Office's Program Peer Review...

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141

Building Codes and Regulations for Solar Water Heating Systems | Department  

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Building Codes and Regulations for Solar Water Heating Systems Building Codes and Regulations for Solar Water Heating Systems Building Codes and Regulations for Solar Water Heating Systems June 24, 2012 - 1:50pm Addthis Photo Credit: iStockphoto Photo Credit: iStockphoto Before installing a solar water heating system, you should investigate local building codes, zoning ordinances, and subdivision covenants, as well as any special regulations pertaining to the site. You will probably need a building permit to install a solar energy system onto an existing building. Not every community or municipality initially welcomes residential renewable energy installations. Although this is often due to ignorance or the comparative novelty of renewable energy systems, you must comply with existing building and permit procedures to install your system.

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Building Codes and Regulations for Solar Water Heating Systems | Department  

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Building Codes and Regulations for Solar Water Heating Systems Building Codes and Regulations for Solar Water Heating Systems Building Codes and Regulations for Solar Water Heating Systems June 24, 2012 - 1:50pm Addthis Photo Credit: iStockphoto Photo Credit: iStockphoto Before installing a solar water heating system, you should investigate local building codes, zoning ordinances, and subdivision covenants, as well as any special regulations pertaining to the site. You will probably need a building permit to install a solar energy system onto an existing building. Not every community or municipality initially welcomes residential renewable energy installations. Although this is often due to ignorance or the comparative novelty of renewable energy systems, you must comply with existing building and permit procedures to install your system.

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DOE Announces $27 Million to Reduce Costs of Solar Energy Projects...  

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Announces 27 Million to Reduce Costs of Solar Energy Projects, Streamline Permitting and Installations DOE Announces 27 Million to Reduce Costs of Solar Energy Projects,...

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Long Island Power Authority - Residential Solar Water Heating Rebate  

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Long Island Power Authority - Residential Solar Water Heating Long Island Power Authority - Residential Solar Water Heating Rebate Program Long Island Power Authority - Residential Solar Water Heating Rebate Program < Back Eligibility Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Solar Water Heating Maximum Rebate $1,500 or 50% of installed cost; $2,000 for systems purchased by 12/31/13 Program Info Funding Source LIPA Efficiency Long Island Program Start Date December 2010 State New York Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount $20 per kBTU (based on SRCC collector rating) Bonus Incentive for systems purchased by 12/31/13: 2 Collector system: $500 bonus rebate 1 Collector system: $250 bonus rebate Provider Long Island Power Authority '''''Note: For system purchased by December 31, 2013, LIPA is providing a

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Solar Water Heating Requirement for New Residential Construction |  

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Water Heating Requirement for New Residential Construction Water Heating Requirement for New Residential Construction Solar Water Heating Requirement for New Residential Construction < Back Eligibility Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Solar Water Heating Program Info State Hawaii Program Type Building Energy Code Provider Hawaii Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism In June 2008, Hawaii enacted legislation, [http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2008/bills/SB644_CD1_.htm SB 644], with the intent to require solar water-heating (SWH) systems to be installed on all single-family new home construction, with a few exceptions. This legislation had several errors that were corrected by legislation passed during the 2009 legislative session. In June 2009, HB 1464 was signed by the governor and addressed the errors in the previous

146

Evidence for Inhomogeneous Heating in the Solar Wind  

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Solar wind observations and magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) simulations are used to probe the nature of turbulence heating. In particular, the electron heat flux, electron temperature, and ion temperature in the solar wind are studied using ACE and Wind data. These heating diagnostics are also compared with MHD simulation estimates of the local dissipation density. Coherent structures, which are sources of inhomogeneity and intermittency in MHD turbulence, are found to be associated with enhancements in every heating-related diagnostic. This supports the hypothesis that significant inhomogeneous heating occurs in the solar wind, connected with current sheets that are dynamically generated by MHD turbulence. Indeed, a subset of these coherent current sheets might be candidates for magnetic reconnection. However, the specific kinetic mechanisms that heat and accelerate particles within these structures require further study.

K. T. Osman; W. H. Matthaeus; A. Greco; S. Servidio

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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CONTROL SYSTEM FOR SOLAR HEATING and COOLING  

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Solar Energy Society Meeting, Los Angeles, California, Julysolar in- solation measuring stations in northern and central California (California 94720 August 1975 A control system is being developed that will be capable of operating solar

Dols, C.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Rechargeable Heat Battery's Secret Revealed: Solar Energy Capture in  

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Rechargeable Heat Rechargeable Heat Battery Rechargeable Heat Battery's Secret Revealed Solar energy capture in chemical form makes it storable and transportable January 11, 2011 | Tags: Chemistry, Energy Technologies, Franklin Contact: John Hules, JAHules@lbl.gov, +1 510 486 6008 2011-01-11-Heat-Battery.jpg A molecule of fulvalene diruthenium, seen in diagram, changes its configuration when it absorbs heat, and later releases heat when it snaps back to its original shape. Image: Jeffrey Grossman Broadly speaking, there have been two approaches to capturing the sun's energy: photovoltaics, which turn the sunlight into electricity, or solar-thermal systems, which concentrate the sun's heat and use it to boil water to turn a turbine, or use the heat directly for hot water or home

149

Solar coronal heating by magnetosonic waves  

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......presence of MHD waves in the solar corona. Saba Strong...data acquired by the Solar Maximum Mission (SMM...emission lines came the SOHO project (Doyle, Teriaca Banerjee...calculated the Alfven wave energy flux density as for...and a combination of Solar Untraviolet Measurements......

E. R. Pekünlü; Ö. Çakirli; E. Özetken

2001-09-11T23:59:59.000Z

150

Optimization in solar heating/photovoltaic systems. Master's thesis  

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This thesis is a design of an alternative system which may provide heating to the Naval Postgraduate School swimming pool. Particularly, it is a solar heating/photovoltaic system designed for a better efficiency and less cost of installation and maintenance. Principles of heat transfer, control and fluid dynamics theory are used for the determination of this heating system elements. The feasibility of its installation and use is analyzed.

Vourazelis, D.G.

1990-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A PASSIVE SOLAR HEATING SYSTEM COMBINED WITH A HEATPUMP AND A LONG TERM HEAT STORAGE  

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ABSTRACT This paper describes the design and the first preliminary performance results of a sunspace attached to an existent building, combined with a heatpump and a long term heat storage. The aim of the project is to study the possibility of storing the excess heat of the passive system in a low temperature storage, which is used as cold source for a heatpump. The advantages of the presented system are that the energy flows in the passive solar system can be controlled and that a rather high solar fraction can be obtained (around .7 to .8 in the climate of Ispra). KEYWORDS Passive solar energy, heat pump, heat storage

D. van Hattem; R. Colombo; P. Actis-Dato

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ocala Utility Services - Solar Hot Water Heating Rebate Program |  

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You are here You are here Home » Ocala Utility Services - Solar Hot Water Heating Rebate Program Ocala Utility Services - Solar Hot Water Heating Rebate Program < Back Eligibility Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Solar Water Heating Maximum Rebate One rebate per account Program Info State Florida Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount $450 per system Provider Ocala Utility Services The Solar Water Heater Rebate Program is offered to residential retail electric customers by the City of Ocala Utility Services. Interested customers must complete an application and receive approval from the Ocala Utility Services before installing equipment. The application can be found on the [http://www.ocalafl.org/COO3.aspx?id=947 program web site.] The system must be installed by a licensed Florida contractor on the customer's

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Southwest Gas Corporation - Smarter Greener Better Solar Water Heating  

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Southwest Gas Corporation - Smarter Greener Better Solar Water Southwest Gas Corporation - Smarter Greener Better Solar Water Heating Program Southwest Gas Corporation - Smarter Greener Better Solar Water Heating Program < Back Eligibility Commercial Local Government Nonprofit Residential State Government Savings Category Heating & Cooling Solar Water Heating Maximum Rebate Residential: 30% of system cost or $3,000, whichever is less Small Commercial: 30% of system cost or $7,500, whichever is less Schools, Religious, Non-profit, Public Facilities and Civic and County Facilities: 50% of system cost or $30,000, whichever is less Program Info State Nevada Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Residential and Small Business: $14.50 per therm Schools, Religious, Non-profit, Public Facilities and Civic and County

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Southwest Gas Corporation - Smarter Greener Better Solar Water Heating  

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Southwest Gas Corporation - Smarter Greener Better Solar Water Southwest Gas Corporation - Smarter Greener Better Solar Water Heating Program (Arizona) Southwest Gas Corporation - Smarter Greener Better Solar Water Heating Program (Arizona) < Back Eligibility Commercial Fed. Government General Public/Consumer Industrial Local Government Multi-Family Residential Nonprofit Residential Schools State Government Savings Category Heating & Cooling Solar Swimming Pool Heaters Water Heating Maximum Rebate 50% of system cost Program Info State Nevada Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount $15.00/therm Provider Southwest Gas Corporation '''''Note: Effective July 15, 2013, Southwest Gas is no longer accepting applications for the current program year. Systems installed during the current program year will not be eligible for a rebate in the next program

155

Solar Heating Test Design Facility for Bulk PCM Storage  

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This experimentation, conducted by the “Centre d’Energétique de l’ENSMP”, was designed to analyze the interest of bulk PCM storage centralized in a real water active solar heating system consisting of a low tempe...

P. Achard; B. Amann; D. Mayer

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

156

Questar Gas- Residential Solar Assisted Water Heating Rebate Program  

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Questar gas provides incentives for residential customers to purchase and install solar water heating systems on their homes. Rebates of $750 per system are provided to customers of Questar who...

157

Questar Gas- Residential Solar Assisted Water Heating Rebate Program (Idaho)  

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Questar gas provides incentives for residential customers to purchase and install solar water heating systems on their homes. Rebates of $750 per system are provided to customers of Questar who...

158

GreyStone Power- Solar Water Heating Program  

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GreyStone Power, an electricity cooperative serving 103,000 customers in Georgia, introduced a solar water heating rebate in March 2009. This $500 rebate is available to customers regardless of...

159

Ion Cyclotron Waves, Instabilities and Solar Wind Heating  

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The effect of alpha particles on the dispersion relation of ion cyclotron waves and its influence on the heating of the solar wind plasma are investigated. ... can dramatically change the dispersion relation of i...

Xing Li; Shadia R. Habbal

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

160

Ion cyclotron waves, instabilities and solar wind heating  

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The effect of alpha particles on the dispersion relation of ion cyclotron waves and its influence on the heating of the solar wind plasma are investigated. ... can dramatically change the dispersion relation of i...

Xing Li; Shadia R. Habbal

1999-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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161

Solar heating system installed at Jackson, Tennessee. Final report  

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The solar energy heating system installed at the Coca-Cola Bottling Works in Jackson, Tennessee is described. The system consists of 9480 square feet of Owens-Illinois evacuated tubular solar collectors with attached specular cylindrical reflectors and will provide space heating for the 70,000 square foot production building in the winter, and hot water for the bottle washing equipment the remainder of the year. Component specifications and engineering drawings are included. (WHK)

None

1980-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

162

Sustainable Energy Resources for Consumers Webinar on Solar Water Heating Transcript  

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Video recording transcript of a Webinar on Nov. 16, 2010 about residential solar water heating applications

163

Heat Storage for Vapour Based Solar Concentrators.  

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?? In a world where energy demand, population, and environmental concern are increasing by the day, the use of solar energy and other renewable energy… (more)

Hoff, Catharina

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

164

CONTROL SYSTEM FOR SOLAR HEATING and COOLING  

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sensors and control valves used in our generalized experimental system. The experimental solarsensors are remotely located at critical (in terms of decision-making) locations in the solar

Dols, C.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

165

California Solar Initiative - Low-Income Solar Water Heating Rebate Program  

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You are here You are here Home » California Solar Initiative - Low-Income Solar Water Heating Rebate Program California Solar Initiative - Low-Income Solar Water Heating Rebate Program < Back Eligibility Low-Income Residential Multi-Family Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Solar Water Heating Maximum Rebate Single-Family Low-Income: $3,750 Multi-Family Low-Income: $500,000 Program Info Funding Source Ratepayer Funds Start Date 3/29/2012 State California Program Type State Rebate Program Rebate Amount Step 1 Incentive Rates (contact utility to determine current incentive levels): Single-Family Low-Income: $25.64 per therm displaced Multi-Family Low-Income: $19.23 per therm displaced The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) voted in October 2011 to

166

Natural Zeolites in Solar Energy Heating, Cooling, and Energy Storage  

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...thereby reducing the energy consumption by almost half. The concept...heat, or any type of fossil fuel. This heat pump has two operating...of the internal combustion engine as the heat source for the...utilizing the waste heat of the engine with a 60 sec cycling time...

Dimiter I. Tchernev

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A solid?state solar?powered heat transfer device  

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A solar?powered solid?state heat transferdevice capable of operating in either a refrigeration or a heat?pump mode is proposed. The device’s operation is based on the combined utilization of the photovoltaic and Peltier effects.

Milivoj Beli?; Joel I. Gersten

1979-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar Water Heating FTA, 024922m FTA solwat heat.pdf  

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Federal Technology Alert A series of energy efficient technology guides prepared by the New Technology Demonstration Program Solar Water Heating Well-Proven Technology Pays Off in Several Situations Solar water heating is a well-proven and readily available technology that directly substitutes renewable energy for conventional water heating. This Federal Technology Alert (FTA) of the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP), one of a series on new energy- efficient technologies and renewable energy technologies, describes the various types of solar water heating systems, the situations in which solar water heating is likely to be cost- effective, considerations in selecting and designing a system, and basic steps for installing a system. There are a variety of different types

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Solar Water Heating System Maintenance and Repair | Department of Energy  

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Water Heating System Maintenance and Repair Water Heating System Maintenance and Repair Solar Water Heating System Maintenance and Repair May 30, 2012 - 2:35pm Addthis Rooftop solar water heaters need regular maintenance to operate at peak efficiency. | Photo from iStockphoto.com Rooftop solar water heaters need regular maintenance to operate at peak efficiency. | Photo from iStockphoto.com Solar energy systems require periodic inspections and routine maintenance to keep them operating efficiently. Also, from time to time, components may need repair or replacement. You should also take steps to prevent scaling, corrosion, and freezing. You might be able to handle some of the inspections and maintenance tasks on your own, but others may require a qualified technician. Ask for a cost estimate in writing before having any work done. For some systems, it may

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Performance of the Second Generation Solar Heating System in the Solar House of the Eindhoven University of Technology  

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Summer 1981 a new solar heating system has been installed in the Solar House at the E.U.T. The principal features of the system are Philips VTR 261 evacuated tube collectors, integration of the auxiliary heate...

R. W. G. Bisschops; C. W. J. van Koppen…

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Investigation of a Novel Solar Assisted Water Heating System with Enhanced Energy Yield for Buildings  

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simulation and experimental verification. The unique characteristic of such system consists in the integrated loop heat pipe and heat pump unit (LHP-HP), which was proposed to improve solar photovoltaic (PV) generation, capture additional solar heat...

Zhang, X.; Zhao, X.; Xu, J.; Yu, X.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

172

Experimental investigation on system with combination of ground-source heat pump and solar collector  

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This paper presents the heating performance and energy distribution of a system with the combination of ground-source heat pump and solar collector or a solar-assisted ground-source heat pump system (SAGSHPS) by ...

Tao Hu ? ?; Jialing Zhu ???; Wei Zhang ? ?

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

173

Active charge/passive discharge solar heating systems: thermal analysis  

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The performance of active charge/passive discharge solar space-heating systems is analyzed. This type of system combines liquid-cooled solar collector panels with a massive integral storage component that passively heats the building interior by radiation and free convection. The TRNSYS simulation program is used to evaluate system performance and to provide input for the development of a simplified analysis method. This method, which provides monthly calculations of delivered solar energy, is based on Klein's Phi-bar procedure and data from hourly TRNSYS simulations. The method can be applied to systems using a floor slab, a structural wall, or a water tank as the storage component. Important design parameters include collector area and orientation, building heat loss, collector and heat-exchanger efficiencies, storage capacity, and storage to room coupling.

Swisher, J.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Bazhou Deli Solar Energy Heating Co Ltd aka Deli Solar PRC | Open Energy  

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Bazhou Deli Solar Energy Heating Co Ltd aka Deli Solar PRC Bazhou Deli Solar Energy Heating Co Ltd aka Deli Solar PRC Jump to: navigation, search Name Bazhou Deli Solar Energy Heating Co Ltd (aka Deli Solar (PRC)) Place Beijing, Beijing Municipality, China Zip 65700 Sector Biomass, Solar Product Seller of solar thermal water heating systems, PV-powered lamps and small-scale biomass space heating devices. Coordinates 39.90601°, 116.387909° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":39.90601,"lon":116.387909,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

175

Relationship between Solar Wind and Coronal Heating: Scaling Laws from Solar X-Rays  

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Pevtsov et al. recently showed that the luminosity of solar and stellar X-rays from closed magnetic structures scales nearly linearly with magnetic flux over 12 decades. We show here that the total power available to accelerate the solar wind also scales linearly with magnetic flux, provided that its sources inject a roughly constant energy per particle prior to losses from heat conducted by electrons into radiation. Using a recently developed model of the solar wind energy source and particle source, we calculate the available solar wind power and convert it into an equivalent X-ray luminosity to explore whether the same process that drives solar wind may also power coronal heating. The quantitative results agree remarkably well with the Pevtsov et al. X-ray observations and with GOES X-ray observations over almost two solar cycles from 1985 to 2004. The model for the solar wind energy and particle source relies on the continual reconfiguration of the supergranular network through the emergence of small bipolar or more complex closed magnetic fields. This naturally leads to an energy flux proportional to field strength on large-scale field structures with field strengths larger than the emerging flux. We conclude that the sources of energy for the solar wind and coronal heating are linked, likely through the emergence of new magnetic flux that continually reconfigures large-scale solar magnetic fields and powers and heats the corona.

N. A. Schwadron; D. J. McComas; C. DeForest

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

176

Steam Reforming of Methane Utilizing Solar Heat  

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There is a worldwide interest to use solar energy to save or substitute fossil material, which is taken as fuel or chemical feedstock in present technologies. Among the possibilities, which are studied in deta...

W. D. Müller

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

177

Cyclotron Heating of the Solar Corona  

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A physical model of the solar transition region and corona is presented, in which plasma flows in rapidly-diverging coronal funnels and holes are described within the framework of a two-fluid model including wave...

Eckart Marsch

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

178

Cyclotron Heating of the Solar Corona  

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A physical model of the solar transition region and corona is presented, in which plasma flows in rapidly-diverging coronal funnels and holes are described within the framework of a two-fluid model including wave...

Eckart Marsch

179

Parabolic-Trough Solar Water Heating--FTA, 022798m FTA trough  

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Parabolic-trough solar water heating is Parabolic-trough solar water heating is a well-proven technology that directly sub- stitutes renewable energy for conventional energy in water heating. Parabolic-trough collectors can also drive absorption cooling systems or other equipment that runs off a thermal load. There is considerable potential for using these technologies at Federal facil- ities in the Southwestern United States or other areas with high direct-beam solar radi- ation. Facilities such as jails, hospitals, and barracks that consistently use large volumes of hot water are particularly good candi- dates. Use of parabolic-trough systems helps Federal facilities comply with Executive Order 12902's directive to reduce energy use by 30% by 2005 and advance other efforts to get the Federal government to set a good

180

Solar Water Heating in Dragash Municipality, Kosovo.  

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?? Water has been heated with the sun has almost as long as there have been humans, but itis not until recently that more advanced… (more)

Dahl Håkans, Mia

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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181

Salt Gradient Solar Pond for Solar Heat Collection and Lang Term Storage  

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Work is described concerning the instrumentation, thermal modelling and laboratory tests on a salt gradient solar pond to be used for heat collection and storage. A densitameter capable of measuring the salinity....

V. Phillips; P. J. Unsworth; N. A. Al-Saleh

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

182

Design of Coil Heat Exchanger for Remote-Storage Solar Water Heating System  

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A coil heat exchanger for hot water thermal storage was presented including the choice of the ... calculation of flow resistance. In this design, solar collector contour aperture area is 4.26...2, the volume of w...

Lv Cuiping; He Duanlian; Dou Jianqing

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

183

PV vs. Solar Water Heating- Simple Solar Payback  

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Solar energy systems hang their hats on payback. Financial payback is as tangible as money in your bank account, while other types of payback—like environmental externalities—are not usually calculated in dollars. There’s no doubt that photovoltaic (PV) and solar hot water (SHW) systems will pay you back. Maybe not as quickly as you’d like, but all systems will significantly offset their cost over their lifetimes. Here we’ll try to answer: Which system will give the quickest return on investment (ROI)?

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Evaluation of solar collectors for heat pump applications. Final report  

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The study was initiated to evaluate the potential utility of very low cost (possibly unglazed and uninsulated) solar collectors to serve as both heat collection and rejection devices for a liquid source heat pump. The approach consisted of exercising a detailed analytical simulation of the complete heat pump/solar collector/storage system against heating and cooling loads derived for typical single-family residences in eight US cities. The performance of each system was measured against that of a conventional air-to-air heat pump operating against the same loads. In addition to evaluation of solar collector options, the study included consideration of water tanks and buried pipe grids to provide thermal storage. As a supplement to the analytical tasks, the study included an experimental determination of night sky temperature and convective heat transfer coefficients for surfaces with dimensions typical of solar collectors. The experiments were conducted in situ by placing the test apparatus on the roofs of houses in the Denver, Colorado, area. (MHR)

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1980-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

185

Performance of solid-gas chemical heat pump subsystem of solar dryer  

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In this paper the performance of solid-gas chemical heat pump subsystem of solar dryer has been investigated. A thermodynamic analysis is presented to upgrade solar energy with solid-gas chemical heat pump for agriculture drying purpose. A solar assisted ... Keywords: coefficient of performance (COPh), drying, evacuated tubes, overall COPs, solar, solid gas chemical heats pump

M. Ibrahim; W. R. W. Daud; Kamaruzaman Ibrahim; Azami Zaharim; Kamaruzaman Sopian

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

186

Santa Clara Water and Sewer - Solar Water Heating Program | Department of  

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Water and Sewer - Solar Water Heating Program Water and Sewer - Solar Water Heating Program Santa Clara Water and Sewer - Solar Water Heating Program < Back Eligibility Commercial Local Government Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Solar Swimming Pool Heaters Water Heating Commercial Heating & Cooling Program Info State California Program Type Leasing Program Provider City of Santa Clara Water and Sewer Utility In 1975, the City of Santa Clara established the nation's first municipal solar utility. Under the Solar Water Heating Program, the Santa Clara Water and Sewer Utilities Department supplies, installs and maintains solar water heating systems for residents and businesses. In addition, the city has also installed solar energy equipment for a number of its own facilities. Solar equipment is available from the city for heating swimming pools,

187

Low-Cost Solar Water Heating Research and Development Roadmap  

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Low-Cost Solar Water Heating Low-Cost Solar Water Heating Research and Development Roadmap K. Hudon, T. Merrigan, J. Burch and J. Maguire National Renewable Energy Laboratory Technical Report NREL/TP-5500-54793 August 2012 NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC. National Renewable Energy Laboratory 15013 Denver West Parkway Golden, Colorado 80401 303-275-3000 * www.nrel.gov Contract No. DE-AC36-08GO28308 Low-Cost Solar Water Heating Research and Development Roadmap K. Hudon, T. Merrigan, J. Burch and J. Maguire National Renewable Energy Laboratory Prepared under Task No. SHX1.1001 Technical Report NREL/TP-5500-54793 August 2012

188

An improved absorption generator for solar-thermal powered heat pumps. Part 1: Feasibility  

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Solar heated absorption chiller installations have been, typically, very expensive for their rating. The need to keep the liquid flowing within the collectors as cool as possible to enhance collector thermal efficiency, conflicts with the need to operate the absorption chiller at a higher temperature. The compromise usually results in poor collector efficiency as well as a relatively poor specific chiller effect. The proposed vortex generator permits a heat pump to operate efficiently with relatively low temperature solar heated fluid (70--80 C). As a result, the collectors are cooler and much more efficient. In addition, the specific heat pumping capacity is about 27% greater than conventional systems operating at the same reduced generator temperatures and, therefore, a smaller chiller is required. The economic consequences of these benefits will be presented in Part 2.

Fineblum, S. [Megadyne Inc., Rochester, NY (United States)

1997-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Design implications and potentials of passive solar heating in higher density communities: the Lykovrissi Solar Village  

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Carefully analyzed building density, massing, and orientation become critical if solar access to the building is to be maintained. Even more carefully thought out building organization and room planning is critical if solar access to the apartment is to be maintained. Finally, careful material and component selection and placement, as well as window control system design is critical if solar access (heating) for the individual is to be maintained. The prerequisite guidelines necessary to ensure this completed solar access were established for the design of the Lykovrissi Solar Village now under construction near Athens. Fulfilling a cooperative agreement of 1978 between Germany and Greece, a community of rowhouses and three-to-six story multi-family units have been designed to provide energy efficient and solar assisted housing for 431 low income families, with a clear perspective on comparing solar systems for future subsidized housing.

Loftness, V. (INTERATOM, Bergisch Gladbach, Germany); Boese, F.K.; Tombazis, A.; Mouzakis, J.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

190

Solar/heat?driven thermoacoustic engine  

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With its abundance and cleanliness solar energy has been harnessed to generate power using various techniques. A thermoacoustic engine is described which was built instrumented and tested to demonstrate use of solar power to generate acoustic power. Sunlight is collected using a 3?ft?diam acrylic Fresnel lens and focused on one end of a ceramic ‘‘stack.’’ This engine has a total length of 40 cm and resonates at around 420 Hz. To permit testing on the abundant cloudy days in Pennsylvania an electrical heater was also built and installed to provide a reliable thermal energy source for indoor measurements. Experimental results are in reasonable agreement with a DE L T AE model. When running in solar mode as a 1/4 wavelength open end resonator the measured acoustic SPL can reach 120 dB easily at 1 m away from the open end on a clear day. The onset of sound generation can be achieved even with a 1?ft?diam Fresnel lens. While an impressive demonstration in terms of sound output despite modest efficiency real solar energy conversion will be improved with inert gas mixtures at higher pressures. [Work supported by ONR lens provided by G. W. Swift.

Reh?lin Chen; Steven L. Garrett

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sandia National Laboratories: reducing start-up risks for solar...  

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start-up risks for solar thermal generation Sandia Solar Energy Test System Cited in National Engineering Competition On May 16, 2013, in Concentrating Solar Power, Energy, Energy...

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Active solar heating and cooling information user study  

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The results of a series of telephone interviews with groups of users of information on active solar heating and cooling (SHAC). An earlier study identified the information user groups in the solar community and the priority (to accelerate solar energy commercialization) of getting information to each group. In the current study only high-priority groups were examined. Results from 19 SHAC groups respondents are analyzed in this report: DOE-Funded Researchers, Non-DOE-Funded Researchers, Representatives of Manufacturers (4 groups), Distributors, Installers, Architects, Builders, Planners, Engineers (2 groups), Representatives of Utilities, Educators, Cooperative Extension Service County Agents, Building Owners/Managers, and Homeowners (2 groups). The data will be used as input to the determination of information products and services the Solar Energy Research Institute, the Solar Energy Information Data Bank Network, and the entire information outreach community should be preparing and disseminating.

Belew, W.W.; Wood, B.L.; Marle, T.L.; Reinhardt, C.L.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar heat gain coefficient measurement of semi-transparent photovoltaic modules with indoor calorimetric hot box and solar simulator  

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In tropical Singapore, buildings receive a high amount of solar radiation. Windows should therefore consist of solar control glazing with a low solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC) and high visible light transmittance to reduce the energy consumption for air-conditioning and electrical lighting respectively. Due to the rising demand for on-site electricity generation, photovoltaic modules are increasingly used in buildings, initially as roof-top systems, but in recent years there are also semi-transparent photovoltaic (STPV) being integrated into the façade or overhead glazing. However, their SHGC is usually not reported, potentially preventing STPV from widespread adoption. The paper presents measurements and novel presentations of SHGC for selected thin-film STPV glazing. It introduces SERIS’ indoor calorimetric hot box and solar simulator including a documentation of environmental conditions and calibrations. A sensitivity analysis concluded that the SHGC measurement is mainly sensitive to the spectrum of the solar simulator and reflection properties of the absorber plate. A correction factor was introduced and the measured results compare well with simulations. In addition, SHGC values for selected STPV are presented as (a) angular dependent and (b) load dependent. The results show that the SHGC is sensitive to the incident angle of solar radiation. Particularly for incident angles above 45°, which would be typical for facades in the tropics, the SHGC reduces significantly, compared to the default at 0°. The SHGC reduces only marginally when an electrical load is connected. Higher PV efficiencies would result in more energy being converted into electricity and not into re-radiating heat and therefore producing a lower SHGC.

Fangzhi Chen; Stephen K. Wittkopf; Poh Khai Ng; Hui Du

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

194

Apparatus and method for solar heating of water  

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This patent describes an apparatus for heating a tank of water comprising at least three substantially planar plastic strips positioned substantially vertically in spaced relationship in the water, such that the strips are substantially immersed in the water to be heated, and means for positioning the strips in the water with the provisos that the strips are light absorbent on both major planar surfaces and that the positioning means is of such construction as to minimize absorption of solar radiation by the positioning means rather than by the strips. A method for solar heating of a tank of water comprising the steps of positioning at least three substantially vertical, substantially planar plastic strips in spaced relationship in the water, such that strips are substantially immersed in the water to be heated, with the proviso that the strips are light absorbent on both major planar surfaces, and exposing the strips to solar radiation. A recreational swimming pool equipped with a solar heating apparatus comprising at least three substantially planar plastic strips removably positioned substantially vertically in spaced relationship in the pool water, such that and means for removably positioning the strips in spaced relationship in the pool water with the proviso that the strips are light absorbent on both major planar surfaces.

Caines, R.S.

1988-12-13T23:59:59.000Z

195

Feasibility of combined solar thermal and ground source heat pump systems in cold climate, Canada  

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This document presents a study for examining the viability of hybrid ground source heat pump (GSHP) systems that use solar thermal collectors as the supplemental component in heating dominated buildings. Loads for an actual house in the City of Milton near Toronto, Canada, were estimated. TRNSYS, a system simulation software tool, was used to model yearly performance of a conventional GSHP system as well as a proposed hybrid GSHP system. Actual yearly data collected from the site were examined against the simulation results. This study demonstrates that hybrid ground source heat pump system combined with solar thermal collectors is a feasible choice for space conditioning for heating dominated houses. It was shown that the solar thermal energy storage in the ground could reduce a large amount of ground heat exchanger (GHX) length. Combining three solar thermal collectors with a total area of 6.81 m2 to a GSHP system will reduce GHX length by 15%. Sensitivity analysis was carried out for different cities of Canada and resulted that Vancouver, with mildest climate compared to other cities, was the best candidate for the proposed solar hybrid GSHP system with a GHX length reduction to solar collector area ratio of 7.64 m/m2. Overall system economic viability was also evaluated using a 20-year life-cycle cost analysis. The analysis showed that there is small economic benefit in comparing to the conventional GSHP system. The net present value of the proposed hybrid system based on the 20-year life-cycle cost analysis was estimated to be in a range of 3.7%–7.6% (or $1500 to $3430 Canadian dollar) lower than the conventional GSHP system depending on the drilling cost.

Farzin M. Rad; Alan S. Fung; Wey H. Leong

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

196

Heat efficiency of “translucent cover-radiation absorbing heat-exchange panel” system of flat solar collectors  

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An analytic expression is proposed for determining the heat efficiency of the “translucent cover-radiation absorbing heat-exchange panel” system of flat solar collectors, and on its base the heat efficiency of th...

R. R. Avezov; N. R. Avezova

2008-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

197

Tracking heat flux sensors for concentrating solar applications  

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Innovative tracking heat flux sensors located at or near the solar collector's focus for centering the concentrated image on a receiver assembly. With flux sensors mounted near a receiver's aperture, the flux gradient near the focus of a dish or trough collector can be used to precisely position the focused solar flux on the receiver. The heat flux sensors comprise two closely-coupled thermocouple junctions with opposing electrical polarity that are separated by a thermal resistor. This arrangement creates an electrical signal proportional to heat flux intensity, and largely independent of temperature. The sensors are thermally grounded to allow a temperature difference to develop across the thermal resistor, and are cooled by a heat sink to maintain an acceptable operating temperature.

Andraka, Charles E; Diver, Jr., Richard B

2013-06-11T23:59:59.000Z

198

Low-Cost Solar Water Heating Research and Development Roadmap  

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The market environment for solar water heating technology has changed substantially with the successful introduction of heat pump water heaters (HPWHs). The addition of this energy-efficient technology to the market increases direct competition with solar water heaters (SWHs) for available energy savings. It is therefore essential to understand which segment of the market is best suited for HPWHs and focus the development of innovative, low-cost SWHs in the market segment where the largest opportunities exist. To evaluate cost and performance tradeoffs between high performance hot water heating systems, annual energy simulations were run using the program, TRNSYS, and analysis was performed to compare the energy savings associated with HPWH and SWH technologies to conventional methods of water heating.

Hudon, K.; Merrigan, T.; Burch, J.; Maguire, J.

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

199

Solar Thermochemical Fuels Production: Solar Fuels via Partial Redox Cycles with Heat Recovery  

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HEATS Project: The University of Minnesota is developing a solar thermochemical reactor that will efficiently produce fuel from sunlight, using solar energy to produce heat to break chemical bonds. The University of Minnesota is envisioning producing the fuel by using partial redox cycles and ceria-based reactive materials. The team will achieve unprecedented solar-to-fuel conversion efficiencies of more than 10% (where current state-of-the-art efficiency is 1%) by combined efforts and innovations in material development, and reactor design with effective heat recovery mechanisms and demonstration. This new technology will allow for the effective use of vast domestic solar resources to produce precursors to synthetic fuels that could replace gasoline.

None

2011-12-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling the heating of the Green Energy Lab in Shanghai by the geothermal heat pump combined with the solar thermal energy and ground energy storage.  

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?? This work involves the study of heating systems that combine solar collectors, geothermal heat pumps and thermal energy storage in the ground. Solar collectors… (more)

Yu, Candice Yau May

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar heating and cooling demonstration project at the Florida Solar Energy Center  

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The retrofitted solar heating and cooling system installed at the Florida Solar Energy Center is described. Information is provided on the system's test, operation, controls, hardware and installation, including detailed drawings. The Center's office building, approximately 5000 square feet of space, with solar air conditioning and heating as a demonstration of the technical feasibility is located just north of Port Canaveral, Florida. The system was designed to supply approximately 70% of the annual cooling and 100% of the heating load. The project provides unique high-temperature, non-imaging, non-tracking, evacuated-tube collectors. The design of the system was kept simple and employs five hydronic loops. They are energy collection, chilled water production, space cooling, space heating and energy rejection.

Hankins, J.D.

1980-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

202

Federal technology alert. Parabolic-trough solar water heating  

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Parabolic-trough solar water heating is a well-proven renewable energy technology with considerable potential for application at Federal facilities. For the US, parabolic-trough water-heating systems are most cost effective in the Southwest where direct solar radiation is high. Jails, hospitals, barracks, and other facilities that consistently use large volumes of hot water are particularly good candidates, as are facilities with central plants for district heating. As with any renewable energy or energy efficiency technology requiring significant initial capital investment, the primary condition that will make a parabolic-trough system economically viable is if it is replacing expensive conventional water heating. In combination with absorption cooling systems, parabolic-trough collectors can also be used for air-conditioning. Industrial Solar Technology (IST) of Golden, Colorado, is the sole current manufacturer of parabolic-trough solar water heating systems. IST has an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract with the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) of the US Department of Energy (DOE) to finance and install parabolic-trough solar water heating on an Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) basis for any Federal facility that requests it and for which it proves viable. For an ESPC project, the facility does not pay for design, capital equipment, or installation. Instead, it pays only for guaranteed energy savings. Preparing and implementing delivery or task orders against the IDIQ is much simpler than the standard procurement process. This Federal Technology Alert (FTA) of the New Technology Demonstration Program is one of a series of guides to renewable energy and new energy-efficient technologies.

NONE

1998-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar powered heat pump construction. [silica gel adsorbent with solar regenerator  

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Disclosed is a solar powered heat pump useful for both heating and cooling building space and for providing refrigeration. The device operates on a chemical effect (Adsorption) intermittent heat pump cycle in which the moderately high temperature heat generated by insolation is used to drive the desorber. The device has inherent thermal storage, can be factory built, sealed, and tested, can be electronically controlled for completely automatic operation, and includes a built-in back-up heater which obviates the need for installation of a separate back-up heating system. It can be manufactured from inexpensive materials such as glass, and implodes rather than explodes on failure. A preferred embodiment of the device is designed as a modular unit which can readily be combined with others of identical design to produce a solar powered battery panel for heating and cooling. This embodiment preferably comprises a tubular enclosure defining a pair of chambers separated by a valve. A first chamber is packed with silica gel (Or an equivalent adsorbent material) arranged such that mass and heat transfer through the gel take place rapidly and in comparable time periods. The first chamber is surrounded by a larger diameter, solar radiation transparent housing and the annular space between the chamber and housing is evacuated. The enclosure is mounted together with a diffuse light reflector which focuses sunlight toward the first chamber. Heat exchangers provide thermal communication between respective chambers and a pair of duct portions adapted for connection to a building heat distribution system.

Berg, C.A.

1980-11-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Expansion and Improvement of Solar Water Heating Technology in China  

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Improvement of Solar Water Heating Technology in China Improvement of Solar Water Heating Technology in China Project Management Office Jump to: navigation, search Name Expansion and Improvement of Solar Water Heating Technology in China Project Management Office Place Beijing, Beijing Municipality, China Zip 100038 Sector Buildings, Solar Product The programme focuses on the development of high-quality and attractive-looking model designs for integrating solar water heaters (SWH) into buildings in China. Coordinates 39.90601°, 116.387909° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":39.90601,"lon":116.387909,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Solar heating of swimming pools for the subtropical coastal belt  

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Consideration is given to heating a swimming pool to obtain all-year-round use or alternatively to extend the use of the pool into the winter period. The report has been prepared for Durban and other parts of the subtropical Coastal Belt as a guide for advising those who may consider using solar energy for such an undertaking.

Forbes, J.; Dobson, D.E.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A large solar/heat?driven thermoacoustic cooler  

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Based on the success of an earlier solar?powered thermoacoustics prime mover which used a direct?illumination stack and no hot?side heat exchanger [Chen and Garrett Proc. 16th Int. Cong. Acoust. Vol. II 813–814 (1998)] a large solar/heat?driven thermoacoustic cooler was designed and fabricated. Target cooling powers of 10 to 60 W over a 25?deg temperature span were based on a thermal input power of 150 to 600 W. To concentrate the required amount of solar power on an 11?cm?diameter ceramic stack a 10?ft diameter fiberglass parabolic dish used for satellite TV has been converted by gluing aluminized MylarTM on its surface over a 2?m diameter. A two?axis coordinated solar tracking system driven by two computer?controlled motors has produced the required 600 W of solar power to illuminate the hot side of the stack for a maximum of 3 h. Measured performance of the solar refrigerator will be compared to DE L T AE models. [Work supported by the Office of Naval Research.

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Passive solar heating systems design. Final report  

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In 1979 Dynamic Homes submitted a winning proposal in a Department of Energy passive and hybrid solar manufactured housing competition in the modular construction category. A set of preliminary designs for various housing types (ramblers, split entries, split levels, and two stories) were developed. The split entry designs seemed most feasible. They provided a good product at a price that could be marketable. It was decided to proceed with the split entry designs and three models were developed - two single-family and one duplex. Plans and descriptions are presented.

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1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ausra Inc Formerly Solar Heat and Power Pty Ltd SHP | Open Energy  

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Inc Formerly Solar Heat and Power Pty Ltd SHP Inc Formerly Solar Heat and Power Pty Ltd SHP Jump to: navigation, search Name Ausra Inc (Formerly Solar Heat and Power Pty Ltd (SHP)) Place Palo Alto, California Zip 94303 Sector Solar Product US-based solar thermal electrical generation (STEG) company owned by AREVA Group. References Ausra Inc (Formerly Solar Heat and Power Pty Ltd (SHP))[1] LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. Ausra Inc (Formerly Solar Heat and Power Pty Ltd (SHP)) is a company located in Palo Alto, California . References ↑ "Ausra Inc (Formerly Solar Heat and Power Pty Ltd (SHP))" Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Ausra_Inc_Formerly_Solar_Heat_and_Power_Pty_Ltd_SHP&oldid=342438

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NREL and Industry Advance Low-Cost Solar Water Heating R&D (Fact...  

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and Rhotech develop cost-effective solar water heating prototype to rival natural gas water heaters. Water heating energy use represents the second largest energy demand for homes...

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Solar Energy - Capturing and Using Power and Heat from the Sun...  

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Solar Energy - Capturing and Using Power and Heat from the Sun Solar Energy - Capturing and Using Power and Heat from the Sun U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy...

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Development and Application of Engineering-Scale Solar Water Heater System Assisted by Heat Pump  

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An engineering-scale solar water heater system assisted by heat pump was developed based on ... . The subunits of modularized system include vacuum solar energy collectors, air source heat pump, ... Energy source...

Xiufeng Gao; Shiyu Feng; Wei Hu…

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance Study of Thermoelectric Solar-Assisted Heat Pump with Reflectors  

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The simultaneous conversion of solar radiation into thermal and electrical energy in a thermoelectric (TE) solar-assisted heat pump is, for the purposes of ... plate reflectors have been mounted on a TE solar col...

C. Lertsatitthanakorn; S. Soponronnarit…

2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar space heating installed at Kansas City, Kansas. Final report  

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The solar energy system was constructed with the new 48,800 square feet warehouse to heat the warehouse area of about 39,000 square feet while the auxiliary energy system heats the office area of about 9800 square feet. The building is divided into 20 equal units, and each has its own solar system. The modular design permits the flexibility of combining multiple units to form offices or warehouses of various size floor areas as required by a tenant. Each unit has 20 collectors which are mounted in a single row. The collectors, manufactured by Solaron Corporation, are double glazed flat plate collectors with a gross area of 7800 ft/sup 2/. Air is heated either through the collectors or by the electric resistance duct coils. No freeze protection or storage is required for this system. Extracts from the site files, specifications, drawings, installation, operation and maintenance instructions are included.

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1981-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

214

NREL and Industry Advance Low-Cost Solar Water Heating R&D (Fact Sheet)  

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NREL and Rhotech develop cost-effective solar water heating prototype to rival natural gas water heater market.

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2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

215

Water Consumption from Freeze Protection Valves for Solar Water Heating Systems  

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Conference paper regarding research in the use of freeze protection valves for solar domestic water heating systems in cold climates.

Burch, J.; Salasovich, J.

2005-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

216

Parametric Investigation of the Performance of Solar Heating Systems with Rock Bed Storage  

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The performance of solar air collector domestic heating systems with rock bed storage, as obtained from theoretical analysis, is...

W. L. Dutre; J. Vanheelen

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

217

Analysis of selected surface characteristics and latent heat storage for passive solar space heating  

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Results are presented of an analysis of the value of various technical improvements in the solar collector and thermal storage subsystems of passive solar residential, agricultural, and industrial systems for two regions of the country. The evaluated improvements are: decreased emissivity and increased absorptivity of absorbing surfaces, decreased reflectivity, and decreased emissivity of glazing surface, and the substitution of sensible heat storage media with phase change materials. The value of each improvement is estimated by the additional energy savings resulting from the improvement.

Fthenakis, V.; Leigh, R.

1981-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

218

The Added Economic and Environmental Value of Solar Thermal Systems in Microgrids with Combined Heat and Power  

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thermal absorption solar photo- storage chiller thermalbetween solar thermal collection and storage systems and CHPimpact of solar thermal and heat storage on CO 2 emissions

Marnay, Chris

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

219

The Added Economic and Environmental Value of Solar Thermal Systems in Microgrids with Combined Heat and Power  

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Environmental Value of Solar Thermal Systems in MicrogridsEnvironmental Value of Solar Thermal Systems in Microgridsa) ABSTRACT The addition of solar thermal and heat storage

Marnay, Chris

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

220

Dynamic Performance Study on the Solar Collector/Evaporator of Direct Expansion Solar Assisted Heat Pump Systems  

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A dynamic simulation model is developed for predicting performance of the solar collector/evaporator of direct expansion solar assisted heat pump systems. In this model, ... meteorological and configuration param...

Li Hong; Yang Hongxing

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Efficient Integration of Heat Pumps into Solar District Heating Systems with Seasonal Thermal Energy Storage  

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Abstract Solar district heating (SDH) with seasonal thermal energy storage (STES) is a technology to provide heat for space heating and domestic hot water preparation with a high fraction of renewable energy. In order to improve the efficiency of such systems heat pumps can be integrated. By preliminary studies it was discovered, that the integration of a heat pump does not always lead to improvements from an overall energy perspective, although the operation of the heat pump increases the efficiency of other components of the system e. g. the STES or the solar collectors. Thus the integration of heat pumps in SDH systems was investigated in detail. Usually, the heat pumps are integrated in such a way, that the STES is used as low temperature heat source. No other heat sources from the ambience are used and only that amount of energy consumed by the heat pump is additionally fed into the system. In the case of an electric driven heat pump, this is highly questionable concerning economic and CO2-emission aspects. Despite that fact the operation of the heat pump influences positively the performance of other components in the system e. g. the STES and makes them more efficient. If the primary energy consumption of the heat pump is lower than the energetic benefits of all other components, the integration makes sense from an energetic point of view. A detailed assessment has been carried out to evaluate the most promising system configurations for the integration of a heat pump. Based on this approach a system concept was developed in which the integration of the heat pump is energetically further improved compared to realised systems. By means of transient system simulations this concept was optimised with regard to the primary energy consumption. A parameter study of this new concept has been performed to identify the most sensitive parameters of the system. The main result and conclusion are that higher solar fractions and also higher primary energy savings can be achieved by SDH systems using heat pumps compared systems without heat pumps.

Roman Marx; Dan Bauer; Harald Drueck

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical Study on the Operating Performance of an Indirect Expansion Solar Assisted Multifunctional Heat Pump in Water Heating Mode  

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An indirect expansion solar assisted multifunctional heat pump (IE-SAMHP) is ... SAMHP consists of an all-glass evacuated-tube solar collector system, a compressor, two air-...

Ji Jie; Jiang Aiguo; Yang Jichun; Pei Gang…

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

223

Sandia National Laboratories: reduce the cost of solar power  

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the cost of solar power Launch of Solar Testing Site in Vermont On November 27, 2013, in Energy, Facilities, News, News & Events, Partnership, Photovoltaic, Photovoltaic Regional...

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Interactions between reducing CO2 emissions, CO2 removal and solar radiation management  

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...the geological storage capacity for CO2. For the SRM...reduction in incoming solar radiation that fully...3. Results (a) Solar radiation management...scale set by the heat capacity in the model. For s2030srm2015...reduction in incoming solar radiation in the first...

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

225

A new method of reducing contact heat transfer in vacuum-screen insulation  

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A heat treatment method is proposed for vacuum-screen insulation that substantially reduces the contact heat transfer ... illustrated on cryogenic pipelines with various forms of insulation.

T. A. Kurskaya; V. F. Getmanets; B. V. Grigorenko

1988-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance analysis of wick-assisted heat pipe solar collector and comparison with experimental results  

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The performance of heat pipe solar collector is investigated theoretically and experimentally. The system employs wick-assisted heat pipe for the heat transfer from ... pipe temperature and also the thermal effic...

E. Azad

2009-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

227

Combined solar and internal load effects on selection of heat reclaim-economizer HVAC systems  

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The concern for energy conservation has led to the development and use of heat recovery systems which reclaim the building internal heat before it is discarded in the exhaust air. On the other hand, economizer cycles have been widely used for many years in a variety of types of HVAC systems. Economizer cycles are widely accepted as a means to reduce operating time for chilling equipment when cool outside air is available. It has been suggested that heat reclaim systems should not be used in conjunction with an HVAC system which incorporates an economizer cycle because the economizer operation would result in heat being exhausted which might have been recovered. Others suggest that the economizer cycle can be used economically in a heat recovery system if properly controlled to maintain an overall building heat balance. This study looks at potential energy savings of such combined systems with particular emphasis on the effects of the solar load (amount of glass) and the internal load level (lights, people, appliances, etc.). For systems without thermal storage, annual energy savings of up to 60 percent are predicted with the use of heat reclaim systems in conjunction with economizers when the heat reclaim has priority. These results demonstrate the necessity of complete engineering evaluations if proper selection and operation of combined heat recovery and economizer cycles are to be obtained. This paper includes the basic methodology for making such evaluations.

Sauer, H.J. Jr.; Howell, R.H.; Wang, Z. (Missouri Univ., Rolla, MO (USA). Dept. of Mechanical Engineering)

1990-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

228

Assessment of a Solar Assisted Air Source and a Solar Assisted Water Source Heat Pump System in a Canadian Household  

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This paper presents an assessment of two solar assisted heat pump systems integrated into an air distribution system in three different 210 m2 single detached residential houses in Montreal, Canada. The housing types considered are a 1980's house, an energy efficient house and a “net zero ready” house. The advanced heat pump systems considered in the analysis focused on coupling solar energy on the evaporator side of an air source and water source heat pumps to improve performance compared to a standard air source heat pump and provide an alternative to a costly ground source heat pump system. The annual energy consumption and utility cost of the solar assisted heat pump systems were compared to a market available air source heat pump, a ground source heat pump system as well as the typical reference housing heating and cooling system. The results predicted that a solar assisted air source heat pump has a comparable capital cost to a ground source heat pump system in all housing types and the highest energy savings for a “net zero ready” house of 34% compared to the base case. The solar assisted water source heat pump did not yield interesting results, as the solar assisted air source heat pump demonstrated improved energy savings and lower capital costs in all housing types considered. Comparing the 20 year life cycle costs of the solar assisted heat pump systems to the base case, only in the 1980's housing archetype did the solar assisted air source heat pump system demonstrate a lower life cycle cost than the base case. A standard air source heat pump yielded the lowest life cycle cost in the 1980's and energy efficient house considered and the reference base case system had the lowest life cycle cost in the net zero ready house considered.

Martin Kegel; Justin Tamasauskas; Roberto Sunye; Antoine Langlois

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

229

Development of a Software Design Tool for Hybrid Solar-Geothermal Heat Pump  

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Software Design Tool for Hybrid Solar-Geothermal Heat Pump Software Design Tool for Hybrid Solar-Geothermal Heat Pump Systems in Heating- and Cooling-Dominated Buildings Geothermal Project Jump to: navigation, search Last modified on July 22, 2011. Project Title Development of a Software Design Tool for Hybrid Solar-Geothermal Heat Pump Systems in Heating- and Cooling-Dominated Buildings Project Type / Topic 1 Recovery Act - Geothermal Technologies Program: Ground Source Heat Pumps Project Type / Topic 2 Topic Area 2: Data Gathering and Analysis Project Description In heating-dominated buildings, the proposed design approach takes advantage of glazed solar collectors to effectively balance the annual thermal loads on the ground with renewable solar energy. In cooling-dominated climates, the design approach takes advantage of relatively low-cost, unglazed solar collectors as the heat rejecting component.

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Solar-assisted heat pump – A sustainable system for low-temperature water heating applications  

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Abstract Direct expansion solar assisted heat pump systems (DX-SAHP) have been widely used in many applications including water heating. In the DX-SAHP systems the solar collector and the heat pump evaporator are integrated into a single unit in order to transfer the solar energy to the refrigerant. The present work is aimed at studying the use of the DX-SAHP for low temperature water heating applications. The novel aspect of this paper involves a detailed long-term thermo-economic analysis of the energy conservation potential and economic viability of these systems. The thermal performance is simulated using a computer program that incorporates location dependent radiation, collector, economic, heat pump and load data. The economic analysis is performed using the life cycle cost (LCC) method. Results indicate that the DX-SAHP water heaters systems when compared to the conventional electrical water heaters are both economical as well as energy conserving. The analysis also reveals that the minimum value of the system life cycle cost is achieved at optimal values of the solar collector area as well as the compressor displacement capacity. Since the cost of SAHP system presents a barrier to mass scale commercialization, the results of the present study indicating that the SAHP life cycle cost can be minimized by optimizing the collector area would certainly be helpful in lowering, if not eliminating, the economic barrier to these systems. Also, at load temperatures higher than 70 °C, the performance of the single stage heat pump degrades to the extent that its cost and efficiency advantages over the electric only system are lost.

S.K. Chaturvedi; V.D. Gagrani; T.M. Abdel-Salam

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Monitoring and simulation of the thermal performance of solar heated outdoor swimming pools  

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Based on detailed measurements of two outdoor swimming pools (at Leonberg and Moehringen) a computer model has been developed and validated for the simulation of the thermal behaviour of such pools. The subroutine is compatible to TRNSYS 13.1. Correlations for the heat losses due to evaporation, convection, and radiation were taken from literature and tested in the model. It was not possible to select one optimal correlation for the description of the evaporative heat losses of both swimming pools due to the different exposure to wind. Using the most suitable correlation for the evaporative heat losses of each pool allowed for the simulation of the pool temperature with less than 0.5 K standard deviation between measured and simulated temperature. the major problem was the measurement of the relevant wind speed to be used in the correlations describing the evaporative heat losses under real outdoor conditions. A method is described detailing how to calibrate the model using the heating energy requirement and the measured pool temperature during actual operation periods. The analysis of the measured data of two different outdoor swimming pools under the same climatic conditions showed differences of a factor 2 and more in the heat demand per unit pool area. This was mainly caused by the difference in local wind speed which differed by more than a factor 4. The two pools investigated were heated by solar energy with a fraction of 28% and 14%, respectively, and the seasonal efficiency of the solar systems was 37.7% and 33.4%. Simulations show that a reduction of the water temperature from 24[degrees]C to 22[degrees]C during periods with low outdoor temperatures and few visitors, reduces the fuel consumption to less than half and increases the solar fraction from 28% to 50% in one pool.

Hahne, E.; Kuebler, R. (Universitaet Stuttgart (Germany))

1994-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A DANISH SOLAR THERMAL ENERGY DATA BASE FOR HEATING SYSTEM DESIGN  

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ABSTRACT Successful design of solar heating systems is readily achieved if the designer has access to representative weather data and tested performance algorithms. This paper describes how updated solar radiation data have been provided via a public database system in Denmark. This work was carried out in cooperation with VE-data at Ålborg University and with the support of the Danish National Council of Technology (Teknologirådet). The product of this work is Solar Energy Program Package (SEPP) for IBM PC compatible computers. The Package provides a tool based on the f-chart method1 for use in the design and evaluation of solar water heating systems and solar space/hot water heating systems. A program for the economic evaluation of solar energy heating system is also supplied. KEYWORDS Solar energy database; f-chart method; Kt method; weather data; economics of solar heating; IBM compatible; software.

lektor Frank Bason

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Survey of Climate Conditions for Demonstration of a Large Scale of Solar Energy Heating in Xi'an  

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-scale solar energy heating applications in urban residential buildings. In this paper, Xi'an's geographical situation and climate conditions are fully analyzed. The survey on solar energy resources, and the feasibility of solar energy heating on a large scale...

Li, A.; Liu, Y.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Added Economic and Environmental Value of Solar Thermal Systems in Microgrids with Combined Heat and Power  

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solar thermal and heat storage on CO 2 emissions and annual energyenergy costs, heat storage does not directly support solar thermal /energy costs. This paper focuses on analysis of the optimal interaction of solar thermal

Marnay, Chris

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance Analysis of a Thermoelectric Solar Collector Integrated with a Heat Pump  

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A novel heat pump system is proposed. A thermoelectric solar collector was coupled to a solar-assisted heat pump (TESC-HP) to work as an ... ambient temperature of 32.5°C and average solar intensity of 815 W/m2, ...

C. Lertsatitthanakorn; J. Jamradloedluk; M. Rungsiyopas…

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar water heating technical support. Technical report for November 1997--April 1998 and final report  

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This progress report covers the time period November 1, 1997 through April 30, 1998, and also summarizes the project as the final report. The topics of the report include certification of solar collectors for water heating systems, modeling and testing of solar collectors and gas water heater backup systems, ratings of collectors for specific climates, and solar pool heating systems.

Huggins, J.

1998-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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City of Sunset Valley - Solar Water Heating Rebate Program | Department of  

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City of Sunset Valley - Solar Water Heating Rebate Program City of Sunset Valley - Solar Water Heating Rebate Program City of Sunset Valley - Solar Water Heating Rebate Program < Back Eligibility Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Solar Water Heating Maximum Rebate $2,000 Program Info Funding Source General Funds State Texas Program Type Local Rebate Program Rebate Amount 30% of installed cost Provider City of Sunset Valley The City of Sunset Valley offers rebates to local homeowners who install solar water heating systems on their properties. The local rebate acts as an add-on to the solar water heating rebates that are offered by Austin Energy to its electric customers. The Sunset Valley rebate is set at 30% of the installed system cost, up to a maximum rebate of $2,000 per homeowner, supplementing the

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Increasing LTC Engine Efficiency by Reducing Pressure-Oscillation-Related Heat Transfer Losses  

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This research discusses how reducing heat-transfer losses from pressure oscillation can increase low-temperature combustion engine efficiency.

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Question of the Week: How Do You Reduce Your Water Heating Costs |  

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Reduce Your Water Heating Costs Reduce Your Water Heating Costs Question of the Week: How Do You Reduce Your Water Heating Costs February 19, 2009 - 1:39pm Addthis Water heating can account for a significant portion of your energy costs. Purchasing a new ENERGY STAR® water heater is just one way to save on your water heating bills. The Energy Savers Tips site lists other strategies you can use to cut your water heating costs. How do you reduce your water heating costs? E-mail your responses to the Energy Saver team at consumer.webmaster@nrel.gov. Addthis Related Articles Question of the Week: How Do You Reduce Your Water Heating Costs Energy Savers Guide: Tips on Saving Money and Energy at Home How Do You Save on Lighting Costs? Question of the Week: How Do You Reduce Your Water Heating Costs

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Theoretical study of gas heated in a porous material subjected to a concentrated solar radiation (*)  

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W solar furnace of Solar Energy Laboratory in Odeillo (France). Revue Phys. Appl. 15 (1980) 423-426 MARS423 Theoretical study of gas heated in a porous material subjected to a concentrated solar exposed to the solar radiation. These quantities may be expressed in any set consistent units. 1

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Heat Transfer in Buildings: Application to Solar Air Collector and Trombe Wall Design  

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11 Heat Transfer in Buildings: Application to Solar Air Collector and Trombe Wall Design H. Boyer focuses on the modeling of Trombe solar walls. In each case, detailed modeling of heat transfer allows with same thermal behaviour). For heat conduction in walls, it results from electrical analogy

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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A Better Steam Engine: Designing a Distributed Concentrating Solar Combined Heat and Power System  

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A Better Steam Engine: Designing a Distributed Concentrating Solar Combined Heat and Power System Combined Heat and Power System by Zachary Mills Norwood Doctor of Philosophy in the Energy and Resources of analysis of Distributed Concentrating Solar Combined Heat and Power (DCS-CHP) systems is a design

California at Berkeley, University of

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Study of Applications of Solar Heating Systems with Seasonal Storage in China  

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In most northern parts of China, it is cold in winter and needs space heating in winter. This paper studies applications of solar heating systems with seasonal storage in China. A typical residential district was selected, and a solar heating system...

Yu, G.; Zhao, X.; Chen, P.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Alfven Wave Solar Model: Part 1, Coronal Heating  

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We present the new Alfven Wave Solar Model (AWSoM), a global model from the upper chromosphere to the corona and the heliosphere. The coronal heating and solar wind acceleration are addressed with low-frequency Alfven wave turbulence. The injection of Alfven wave energy at the inner boundary is such that the Poynting flux is proportional to the magnetic field strength. The three-dimensional magnetic field topology is simulated using data from photospheric magnetic field measurements. This model does not impose open-closed magnetic field boundaries; those develop self-consistently. The physics includes: (1) The model employs three different temperatures, namely the isotropic electron temperature and the parallel and perpendicular ion temperatures. The firehose, mirror, and ion-cyclotron instabilities due to the developing ion temperature anisotropy are accounted for. (2) The Alfven waves are partially reflected by the Alfven speed gradient and the vorticity along the field lines. The resulting counter-propagat...

van der Holst, Bart; Meng, Xing; Jin, Meng; Manchester, Ward B; Toth, Gabor; Gombosi, Tamas I

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Analysis of solar desalination system using heat pump  

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Abstract This paper investigates a pilot desalination system which consists of a direct expansion solar assisted heat pump (DXSAHP) coupled to a single-effect evaporator unit. The working fluid used is \\{R134a\\} and distillate is obtained via falling film evaporation and flashing in the unit. Experiments have been conducted in both day and night meteorological conditions in Singapore and the effects of solar irradiation and compressor speed have been studied against the system performance. From the experiments, the Performance Ratio (PR) obtained ranges from 0.43 to 0.88, the average Coefficient of Performance (COP) was 8 and the highest distillate production recorded was 1.38 kg/h.

Zakaria Mohd Amin; M.N.A. Hawlader

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar heat collectors. (Latest citations from the US Patent database). Published Search  

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The bibliography contains selected patents concerning solar heat collector apparatus and systems. Building panels, air conditioning systems, chemical heat pumps, refrigeration systems, and controls are discussed. Applications include residential and commercial building space and water heating, greenhouse heating, and swimming pool heating. (Contains 250 citations and includes a subject term index and title list.)

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1993-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Knox County Detention Facility Goes Solar for Heating Water | Department of  

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Knox County Detention Facility Goes Solar for Heating Water Knox County Detention Facility Goes Solar for Heating Water Knox County Detention Facility Goes Solar for Heating Water August 16, 2010 - 12:30pm Addthis An array of solar collectors | Photo courtesy of Trane An array of solar collectors | Photo courtesy of Trane Maya Payne Smart Former Writer for Energy Empowers, EERE What are the key facts? Recovery Act grant funds solar farm to heat 14,000 gallons of water a day Estimated to save $60,000 a year 174 tons of CO2 emissions avoided annually Hot water demand soars at the six-building Knox County Detention Facility in Tennessee. It's open 24/7 with 1,036 inmate beds and 4,500 meals served daily-and don't forget the laundry. Naturally, county officials sought an alternative to costly water heating. Their solution: a $1.88 million solar thermal system, among

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A Small Scale Solar Agricultural Dryer with Biomass Burner and Heat Storage Back-Up Heater  

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This paper describes a small scale solar agricultural dryer with a simple biomass burner and heat storage back-up heater. The key design features ... are the combination of direct and indirect type solar dryer, t...

Elieser Tarigan; Perapong Tekasakul

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Georgia Power- Residential Solar and Heat Pump Water Heater Rebate (Georgia)  

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Georgia Power customers may be eligible for rebates up to $250 each toward the installation costs of a 50 gallon or greater solar water heater or heat pump water heater. The solar water heater or...

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Performance of Solar Assisted Heat Pump Using Pv Evaporator Under ` Different Compressor Frequency  

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A novel photovoltaic solar assisted heat pump (PV-SAHP) system was ... -collector plate. So a portion of the solar energy received was converted to electricity and ... pump was also substantially improved because...

Gang Pei; Jie Ji; Chongwei Han; Wen Fan

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Heating of Coronal Holes and Generation of the Solar Wind by Ion-Cyclotron Resonance  

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We discuss a new model to describe the heating of the magnetically open solar corona and ... acceleration of the fast solar wind by the cyclotron resonant interaction of coronal ions with ion-cyclotron waves. Thi...

Philip A. Isenberg

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Transient-heat-transfer and stress analysis of a thermal-storage solar cooker module  

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This paper details the analysis carried out in Solidworks to determine the best material and configuration of a thermal-storage solar cooker module.The thermal-storage solar cooker utilizes the high-latent-heat lithium ...

Zengeni, Hazel C

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High-Performance with Solar Electric Reduced Peak Demand: Premier...  

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Rancho Cordoba, CA More Documents & Publications High-Performance Home Technologies: Solar Thermal & Photovoltaic Systems; Volume 6 Building America Best Practices Series Zero...

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Evaluation of solar heat gain coefficient for solar-control glazings and shading devices  

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The determination of solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC) values for complex fenestration systems is required to evaluate building energy performance, to estimate peak electrical loads, and to ensure occupant comfort. In the past, simplified techniques have been used to calculate the values of SHGC for fenestration systems. As glazing systems that incorporate complex geometries become more common, test methods are required to evaluate these products and to aid in the development of new computational tools. Recently, a unique facility and test method for the experimental determination of SHGC values were developed and demonstrated for simple fenestration systems. The study described in this paper further applies this method to a variety of commercially available glazing and shading systems (e.g., heat-absorbing insulated glazing units (IGUs), reflective film and suspended film IGUs), and shading devices (i.e., slat blinds and shades). Testing was conducted in a solar simulator facility using a specially designed window calorimeter. The results of this study demonstrate the feasibility of the solar simulator-based test method for the evaluation of SHGC values for solar-control glazings and shading devices.

Harrison, S.J. [Queen`s Univ., Kingston, Ontario (Canada). Dept. of Mechanical Engineering; Wonderen, S.J. van [Arvin Industries, Inc., Toronto, Ontario (Canada)

1998-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar-heated municipal swimming pools, a case study: Dade County, Florida  

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The experience of installing a solar energy system to heat the water in the swimming pool in one of Dade County, Florida's major parks is described and the mechanics of solar heated swimming pools are explained. The solar heating system consists of 216 unglazed polypropylene tube collectors, a differential thermostat, and the distribution system. The performance and economics of the system are discussed as well as future plants. (LEW)

Levin, M.

1981-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Solar Heat Storage Twin-System of the Lübeck Solar House as an Example of a 2nd Generation Interseasonal Storage Concept  

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This was achieved by a heat pump assisted solar heating system centered around a twin storage consisting...3...tank, kept at 35 to 50°C, takes care of the heat demand of the low-temperature heating system, and a ...

H. Weik; J. Plagge

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE Announces $27 Million to Reduce Costs of Solar Energy Projects,  

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27 Million to Reduce Costs of Solar Energy Projects, 27 Million to Reduce Costs of Solar Energy Projects, Streamline Permitting and Installations DOE Announces $27 Million to Reduce Costs of Solar Energy Projects, Streamline Permitting and Installations June 1, 2011 - 12:00am Addthis WASHINGTON, DC - As part of the Obama Administration's SunShot Initiative to make solar energy cost-competitive with fossil fuels within the decade, U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced the availability of more than $27 million in new funding that will reduce the non-hardware costs of solar energy projects, a critical element in bringing down the overall costs of installed solar energy systems. The funding will support a $12.5 million challenge to encourage cities and counties to compete to streamline and digitize permitting processes, as

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DOE Announces $27 Million to Reduce Costs of Solar Energy Projects,  

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DOE Announces $27 Million to Reduce Costs of Solar Energy Projects, DOE Announces $27 Million to Reduce Costs of Solar Energy Projects, Streamline Permitting and Installations DOE Announces $27 Million to Reduce Costs of Solar Energy Projects, Streamline Permitting and Installations June 1, 2011 - 12:00am Addthis WASHINGTON, DC - As part of the Obama Administration's SunShot Initiative to make solar energy cost-competitive with fossil fuels within the decade, U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced the availability of more than $27 million in new funding that will reduce the non-hardware costs of solar energy projects, a critical element in bringing down the overall costs of installed solar energy systems. The funding will support a $12.5 million challenge to encourage cities and counties to compete to streamline and digitize permitting processes, as

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Energy efficient building with the use of passive solar heating technology  

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The configuration of a building after redesign for passive solar heating is described. The results of experimental studies of the temperature regimes for various weather conditions are presented.

M. M. Zakhidov

2007-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

260

Conserving Energy and Heating Your Swimming Pool with Solar Energy (EREC Fact Sheet)  

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This report is a fact sheet that explains the basics of how to energy efficiently and/or use solar energy to heat a swimming pool.

Stewart, K.; Hesse, P.

2000-07-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Annual Operating Characteristics of Solar Central Water Heater System Assisted by Heat Pump  

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The solar central water heater (SCWH) could supply ... massive users effectively and reliably. A SCWH assisted by heat pump (SCWHP) was proposed...

Wei Hu; Zhaolin Gu; Shiyu Feng; Xiufeng Gao…

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Feasibility Analysis of Two Indirect Heat Pump Assisted Solar Domestic Hot Water Systems.  

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??This thesis is an analysis of the simulated performance of two indirect heat pump assisted solar domestic hot water (i-HPASDHW) systems compared to two base… (more)

Sterling, Scott Joseph

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

263

Solid Particles Solar Thermal Loop for Production of Heat at 1000°C  

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The experiment presented concerns the evaluation of solid particle materials as a medium for direct conversion of focused solar radiation into heat in the range of 1000°C .

C. Royere

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

264

Advanced Heat/Mass Exchanger Technology for Geothermal and solar Renewable Energy Systems  

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Advanced Heat/Mass Exchanger Technology for Geothermal and solar Renewable Energy Systems presentation at the April 2013 peer review meeting held in Denver, Colorado.

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Natural convection heat exchangers for solar water heating systems. Technical progress report, November 15, 1996--January 14, 1997  

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The goals of this project are: (1) to develop guidelines for the design and use of thermosypohon side-arm heat exchangers in solar domestic water heating systems, and (2) to establish appropriate modeling and testing criteria for evaluating the performance of systems using this type of heat exchanger.

Davidson, J.H.

1998-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Heat insulation solar glass and application on energy efficiency buildings  

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Abstract Building integrated photovoltaics are among the best methods for generating power using solar energy. To promote and respond to the concept of BIPVs, this study developed a type of multi-functional heat insulation solar glass (HISG) that differs from traditional transparent PV modules, providing functions such as heat insulation and self-cleaning in addition to power generation. This study also made thorough preparations for the safety of future HISG installation on curtain walls in large-scale buildings. Furthermore, this study provides a comprehensive discussion regarding the energy-saving performance of HISG and relevant practical applications. Two experimental houses were constructed, which independently employed HISG and single-layer tempered glass. Taiwan's climate was adopted as the environmental condition for the experiment, and the effects of HISG and single-layer tempered glass on indoor temperature variation and the energy consumed by air conditioners and heaters were explored. Related software was also employed to simulate, compare, and verify HISG efficacy.

Chin-Huai Young; Yi-Lin Chen; Po-Chun Chen

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

267

Performance analysis of a solar-assisted heat pump with an evacuated tubular collector for domestic heating  

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Performance of a solar-assisted heat pump with an evacuated tubular collector has been analyzed both theoretically and experimentally. A domestic heating system has been designed, constructed and tested. The evacuated tubular solar collector has been used to achieve higher collector efficiencies. The effects of evaporation temperature on the heating capacity and performance of the system have been investigated. Evaporation temperature varies between 5.2 and 20.7 °C while storage tank temperature varies between 9 and 35 °C. The maximum value of the coefficient of performance of the solar assisted heat pump is obtained as 6.38 experimentally. The calculated and experimental results are seen to be in a good agreement. A cost analysis of the proposed system is made comparing with a non-solar heat pump system.

Ahmet Ça?lar; Cemil Yamal?

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The field test and optimization of a solar assisted heat pump system for space heating in extremely cold area  

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Abstract As a kind of sustainable energy source, solar energy is becoming highly valued. Especially in extremely cold areas, the amount of energy consumed for space heating is huge, and the conventional coal heating has polluted the environment seriously, therefore solar heating is significant on both energy and environment conservation. In this study, a solar assisted heat pump (SAHP) system was investigated for space heating under extremely cold climatic condition. The system principle and operation modes was presented, and then the project profile and design procedure were introduced, and finally the system performance was evaluated by field test on typical winter days and modeling via TRNSYS simulation environment. The results show that the solar collector efficiency was 51%, and the solar fraction can reach 66% in December. Economic analysis was also performed and the heating expenses for the present SAHP system was 18 RMB/m2. Finally, the temperatures of solar energy for both direct heating and storage and only for direct heating (T1A and T1B) were simulated and optimized, which have important significance on the operation time of different operation modes.

Huifang Liu; Yiqiang Jiang; Yang Yao

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Annual Energy Consumption Analysis and Energy Optimization of a Solar-Assisted Heating Swimming Pool  

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This paper is concerned with the energy efficiency calculations and optimization for an indoor solar-assisted heating swimming pool in GuangZhou. The heating energy requirements for maintaining the pool constant temperature were investigated, which...

Zuo, Z.; Hu, W.; Meng, O.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Combined Operation of Solar Energy Source Heat Pump, Low-vale Electricity and Floor Radiant System  

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solar energy, low-vale electricity as heat sources in a floor radiant system are analyzed. This paper presents a new heat pump system and discusses its operational modes in winter....

Liu, G.; Guo, Z.; Hu, S.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE Funds 15 New Projects to Develop Solar Power Storage and Heat Transfer  

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Funds 15 New Projects to Develop Solar Power Storage and Heat Funds 15 New Projects to Develop Solar Power Storage and Heat Transfer Projects For Up to $67.6 Million DOE Funds 15 New Projects to Develop Solar Power Storage and Heat Transfer Projects For Up to $67.6 Million September 19, 2008 - 3:43pm Addthis WASHINGTON - U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced selections for negotiations of award under the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), Advanced Heat Transfer Fluids and Novel Thermal Storage Concepts for Concentrating Solar Power Generation. These 15 new projects, for up to approximately $67.6 million, will facilitate the development of lower-cost energy storage for concentrating solar power (CSP) technology. These projects support President Bush's Solar America Initiative, which aims to make solar energy cost-competitive with conventional forms of electricity

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Mexico-GTZ Support for the Programme to Promote Solar Water Heating | Open  

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for the Programme to Promote Solar Water Heating for the Programme to Promote Solar Water Heating Jump to: navigation, search Logo: Mexico-GTZ Support for the Programme to Promote Solar Water Heating Name Mexico-GTZ Support for the Programme to Promote Solar Water Heating Agency/Company /Organization Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH Partner German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Centro Mexicano de Promoción del Cobre A.C. (PROCOBRE) Sector Energy Focus Area Solar Topics Background analysis Website http://www.gtz.de/en/themen/27 Program Start 2007 Program End 2009 Country Mexico Central America References Support for the Programme to Promote Solar Water Heating in Mexico (PPP)[1] GTZ is working with Mexico on this project with the following objective:

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Coronal Heating and Reduced MHD Sean Oughton 1 , Pablo Dmitruk 2 , and William H. Matthaeus 2  

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Coronal Heating and Reduced MHD Sean Oughton 1 , Pablo Dmitruk 2 , and William H. Matthaeus 2 1 review the use of reduced magnetohydrodynamics (RMHD) in coronal heating models, with particular emphasis on models for magnetically open regions. A brief review of the nature of the coronal heating problem

Oughton, Sean

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Solar passive ceiling system. Final report. [Passive solar heating system with venetian blind reflectors and latent heat storage in ceiling  

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The construction of a 1200 square foot building, with full basement, built to be used as a branch library in a rural area is described. The primary heating source is a passive solar system consisting of a south facing window system. The system consists of: a set of windows located in the south facing wall only, composed of double glazed units; a set of reflectors mounted in each window which reflects sunlight up to the ceiling (the reflectors are similar to venetian blinds); a storage area in the ceiling which absorbs the heat from the reflected sunlight and stores it in foil salt pouches laid in the ceiling; and an automated curtain which automatically covers and uncovers the south facing window system. The system is totally passive and uses no blowers, pumps or other active types of heat distribution equipment. The building contains a basement which is normally not heated, and the north facing wall is bermed four feet high around the north side.

Schneider, A.R.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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New Report: Integrating More Wind and Solar Reduces Utilities...  

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Carbon Emissions and Fuel Costs October 1, 2013 - 3:51pm Addthis The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) released Phase 2 of the Western Wind and Solar Integration Study...

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Measurement of the solar heat gain coefficient and U value of windows with insect screens  

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Energy ratings are currently being used in a number of countries to assist in the selection of windows and doors based on energy performance. Developed for simple comparison purposes, these rating numbers do not take into account window removable attachments such as insect screens that are, nevertheless, widely used. Research was carried out to assess the effect of insect screens on the heat gains and losses of windows. The work reported in this paper deals with the effect of one screen type on the performance of a base-case, double-glazed window. Using an indoor solar simulator facility, measurements of the window solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC) and U value were made for different screen attachment configurations and climatic conditions. Results with the sample window tested indicate that insect screens placed on the outdoor side can reduce its SHGC by 46% with only a 7% reduction in its U value (0.19 W/m{sup 2}{center_dot}C), and that insect screens placed on the indoor side can reduce its SHGC by 15% while reducing its U value by 14% (0.38 W/m{sup 2}{center_dot}C).

Brunger, A.; Dubrous, F.M.; Harrison, S.

1999-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermal storage studies for solar heating and cooling: applications using chemical heat pumps. Final report, September 15, 1979-April 15, 1980  

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TRNSYS-compatible subroutines for the simulation of chemical heat pumps have been written, and simulations (including heating, cooling, and domestic hot water) have been performed for Washington, DC and Ft. Worth, Texas. Direct weekly comparisons of the H/sub 2/SO/sub 4//H/sub 2/O and CaCl/sub 2//CH/sub 3/OH cycles have been carried out. Projected performance of the NH/sub 4/NO/sub 3//NH/sub 3/ cycle has also been investigated, and found to be essentially identical to H/sub 2/SO/sub 4//H/sub 2/O. In all cases simulated, the solar collector is a fixed evacuated tube system, which is necessary because chemical heat pumps operate at higher solar collector temperatures (> 100/sup 0/C) than conventional solar systems. With standard residential loads, the chemical heat pumps performed surprisingly well. In the Ft. Worth climate, less than 45 m/sup 2/ of collectors were required to meet over 90% of the heating and cooling loads. In Washington, DC, the area required to meet the cooling load was smaller (as little as 20 m/sup 2/, depending on window shading), but was sufficient to meet only 50 to 60% of the heating load. However, gas-fired backup via the heat pump was quite effective in reducing fossil fuel consumption: the thermal COPs in the heating mode were in the range 1.6 to 1.7. Since chemical heat pumps are designed to reject heat at relatively high temperatures, they were also effective in providing domestic hot water, supplying ca. 70% of the DHW in summer, ca. 50% in winter, and nearly 100% in spring and fall.

Offenhartz, P O.D.

1981-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar heating and hot water system installed at office building, One Solar Place, Dallas, Texas. Final report  

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This document is the Final Report of the Solar Energy System Installed at the First Solar Heated Office Building, One Solar Place, Dallas, Texas. The Solar System was designed to provide 87 percent of the space heating needs, 100 percent of the potable hot water needs and is sized for future absorption cooling. The collection subsystem consists of 28 Solargenics, series 76, flat plate collectors with a total area of 1596 square feet. The solar loop circulates an ethylene glycol-water solution through the collectors into a hot water system heat exchanger. The hot water storage subsystem consists of a heat exchanger, two 2300 gallon concrete hot water storage tanks with built in heat exchangers and a back-up electric boiler. The domestic hot water subsystem sends hot water to the 10,200 square feet floor area office building hot water fixtures. The building cold water system provides make-up to the solar loop, the heating loop, and the hot water concrete storage tanks. The design, construction, cost analysis, operation and maintenance of the solar system are described. The system became operational July 11, 1979.

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1980-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Advanced, Low-Cost Solar Water Heating Research Project | Department of  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Advanced, Low-Cost Solar Water Heating Advanced, Low-Cost Solar Water Heating Research Project Advanced, Low-Cost Solar Water Heating Research Project The U.S. Department of Energy is currently conducting research into advanced low-cost solar water heating. This project will employ innovative techniques to adapt water heating technology to meet U.S. market requirements, including specifications, cost, and performance targets. Project Description This project seeks to identify and resolve technical, performance, and cost barriers to the development of easy-to-install and reliable solar water heating systems for all major U.S. climate regions. The project will also evaluate opportunities for breakthrough system innovations and innovations in advanced system performance ratings. Project Partners

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Installation guidelines for Solar Heating System, single-family residence at New Castle, Pennsylvania  

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The Solar Heating System installer guidelines are provided for each subsystem and includes testing and filling the system. This single-family residential heating system is a solar-assisted, hydronic-to-warm-air system with solar-assisted domestic water heating. It is composed of the following major components: liquid cooled flat plate collectors; water storage tank; passive solar-fired domestic water preheater; electric hot water heater; heat pump with electric backup; solar hot water coil unit; tube-and-shell heat exchanger, three pumps, and associated pipes and valving in an energy transport module; control system; and air-cooled heat purge unit. Information is also provided on the operating procedures, controls, caution requirements, and routine and schedule maintenance. Information consists of written procedures, schematics, detail drawings, pictures and manufacturer's component data.

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1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electron and proton heating by solar wind turbulence B. Breech,1  

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Electron and proton heating by solar wind turbulence B. Breech,1 W. H. Matthaeus,2 S. R. Cranmer,3; published 16 September 2009. [1] Previous formulations of heating and transport associated with strong and protons. Electron heat conduction is included. Energy is supplied by turbulent heating that affects both

Oughton, Sean

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Optimization of solar assisted ground source heat pump system for space heating application by Taguchi method and utility concept  

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Abstract In the present research, a methodology is proposed to optimize the solar collector area and ground heat exchanger length for achieving higher COP of Solar Assisted Ground Source Heat Pump (SAGSHP) system using Taguchi method and utility concept. Four operating parameters for solar collector and four parameters for ground heat exchanger have been selected with mixed level variation using an L18 (21, 37) orthogonal array. The key parameters such as solar collector area, ground heat exchanger length and COP of the SAGSHP system are optimized to predict the best levels of operating parameters for maximum COP of SAGSHP system. Lower the better concept has been used for the solar collector area and ground heat exchanger length whereas higher the better concept has been employed for the COP of SAGSHP system and the results have been analyzed for the optimum conditions using signal-to-noise (SN) ratio and ANOVA method. Computations were carried out for 18 experimental trial runs by considering 2 ton heating load in winter season. The optimum COP for SAGSHP was estimated to be 4.23 from the utility concept, which is 8.74% higher than the optimum COP predicted by Taguchi optimization. Optimization of solar collector area and ground heat exchanger length by the utility concept has shown only about 2.3% reduction in area and 1.6% reduction in length respectively compared to those values optimized by the Taguchi method.

Vikas Verma; K. Murugesan

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

283

Sludge, fuel degradation and reducing fouling on heat exchangers  

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Brookhaven National Laboratory, under contract to the US Department of Energy, operates an oil heat research primarily to lower energy consumption in the 12 million oil heated homes in the US. The program objectives include: Improve steady state efficiency of oil heating equipment, Improve seasonal efficiencies, Eliminate or minimize factors which tend to degrade system performance. This paper provides an overview of the status of three specific projects which fall under the above objectives. This includes our fuel quality project, oil appliance venting and a project addressing efficiency degradation due to soot fouling of heat exchangers.

Butcher, T.; Litzke, Wai Lin; Krajewski, R.; Celebi, Y.

1992-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

284

Numerical Simulation of a Latent Heat Storage System of a Solar-Aided Ground Source Heat Pump  

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In this study, the rectangular phase change storage tank (PCST) linked to a solar-aided ground source heat pump (SAGSHP) system is investigated experimentally and theoretically. The container of the phase change material (PCM) is the controlling...

Wang, F.; Zheng, M.; Li, Z.; Lei, B.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

285

IMPROVING THE EFFICIENCY OF THERMOELECTRIC GENERATORS BY USING SOLAR HEAT CONCENTRATORS  

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IMPROVING THE EFFICIENCY OF THERMOELECTRIC GENERATORS BY USING SOLAR HEAT CONCENTRATORS M. T. de : Thermoelectric generator, Solar heat concentrator, Carnot efficiency I - Introduction The global energy crisis the junctions of two different materials. For a TEG to supply a significant amount of power, several thermo

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Electron heat flow in the solar corona: Implications of non-Maxwellian velocity distributions, the solar gravitational  

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Electron heat flow in the solar corona: Implications of non-Maxwellian velocity distributions, the solar gravitational field, and Coulomb collisions John C. Dorelli Space and Atmospheric Science Group, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA Jack D. Scudder Department of Physics

Scudder, Jack

287

Coat Color and Solar Heat Gain in Animals Author(s): Glenn E. Walsberg  

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. The intensity of solar radiation reaching the earth's surface varies, but under clear skies often reaches values of about 1000 W/m2 on a plane perpendicular to the solar beam. Roughly one-half of this energy liesCoat Color and Solar Heat Gain in Animals Author(s): Glenn E. Walsberg Source: BioScience, Vol. 33

Cavitt, John F.

288

Solid state differential temperature regulator for a solar heating system  

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A solid state temperature regulator is provided for a solar heating system for use in conjunction with a swimming pool, or the like. The solar swimming pool heating system includes the usual components, namely, a pump, a filter, and a collector, and in which the pump serves to circulate the water from the pool through the filter and collector and back into the pool. The system also includes additional components, namely, temperature sensors for the collector and for the circulated pool water, appropriate valves, and a solid state control circuit. The solid state control circuit responds to predetermined temperature differences sensed by the sensors to cause the pool water to be circulated through the collector so long as the collector is at a higher temperature than the circulated pool water, and which causes the circulated pool water to by-pass the collector when the temperature of the collector drops below the temperature of the circulated pool water. The control circuit also has a high temperature cut-off control which activates the valves to cause the circulated pool water to by-pass the collector when the temperature of the circulated pool water exceeds a particular threshold. The control circuit also includes a mode switch which may be actuated to reverse the action of the system, causing the pool water to be circulated through the collector when the collector temperature is lower than the pool water temperature, for example, at night following a hot day, in which the collector radiates to the black sky, whereby the collector can be used to cool the water in the pool.

Firebaugh, D.C.

1980-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

289

Enhancement of Heat Transfer in an Artificially Roughened Solar Air Heater  

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Abstract: solar air heater is one of the basic equipment through which solar energy is converted into thermal energy. Solar air heaters, because of their simple in design, are cheap and most widely used collection devices of solar energy. The thermal efficiency of a solar air heater is significantly low because of the low value of the convective heat transfer coefficient between the absorber plate and the air, leading to high absorber plate temperature and high heat losses to the surroundings. This paper presents the study of heat transfer in a solar air heater by using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD). The effect of Reynolds number on Nusselt number is investigated. A commercial finite volume package ANSYS FLUENT 12.1 is used to analyze and visualize the nature of the flow across the duct of a solar air heater.

unknown authors

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Solar heating and cooling system installed at RKL Controls Company, Lumberton, New Jersey. Final report  

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Solar heating and cooling of a 40,000 square foot manufacturing building, sales offices and the solar computer control center/display room are described. Information on system description, test data, major problems and resolutions, performance, operation and maintenance manual, manufacturer's literature and as-built drawings are provided also. The solar system is composed of 6000 square feet of Sunworks double glazed flat plate collectors, external above ground storage subsystem, controls, ARKLA absorption chiller, heat recovery and a cooling tower.

None

1981-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

291

SENSIBLE HEAT STORAGE FOR A SOLAR THERMAL POWER PLANT  

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provide solar power plant energy storage for a reasonablefor Chemical Storage of Solar Energy. UC Berkeley, M.S.for a solar power plant without energy storage for nighttime

Baldwin, Thomas F.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

292

SENSIBLE HEAT STORAGE FOR A SOLAR THERMAL POWER PLANT  

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Power Plant Solar Power Ideal Gas Turbine Topping Braytonefficiency of a solar power plant with gas-turbine toppingfor a solar power plant with Brayton-cycle gas turbine

Baldwin, Thomas F.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

293

SENSIBLE HEAT STORAGE FOR A SOLAR THERMAL POWER PLANT  

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for concentrating solar-thermal energy use a large number ofBoth solar power plants absorb thermal energy in high-of a solar power plant that converts thermal energy into

Baldwin, Thomas F.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

294

Effects of solar photovoltaic panels on roof heat transfer  

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Itron Inc. , CPUC California Solar Initiative 2009 Impact hot  days found by the California Solar Initiative impact solar photovoltaic (PV) panels were conducted in  San Diego, California.  

Dominguez, Anthony; Kleissl, Jan; Luvall, Jeffrey C

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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SENSIBLE HEAT STORAGE FOR A SOLAR THERMAL POWER PLANT  

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Design. Propofied Solar Cooling Tower Type Wet-Cooled Powerdry-cooling tower was used in the proposed solar power plantTower • Power-Generation Subsystem Summary An Overall Summary of the Proposed Solar

Baldwin, Thomas F.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

296

Effects of solar photovoltaic panels on roof heat transfer  

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the underside of the tilted solar panels and the surface of the roof under the solar panel (Fig.  2).  An air temperature of the  solar panel is similar to the roof 

Dominguez, Anthony; Kleissl, Jan; Luvall, Jeffrey C

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

297

Reducing industrial energy use with thermoelectric diffusion heat pumps  

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The described Peltier Effect Diffusion System (PEDS) employs an innovative unit geometry in conjunction with thermoelectric (TE) heat pumps having high operational efficiency. Significant system design dynamics are explored, including heat and mass transfer mechanisms, fluid dynamics, and unit sizing methodology. Finally, estimated operating performance is presented for some representative industrial applications which are well suited to availability-based efficiency evaluations, namely: desalination, multi-stage absorption cycle refrigeration systems and freeze-concentration processes. Peltier effect TE heat pumps provide multi-stage work input to separations. The PEDS utilizes electrically generated heat as the separating agent, and pumps this energy to successively higher availability levels, resulting in high overall COP and greatly improved thermodynamic efficiency. Process costs in terms of availability utilization can be identified. The described PEDS process offers a meaningful alternative to conventional mass transfer methods.

Meckler, M.

1982-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

298

Reduce Natural Gas Use in Your Industrial Process Heating Systems  

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This DOE Industrial Program fact sheet describes ten effective ways to save energy and money in industrial process heating systems by making some changes in equipment, operations, and maintenance.

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2007-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

299

Concentrated Solar Thermoelectric Power  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

SOLAR POWER PROGRAM REVIEW 2013 Receiver Cavity * Receiver cavity can reduce heat loss from black surface or selective surface 18 With blackbody absorber: With 20%...

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Experimental performance analysis of a solar assisted ground source heat pump system under different heating operation modes  

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Abstract This paper presents an experimental study on the influence of operation modes on the heating performance of a solar assisted ground source heat pump system (SAGSHPS). Through experiments conducted in January, the characteristics of the SAGSHPS were investigated under different heating operation modes. The results indicate that the solar thermal could be used to accelerate the soil recovery when the heat pump unit is turned off, but the duration of solar use to recharge boreholes should be optimized according to the water temperature in the solar heat storage water tank to avoid unnecessary power consumption of the circulation pump. In addition, the solar heat storage water tank is beneficial for the stable operation of the SAGSHPS. The volumetric flow rate in the water tank has a significant impact on the electricity consumption of the SAGSHPS. From comprehensive analysis of the integral effect of the SAGSHPS under different modes, the mode in which the water tank is connected with the ground heat exchangers (GHES) in series is the recommended mode for the SAGSHPS in the coldest month in Dalian.

Lanhua Dai; Sufen Li; Lin DuanMu; Xiangli Li; Yan Shang; Ming Dong

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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In-Situ Preparation and thermal shock resistance of mullite-cordierite heat tube material for solar thermal power  

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In order to improve the thermal shock resistance of solar thermal heat transfer tube material, the mullite-cordierite composite ceramic as solar thermal heat transfer tube material were fabricated by...?-Al2O3......

Xiaohong Xu ???; Xionghua Ma; Jianfeng Wu…

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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SENSIBLE HEAT STORAGE FOR A SOLAR THERMAL POWER PLANT  

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Power Plant Solar Power Ideal Gas Turbine Topping Braytonwill require higher parasitic power for gas circulation. Theefficiency of a solar power plant with gas-turbine topping

Baldwin, Thomas F.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

303

Sensitive Test for Ion-Cyclotron Resonant Heating in the Solar Wind  

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Plasma carrying a spectrum of counterpropagating field-aligned ion-cyclotron waves can strongly and preferentially heat ions through a stochastic Fermi mechanism. Such a process has been proposed to explain the extreme temperatures, temperature anisotropies, and speeds of ions in the solar corona and solar wind. We quantify how differential flow between ion species results in a Doppler shift in the wave spectrum that can prevent this strong heating. Two critical values of differential flow are derived for strong heating of the core and tail of a given ion distribution function. Our comparison of these predictions to observations from the Wind spacecraft reveals excellent agreement. Solar wind helium that meets the condition for strong core heating is nearly 7 times hotter than hydrogen on average. Ion-cyclotron resonance contributes to heating in the solar wind, and there is a close link between heating, differential flow, and temperature anisotropy.

Justin C. Kasper; Bennett A. Maruca; Michael L. Stevens; Arnaud Zaslavsky

2013-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Public release of optimization of metallization scheme for thin emitter wrap-through solar cells for higher efficiency, reduced precious metal costs, and reduced stress.  

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Back-contact crystalline-silicon photovoltaic solar cells and modules offer a number of advantages, including the elimination of grid shadowing losses, reduced cost through use of thinner silicon substrates, simpler module assembly, and improved aesthetics. While the existing edge tab method for interconnecting and stringing edge-connected back contact cells is acceptably straightforward and reliable, there are further gains to be exploited when you have both contact polarities on one side of the cell. In this work, we produce 'busbarless' emitter wrap-through solar cells that use 41% of the gridline silver (Ag) metallization mass compared to the edge tab design. Further, series resistance power losses are reduced by extraction of current from more places on the cell rear, leading to a fill factor improvement of about 6% (relative) on the module level. Series resistance and current-generation losses associated with large rear bondpads and busbars are eliminated. Use of thin silicon (Si) wafers is enabled because of the reduced Ag metallization mass and by interconnection with conductive adhesives leading to reduced bow. The busbarless cell design interconnected with conductive adhesives passes typical International Electrotechnical Commission damp heat and thermal cycling test.

Ruby, Douglas Scott; Murphy, Brian (Advent Solar, Inc., Albuquerque, NM); Meakin, David (Advent Solar, Inc., Albuquerque, NM); Dominguez, Jason (Advent Solar, Inc., Albuquerque, NM); Hacke, Peter (Advent Solar, Inc., Albuquerque, NM)

2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sulfate-Reducing Bacteria and Their Activities in Cyanobacterial Mats of Solar Lake (Sinai, Egypt)  

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...104 to 106 cells ml1. A Desulfonema-related...adaptations of Solar Lake sulfate-reducing...In organic-carbon-depleted...by primary production and sedimentation...sulfide production from sulfate...bacteria (108 cells ml1) occurred...the highest organic matter content...cyanobacterial mats of Solar Lake (Sinai...a maximal cell density of...photosynthetic production in situ...

Andreas Teske; Niels B. Ramsing; Kirsten Habicht; Manabu Fukui; Jan Küver; Bo Barker Jørgensen; Yehuda Cohen

1998-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An approach to energy saving assessment of solar assisted heat pumps for swimming pool water heating  

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A steady state off-design model of a Water Solar Assisted Heat Pump (W-SAHP) and the results of monthly based averaged simulations are presented. The W-SAHP system is arranged with a commercial water-to-water heat pump, coupled with unglazed flat plate solar collectors. The study is purposely developed for swimming pools, however most of the analysis criteria and outcomes are valid for any building (user) having hot water needs. Calculations are made for given thermal load and user operating temperatures with reference to the climatic data of all Italian Municipalities, that is degree days (DD) in the range from 700 to 3000, altitude from 0 to 1500 m (above sea level), and latitude from 36.5°N to 46.3°N. The primary energy saving capability of the W-SAHP solution, compared to a traditional gas-boiler plant, is analyzed as a function of the DD index of each site. Despite the large spread of climatic and altitude data, the results show that the W-SAHP performance is usually well correlated to DD, which can therefore be assumed as the main independent variable for the energy saving assessment of these systems, and make the results easily extended to other possible geographical locations.

Luca A. Tagliafico; Federico Scarpa; Giulio Tagliafico; Federico Valsuani

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

307

Control of Lime Kiln Heat Balance is Key to Reduced Fuel Consumption  

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This article discusses the various heat loads in a pulp mill lime sludge kiln, pointing out which heat loads cannot be reduced and which heat loads can, and how a reduction in energy use can be achieved. In almost any existing rotary lime sludge...

Kramm, D. J.

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

308

SENSIBLE HEAT STORAGE FOR A SOLAR THERMAL POWER PLANT  

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the Heat-Transfer fluid Heat-Transfer Gas Helium Helium Gaswater vapor as a fluids, heat~transfer Problems associatedthermal energy by a heat-transfer fluid and used directly or

Baldwin, Thomas F.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

309

Solar swimming pool heating: Description of a validated model  

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In the framework of a European Demonstration Programme, co-financed by CEC and national bodies, a model was elaborated and validated for open-air swimming pools having a minimal surface of 100 m[sup 2] and a minimal depth of 0.5 m. The model consists of two parts, the energy balance of the pool and the solar plant. The theoretical background of the energy balance of an open-air swimming pool was found to be poor. Special monitoring campaigns were used to validate the dynamic model using mathematical parameter identification methods. The final model was simplified in order to shorten calculation time and to improve the user-friendliness by reducing the input values to the most important one. The programme is commercially available. However, it requires the hourly meteorological data of a test reference year (TRY) as an input. The users are mainly designing engineers.

Haaf, W.; Luboschik, U.; Tesche, B. (IST Energietechnik GmbH, Hauptsitz Wollbach, Kandern (Germany))

1994-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance investigation of a solar heating system with underground seasonal energy storage for greenhouse application  

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Abstract This study reports the performance of a demonstrated 2304 m2 solar-heated greenhouse equipped with a seasonal thermal energy storage system in Shanghai, east China. This energy storage system utilises 4970 m3 of underground soil to store the heat captured by a 500 m2 solar collector in non-heating seasons through U-tube heat exchangers. During heating seasons, thermal energy is delivered by the heat exchange tubes placed on the plants shelves and the bare soil. The system can operate without a heat pump, which can save electricity consumption and further enhance the solar fraction. It was found that in the first operation year, 331.9 GJ was charged, and 208.9 GJ was later extracted for greenhouse space heating. No auxiliary heating equipment was installed so that solar energy covered all the heating loads directly or indirectly. It was demonstrated that this system was capable of maintaining an interior air temperature that was 13 °C higher than the ambient value when the latter temperature was ?2 °C at night. The ECOP (electrical coefficient of performance) of the first operation year was approximately 8.7, indicating a better performance than the common heat pump heating system.

J. Xu; Y. Li; R.Z. Wang; W. Liu

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

311

What Are the Relative Roles of Heating and Cooling in Generating Solar Wind Temperature Anisotropies?  

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a combination of mechanisms of anisotropic heating (e.g., cyclotron-resonant heating and dissipation of kineticWhat Are the Relative Roles of Heating and Cooling in Generating Solar Wind Temperature, anisotropy-driven instabilities such as the cyclotron, mirror, and firehose instabilities limit the allowable

California at Berkeley, University of

312

Substations for Decentralized Solar District Heating: Design, Performance and Energy Cost  

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Abstract The development of solar district heating is gaining more and more interest, but, in some case the space available for the integration of solar collectors on the ground is limited and the use of decentralized systems is necessary. For decentralized solar district heating systems different hydraulic schemes at the substation level, with or without local use of solar energy, are possible. The present paper detailed an advanced study on decentralized solar district heating system using dynamic simulation software. Nine different hydraulic schemes for substations have been investigated with a return to return feed in. For each scheme many parameters that influence the performance of the solar installation have been studied such as the district heating network return temperature, the solar collector area and the type of solar collector (low temperature or high temperature solar collector). The comparison between the different hydraulic schemes is based on thermal efficiency but also on solar energy cost using the methodology of the Levelized Cost Of Energy (LCOE).

Cedric Paulus; Philippe Papillon

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

313

Process for reducing series resistance of solar-cell metal-contact systems with a soldering-flux etchant  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Disclosed is a process for substantially reducing the series resistance of a solar cell having a thick film metal contact assembly thereon while simultaneously removing oxide coatings from the surface of the assembly prior to applying solder therewith. The process includes applying a flux to the contact assembly and heating the cell for a period of time sufficient to substantially remove the series resistance associated with the assembly by etching the assembly with the flux while simultaneously removing metal oxides from said surface of said assembly.

Coyle, R.T.; Barrett, J.M.

1982-05-04T23:59:59.000Z

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U.S. Virgin Islands - Solar Water Heating Requirement for New Construction  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

You are here You are here Home » U.S. Virgin Islands - Solar Water Heating Requirement for New Construction U.S. Virgin Islands - Solar Water Heating Requirement for New Construction < Back Eligibility Commercial Construction Institutional Local Government Low-Income Residential Multi-Family Residential Residential State Government Savings Category Heating & Cooling Solar Water Heating Program Info Program Type Building Energy Code In July 2009, U.S. Virgin Islands enacted legislation Act 7075. This legislation requires all new developments, and substantial building modifications, must be installed with energy efficient solar water heaters to provide at least 70% of the building's water heating needs. This is for all building types: residential, commercial, and governmental.

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City of Palo Alto Utilities - Solar Water Heating Program | Department of  

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Solar Water Heating Program Solar Water Heating Program City of Palo Alto Utilities - Solar Water Heating Program < Back Eligibility Commercial Industrial Multi-Family Residential Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Solar Water Heating Maximum Rebate Single-family residential gas-displacing systems: $2,719 Single-family residential electricity or propane-displacing systems: $1,834 Commercial/Industrial/Multi-family: $100,000 One contractor can have no more than $150,000 in incentive reservations at any given time. Program Info State California Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Single-family residential gas-displacing systems: $18.59 per therm displaced Single-family residential electricity or propane-displacing systems: $$0.54 per kWh displaced Multi-family and commercial gas-displacing systems: $14.53 per therm

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Experimental analysis of a direct expansion solar assisted heat pump with integral storage tank for domestic water heating under zero solar radiation conditions  

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This paper deals with the experimental evaluation of the performance of a direct expansion solar assisted heat pump water heating (DX-SAHPWH) system working under zero solar radiation conditions at static heating operation mode of the storage tank. The DX-SAHPWH system includes two bare solar collectors as evaporator, a \\{R134a\\} rotary-type hermetic compressor, a thermostatic expansion valve and a helical coil condenser immersed in a 300 L water storage tank. The zero solar radiation and stable ambient air temperature working conditions were established by placing the solar collectors into a climate chamber. The analysis is based on experimental data taken from the DX-SAHPWH provided by the manufacturer and equipped with an appropriate data acquisition system. In the paper, the experimental facility, the data acquisition system and the experimental methodology are described. Performance parameters to evaluate the energy efficiency, such as COP and equivalent seasonal performance factors (SPFe) for the heating period, and the water thermal stratification in the storage tank are defined and obtained from the experimental data. Results from the experimental analysis under transient operating working conditions of the DX-SAHPWH system and its main components are shown and discussed. Lastly, the Huang and Lee DX-SAHPWH performance evaluation method was applied resulting in a characteristic COP of 3.23 for the DX-SAHPWH system evaluated under zero solar radiation condition.

José Fernández-Seara; Carolina Piñeiro; J. Alberto Dopazo; F. Fernandes; Paulo X.B. Sousa

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Review of state-of-the-art of solar collector corrosion processes. Task 1 of solar collector studies for solar heating and cooling applications. Final technical progress report  

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The state-of-the-art of solar collector corrosion processes is reviewed, and Task 1 of a current research program on use of aqueous heat transfer fluids for solar heating and cooling is summarized. The review of available published literature has indicated that lack of quantitative information exists relative to collector corrosion at the present time, particularly for the higher temperature applications of solar heating and cooling compared to domestic water heating. Solar collector systems are reviewed from the corrosion/service life viewpoint, with emphasis on various applications, collector design, heat transfer fluids, and freeze protection methods. Available information (mostly qualitative) on collector corrosion technology is reviewed to indicate potential corrosion problem areas and corrosion prevention practices. Sources of limited quantitative data that are reviewed are current solar applications, research programs on collector corrosion, and pertinent experience in related applications of automotive cooling and non-solar heating and cooling. A data bank was developed to catalog corrosion information. Appendix A of this report is a bibliography of the data bank, with abstracts reproduced from presently available literature accessions (about 220). This report is presented as a descriptive summary of information that is contained in the data bank.

Clifford, J E; Diegle, R B

1980-04-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Survey and evaluation of available thermal insulation materials for use on solar heating and cooling systems  

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This is the final report of a survey and evaluation of insulation materials for use with components of solar heating and cooling systems. The survey was performed by mailing questionnaires to manufacturers of insulation materials and by conducting an extensive literature search to obtain data on relevant properties of various types of insulation materials. The study evaluated insulation materials for active and passive solar heating and cooling systems and for multifunction applications. Primary and secondary considerations for selecting insulation materials for various components of solar heating and cooling systems are presented.

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1980-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

319

Handbook of experiences in the design and installation of solar heating and cooling systems  

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A large array of problems encountered are detailed, including design errors, installation mistakes, cases of inadequate durability of materials and unacceptable reliability of components, and wide variations in the performance and operation of different solar systems. Durability, reliability, and design problems are reviewed for solar collector subsystems, heat transfer fluids, thermal storage, passive solar components, piping/ducting, and reliability/operational problems. The following performance topics are covered: criteria for design and performance analysis, domestic hot water systems, passive space heating systems, active space heating systems, space cooling systems, analysis of systems performance, and performance evaluations. (MHR)

Ward, D.S.; Oberoi, H.S.

1980-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

320

Reliability study of Stirling engines for solar dish/heat engine systems  

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The objective of this study was to examine the reliability of existing and improved Stirling engine concepts for dispersed solar dish-electric applications in the 25-50 kWe range. Five current kinematic Stirling engine designs have the capability to meet or exceed the 32% efficiency goal of the DOE Solar Thermal Program. A review of historical Stirling engine data illustrated that the three major reliability issues with kinematic Stirling engines are the piston-rod seals, engine hot parts (i.e., heater head, regenerator and cylinders) and power control/drive system. The most significant reliability issue associated with achieving the 50,000 hour operating life goal involves piston-rod seals. A specific kinematic engine concept that appears to have the potential for meeting the 50,000 hour operating lifetime requirement of solar power systems is the STM4-120 engine. This engine has a pressurized crankcase to reduce piston-rod seal problems, an indirect heat pipe hot-end section to smooth out temperature gradients in the heater tubes, and a variable angle swashplate for power control.

Holtz, R.E.; Uherka, K.L.

1987-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Theory of heating of hot magnetized plasma by Alfven waves. Application for solar corona  

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The heating of magnetized plasma by propagation of Alfven waves is calculated as a function of the magnetic field spectral density. The results can be applied to evaluate the heating power of the solar corona at known data from satellites' magnetometers. This heating rate can be incorporated in global models for heating of the solar corona and creation of the solar wind. The final formula for the heating power is illustrated with a model spectral density of the magnetic field obtained by analysis of the Voyager 1 mission results. The influence of high frequency dissipative modes is also taken into account and it is concluded that for evaluation of the total coronal heating it is necessary to know the spectral density of the fluctuating component of the magnetic field up to the frequency of electron-proton collisions.

T. M. Mishonov; M. V. Stoev; Y. G. Maneva

2007-01-19T23:59:59.000Z

322

Natural Zeolites in Solar Energy Heating, Cooling, and Energy Storage  

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...and mass transfer. A modular walk-in zeolite refrigerator that used chabazite-rich...solar zeolite adsorption refrigerator. The 0.75 m2 zeolite...Figure 4. Walk-in modular solar refrigerator being tested in Kenitra...

Dimiter I. Tchernev

323

Design criterion for tubed solar-heated cavity receivers  

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Solar energy can be economically converted into electrical ... small and medium power outputs. A typical solar power plant consists of a parabolic dish, cavity receiver and gas turbine. To obtain high gas turbine

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Karl Bammert; Dr.-Ing. Ahmed Hegazy

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

324

Lumbee River EMC- Solar Water Heating Rebate Program (North Carolina)  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Lumbee River EMC is offering $850 rebates to residential customers who install solar water heaters on their homes. To qualify, the systems must be certified OG-300 by the Solar Ratings and...

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Lumbee River EMC- Solar Water Heating Loan Program (North Carolina)  

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Lumbee River EMC is offering 1.50% loans to residential customers for the installation of solar water heaters on their homes. To qualify, the systems must be certified OG-300 by the Solar Ratings...

326

How Do You Use Daylighting While Reducing Excess Heat from Windows? |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Do You Use Daylighting While Reducing Excess Heat from Windows? Do You Use Daylighting While Reducing Excess Heat from Windows? How Do You Use Daylighting While Reducing Excess Heat from Windows? June 16, 2011 - 7:30am Addthis On Monday, Elizabeth discussed her south-facing windows and her difficulties balancing the nice daylighting advantages with the excess heat that can come through these windows in the summer. How do you use daylighting while reducing excess heat from windows? Each Thursday, you have the chance to share your thoughts on a question about energy efficiency or renewable energy for consumers. E-mail your responses to the Energy Saver team at consumer.webmaster@nrel.gov. Addthis Related Articles Fighting with South-Facing Windows This Month on Energy Savers: June 2011 Simple and inexpensive actions can help you save energy and money during the warm spring and summer months. | Photo courtesy of iStockphoto.com/eyedias.

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Influence of circumferential solar heat flux distribution on the heat transfer coefficients of linear Fresnel collector absorber tubes  

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Abstract The absorber tubes of solar thermal collectors have enormous influence on the performance of the solar collector systems. In this numerical study, the influence of circumferential uniform and non-uniform solar heat flux distributions on the internal and overall heat transfer coefficients of the absorber tubes of a linear Fresnel solar collector was investigated. A 3D steady-state numerical simulation was implemented based on ANSYS Fluent code version 14. The non-uniform solar heat flux distribution was modelled as a sinusoidal function of the concentrated solar heat flux incident on the circumference of the absorber tube. The k–? model was employed to simulate the turbulent flow of the heat transfer fluid through the absorber tube. The tube-wall heat conduction and the convective and irradiative heat losses to the surroundings were also considered in the model. The average internal and overall heat transfer coefficients were determined for the sinusoidal circumferential non-uniform heat flux distribution span of 160°, 180°, 200° and 240°, and the 360° span of circumferential uniform heat flux for 10 m long absorber tubes of different inner diameters and wall thicknesses with thermal conductivity of 16.27 W/mK between the Reynolds number range of 4000 and 210,000 based on the inlet temperature. The results showed that the average internal heat transfer coefficients for the 360° span of circumferential uniform heat flux with different concentration ratios on absorber tubes of the same inner diameters, wall thicknesses and thermal conductivity were approximately the same, but the average overall heat transfer coefficient increased with the increase in the concentration ratios of the uniform heat flux incident on the tubes. Also, the average internal heat transfer coefficient for the absorber tube with a 360° span of uniform heat flux was approximately the same as that of the absorber tubes with the sinusoidal circumferential non-uniform heat flux span of 160°, 180°, 200° and 240° for the heat flux of the same concentration ratio, but the average overall heat transfer coefficient for the uniform heat flux case was higher than that of the non-uniform flux distributions. The average axial local internal heat transfer coefficient for the 360° span of uniform heat flux distribution on a 10 m long absorber tube was slightly higher than that of the 160°, 200° and 240° span of non-uniform flux distributions at the Reynolds number of 4 000. The average internal and overall heat transfer coefficients for four absorber tubes of different inner diameters and wall thicknesses and thermal conductivity of 16.27 W/mK with 200° span of circumferential non-uniform flux were found to increase with the decrease in the inner-wall diameter of the absorber tubes. The numerical results showed good agreement with the Nusselt number experimental correlations for fully developed turbulent flow available in the literature.

Izuchukwu F. Okafor; Jaco Dirker; Josua P. Meyer

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

328

Performance characterisation and energy savings of uncovered swimming pool solar collectors under reduced flow rate conditions  

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The effects of reduced flow rates on the performance and effectiveness of domestic unglazed, uninsulated pool solar collector heaters are investigated. The study shows electrical energy savings in excess of 80% are achievable for typical solar collectors operating at flow rates reduced by up to 75% while collector efficiency is only reduced by approximately 10–15%. The reduction of electrical energy required for pumping and the increased COP of reduced flow through typical pool solar thermal collectors is shown to far outweigh the small loss of collector performance attributable to the change in flow rates. The ratio of thermal energy delivered to the electrical energy supplied was improved in the order of 400% for the collector tested.

L.N. Cunio; A.B. Sproul

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar heating and hot water system installed at St. Louis, Missouri. Final report  

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Information is provided on the solar heating and hot water system installed at the William Tao and Associates, Inc., office building in St. Louis, Missouri. The information consists of description, photos, maintenance and construction problems, final drawing, system requirements and manufacturer's component data. The solar system was designed to provide 50% of the hot water requirements and 45% of the space heating needs for a 900 square foot office space and drafting room. The solar facility has 252 square foot of glass tube concentrator collectors and a 1000 gallon steel storage tank buried below a concrete slab floor. Freeze protection is provided by a propylene glycol/water mixture in the collector loop. The collectors are roof mounted on a variable tilt array which is adjusted seasonally and is connected to the solar thermal storage tank by a tube-in-shell heat exchanger. Incoming city water is preheated through the solar energy thermal storage tank.

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1980-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

330

Heat Exchanger Design for Solar Gas-Turbine Power Plant.  

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?? The aim of this project is to select appropriate heat exchangers out of available gas-gas heat exchangers for used in a proposed power plant.… (more)

Yakah, Noah

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

331

Analyzing the efficiency of a photovoltaic-thermal solar collector based on heat pipes  

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The structure of a photovoltaic/thermal solar collector based on aluminum heat pipes and ... , along with the results from analyzing its efficiency. Its optimum mode of operation is shown...

S. M. Khairnasov

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

332

Conduction and convection heat transfer in composite solar collector systems with porous absorber  

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Steady natural convection and conduction heat transfer has been studied in composite solar collector systems. The system consists of a glazing ... bounding wall isothermal at different temperatures, two horizontal

M. Mbaye; E. Bilgen

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

333

Design parameters for indoor swimming-pool heating using solar energy  

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We present an analysis of an indoor swimming-pool with solar collector panels. An analytical expression is derived for the system efficiency in terms of heat-exchanger and collector designs and climatic parameters.

G.N. Tiwari; S.B. Sharma

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

334

A Seasonal Storage Solar Heating System for the Charlestown, Boston Navy Yard National Historic Park  

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This paper concerns the design and analysis of a solar energy system using seasonal heat storage for ... Park in the Charlestown Navy Yard, Boston, Massachusetts. The system uses two existing underground concrete...

D. S. Breger; A. I. Michaels

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

335

FirstEnergy (West Penn Power)- Residential Solar Water Heating Program (Pennsylvania)  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

West Penn Power, a First Energy utility, provides rebates to residential customers for purchasing and installing qualifying solar water heating systems. Eligible systems may receive a rebate of up...

336

Heat power capacity of the internal source in light-transparent coatings of planar solar collectors  

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The results are presented of numerical determination of the heat power capacity of the internal source in light-transparent coatings of planar solar collectors; the power results from partial absorption ... of th...

R. R. Avezov; N. R. Avezova; S. L. Lutpullaev; K. A. Samiev…

2007-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

337

Thermal regimes in a primary fluid heated by solar energy in a linear collector  

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The steady-state heat transfer equation has been solved for the determination of temperature profiles in a diathermic oil flowing through a linear boiler placed on the focal line of cylindrical parabolic solar...

O. Barra; M. Conti; L. Correra; R. Visentin; E. Pugliese Caratelli

338

Progress Energy Florida- SunSense Solar Water Heating with EnergyWise  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Progress Energy Florida (PEF) launched the ''Solar Water Heating with EnergyWise Program'' in February 2007 to encourage its residential customers to participate in its load control program and...

339

Computational and experimental investigations into cavity receiver heat loss for solar thermal concentrators  

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of the total, though the losses depend on solar elevation angle; at higher angles, and in low-wind conditions in inclination, temperature and cavity geometry on convective and radiative heat loss. Secondly, a water

340

Room location (design) in accordance with the sol-air temperature and solar heat gain  

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ROOM LOCATION (DESIGN) IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE SOL-AIR TEMPERATURE AND SOLAR HEAT GAIN A Thesis GARY LYNN PORTER Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas ASM University in parital fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER... OF SCIENCE May 1977 Major Subject: Meteorology ROOM LOCATION (DESIGN) IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE SOL-AIR TEMPERATURE AND SOLAR HEAT GAIN A Thesis by GARY LYNN PORTER Approved as to style and content by: hairman of Committee) (Head of Department) ( (Q...

Porter, Gary Lynn

1977-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, Effects of Vertically-Resolved Solar Heating, Snow Aging, and Black  

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UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, IRVINE Effects of Vertically-Resolved Solar Heating, Snow Aging formats: Committee Chair University of California, Irvine 2007 ii #12;To my parents, John and Cindy. iii, albedo, snow grain size, and absorbing impurities. . 8 2.1 Solar absorption profiles prescribed by CLM

Zender, Charles

342

Solar Heat Gain through a Skylight in a Light Well J. H. Klems  

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Solar Heat Gain through a Skylight in a Light Well J. H. Klems Building Technologies Department on a skylight mounted on a light well of significant depth are presented. It is shown that during the day much of the solar energy that strikes the walls of the well does not reach the space below. Instead, this energy

343

Solar energy for heat and electricity: the potential for mitigating climate change  

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Solar energy for heat and electricity: the potential for mitigating climate change Dr N.J. Eki that powers the Earth's climate and ecosystem. Harnessing this energy for hot water and electrical power could electricity. solar hot water systems could be used to supply up to 70% of household hot water in the UK

344

Tidal Heating of Terrestrial Extra-Solar Planets and Implications for their Habitability  

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The tidal heating of hypothetical rocky (or terrestrial) extra-solar planets spans a wide range of values depending on stellar masses and initial orbits. Tidal heating may be sufficiently large (in many cases, in excess of radiogenic heating) and long-lived to drive plate tectonics, similar to the Earth's, which may enhance the planet's habitability. In other cases, excessive tidal heating may result in Io-like planets with violent volcanism, probably rendering them unsuitable for life. On water-rich planets, tidal heating may generate sub-surface oceans analogous to Europa's with similar prospects for habitability. Tidal heating may enhance the outgassing of volatiles, contributing to the formation and replenishment of a planet's atmosphere. To address these issues, we model the tidal heating and evolution of hypothetical extra-solar terrestrial planets. The results presented here constrain the orbital and physical properties required for planets to be habitable.

Brian Jackson; Rory Barnes; Richard Greenberg

2008-08-20T23:59:59.000Z

345

CALIFORNIA SOLAR DATA MANUAL  

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cycle air conditioning. Solar assisted heat pumps. Systemsheat source. COP for solar assisted heat pump (heat pumpcycle air conditioners, solar-assisted heat pumps, and some

Berdahl, P.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

346

CALIFORNIA SOLAR DATA MANUAL  

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conditioning. Solar assisted heat pumps. Systems with someheat source. COP for solar assisted heat pump (heat pumpconditioners, solar-assisted heat pumps, and some passive

Berdahl, P.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

347

Thermochemical Solar Energy Storage Via Redox Oxides: Materials and Reactor/Heat Exchanger Concepts  

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Abstract Thermochemical Storage of solar heat exploits the heat effects of reversible chemical reactions for the storage of solar energy. Among the possible reversible gas-solid chemical reactions, the utilization of a pair of redox reactions of multivalent solid oxides can be directly coupled to CSP plants employing air as the heat transfer fluid bypassing the need for a separate heat exchanger. The present work concerns the development of thermochemical storage systems based on such oxide-based redox materials and in particular on cobalt oxide; in the one hand by tailoring their heat storage/release capability and on the other hand via their incorporation in proper reactor/heat exchanger devices. In this respect the first stage of the work involved parametric testing of cobalt oxide compositions via Thermo-Gravimetric Analysis to comparatively investigate the temperature range for cyclic oxidation-reduction and optimize the cycle conditions for maximum reduction and re-oxidation extent. Subsequently, two reactor concepts for the coupling of solar energy to the redox reactions have been implemented and tested. These reactor concepts include in one hand structured ceramic reactors/heat exchangers based on redox-oxide-coated honeycombs and on the other hand powder-fed, solar-heated, rotary kiln reactors. The two reactor concepts were tested within non-solar-aided lab-scale and solar- aided campaigns, respectively. The feasibility of both concepts was shown and good chemical conversions were achieved. The experiments pointed out the challenging points related to the manufacture of pilot-scale reactors/heat exchangers with enhanced heat storage capacity. A numerical model using commercial CFD software is developed to define optimal geometrical characteristics and operating conditions and refine the pilot scale design in order to achieve efficient, long-term off-sun operation.

S. Tescari; C. Agrafiotis; S. Breuer; L. de Oliveira; M. Neises-von Puttkamer; M. Roeb; C. Sattler

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Technical evaluation of a solar heating system having conventional hydronic solar collectors and a radiant panel slab. Final report  

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A simple innovative solar heating design (Solar Option One) using conventional hydronic solar collectors and a radiant panel slab was constructed. An objective of hybrid solar design is to combine the relative advantages of active and passive design approaches while minimizing their respective disadvantages. A test house using the Solar Option One heating system was experimentally monitored to determine its energy based performance during the 1982-83 heating season. The test residence is located in Lyndonville, Vermont, an area which has a characteristically cold and cloudy climate. The two story residence has a floor area of about 1400 square feet and is constructed on a 720 square foot 5.5 inch thick floor slab. A 24 inch packed gravel bed is located beneath the slab and the slab-gravel bed is insulated by two inches of polystyrene insulation. The test building is of frame construction and uses insulation levels which have become commonplace throughout the country. The structure would not fall into the superinsulated category but was tightly constructed so as to have a low infiltration level. The building is sun-tempered in that windows were concentrated somewhat on the South side and all but avoided on the North. A solar greenhouse on the South side of the building was closed off from the structure permanently throughout the testing so as to better observe the solar heating invention without confounding variables. The monitoring equipment generated an internal gain of about 17,000 BTUs per day, roughly the equivalent of occupancy by two persons. A full description of the experimental testing program is given. System efficiency and performance are reported.

Starr, R.J.

1984-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Research at the Building Research Establishment into the Applications of Solar Collectors for Space and Water Heating in Buildings [and Discussion  

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...experimental low energy house laboratories, one using conventional solar collectors with interseasonal heat storage and the other a heat pump with an air solar collector. Studies of the cost-effectiveness of solar collector applications to buildings...

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

350

SENSIBLE HEAT STORAGE FOR A SOLAR THERMAL POWER PLANT  

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ollection subsystem uses heliostats and a central receiverhr Installed Cost of the Heliostats* - Installed Cost of thein Chapter 4. Table 2-4. Heliostats Reference Solar Power

Baldwin, Thomas F.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

351

Solar Water Heating: What's Hot and What's Not  

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A handful of electric utilities in the United States now pay incentives to their customers to install solar water heaters or are developing programs to do so. The solar water heater incentives are part of a broader utility demand-side management...

Stein, J.

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Impact of extensive residential solar water heating on power system losses  

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South Africa is in the grips of an electricity crisis. Currently, the bulk of power is produced at coal fired power stations which are located far from the large load centres. Solar energy is widely available in South Africa, and could be used to complement this coal based generation, and supply energy at the point of use. This paper aims to investigate the impact of residential solar water heating on power system transmission losses. Initially simulations were carried out in order to determine the impact of solar water heating on a household's electricity demand. These were done for households located in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban. A number of solar water heating installations in Cape Town were also monitored, in order to validate the simulation results. Lastly, a power system model was developed in order to investigate the possible impact of large-scale implementation of solar water heating, at varied penetration levels, on a transmission system. Using the model and the results obtained from the simulations, a utility impact analysis was carried out in order to determine the effect on transmission losses. It was concluded that large-scale implementation of solar water heating can be used as a means to alleviate loading and losses on power systems' transmission lines particularly during peak demand.

K.P. Ijumba; A.B. Sebitosi; P. Pillay; K. Folly

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

353

Thermal and economical analysis of a central solar heating system with underground seasonal storage in Turkey  

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Thermal performance and economic feasibility of two types of central solar heating system with seasonal storage under four climatically different Turkey locations are investigated. The effects of storage volume and collector area on the thermal performance and cost are studied for three load sizes. The simulation model of the system consisting of flat plate solar collectors, a heat pump, under ground storage tank and heating load based on a finite element analysis and finite element code ANSYS™ is chosen as a convenient tool. In this study, the lowest solar fraction value for Trabzon (41°N) and the highest solar fraction value for Adana (37°N) are obtained. Based on the economic analysis, the payback period of system is found to be about 25–35 years for Turkey.

A. Ucar; M. Inalli

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

354

Analysis of the heat transfer and airflow in solar chimney drying system with porous absorber  

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Abstract In this paper, the chimney is assembled with porous absorber for the indirect-mode solar dryer. Local thermal non-equilibrium (LTNE) exists in the porous absorber, so the double energy equations and Brinkman–Forchheimer extended Darcy model are employed to analyze the heat transfer and flow in the solar porous absorber, and the k-? turbulent model coupled with the above equations are also used to investigate the influences of the porous absorber inclination and the height of drying system on the heat transfer in the solar dryer. The specific heat capacities (?c) and thermal conductivity ks have remarkable effects on the average temperature of solar porous absorber in the drying system. The mean temperature of the higher (?c) Aluminous solar absorber is lower and the top temperature of porous absorber delays due to lower thermal conductivity ks. The inclined angle of porous absorber influences the airflow and temperature field in the solar dryer greatly. With the height of solar dryer changing from 1.41 m to 1.81 m, the higher airflow velocity and the lower temperature at chimney exit can be achieved. The simulations agree with the published experimental data. All these results should be taken into account for the promotion and application of the solar chimney dryer with porous absorber.

Wei Chen; Man Qu

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

355

Hot water tank for use with a combination of solar energy and heat-pump desuperheating  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A water heater or system is described which includes a hot water tank having disposed therein a movable baffle to function as a barrier between the incoming volume of cold water entering the tank and the volume of heated water entering the tank which is heated by the circulation of the cold water through a solar collector and/or a desuperheater of a heat pump so as to optimize the manner in which heat is imparted to the water in accordance to the demand on the water heater or system. A supplemental heater is also provided and it is connected so as to supplement the heating of the water in the event that the solar collector and/or desuperheater cannot impart all of the desired heat input into the water.

Andrews, J.W.

1980-06-25T23:59:59.000Z

356

Colorado State University program for developing, testing, evaluating and optimizing solar heating and cooling systems  

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The objective is to develop and test various integrated solar heating, cooling and domestic hot water systems, and to evaluate their performance. Systems composed of new, as well as previously tested, components are carefully integrated so that effects of new components on system performance can be clearly delineated. The SEAL-DOE program includes six tasks which have received funding for the 1991--92 fifteen-month period. These include: (1) a project employing isothermal operation of air and liquid solar space heating systems, (2) a project to build and test several generic solar water heaters, (3) a project that will evaluate advanced solar domestic hot water components and concepts and integrate them into solar domestic hot water systems, (4) a liquid desiccant cooling system development project, (5) a project that will perform system modeling and analysis work on solid desiccant cooling systems research, and (6) a management task. The objectives and progress in each task are described in this report.

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1992-03-23T23:59:59.000Z

357

Solar heating system at Quitman County Bank, Marks, Mississippi. Final report  

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Information is provided on the solar heating system installed in a single story wood frame, cedar exterior, sloped roof building, the Quitman County Bank, a branch of the First National Bank of Clarksdale, Mississippi. It is the first solar system in the geographical area and has promoted much interest. The system has on-site temperature and power measurements readouts. The 468 square feet of Solaron air flat plate collectors provide for 2000 square feet of space heating, an estimated 60% of the heating load. Solar heated air is distributed to the 235 cubic foot rock storage box or to the load (space heating) by a 960 cubic feet per minute air handler unit. A 7.5 ton Carrier air-to-air heat pump with 15 kilowatts of electric booster strips serve as a back-up (auxiliary) to the solar system. Motorized dampers control the direction of airflow and back draft dampers prevent thermal siphoning of conditioned air. The system was turned on in September 1979, and acceptance testing completed in February 1980. This is a Pon Cycle 3 Project with the Government sharing $13,445.00 of the $24,921 Solar Energy System installation cost.

None

1980-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Movable insulation. A guide to reducing heating and cooling losses through the windows in your home  

SciTech Connect

A typical house loses 25 to 30% of its heat through windows, and a house with large windows may lose as much as 50%. Numerous movable-insulation systems that will cut the heat loss through windows in half are described. Chapters are: The Energy-Responsive Dwelling, Past to Present; Window Heat Losses and Gains; Enhanced Glazing Systems; Choosing a Window-Insulation Design for Your Home; Pop-In Shutters; Thermal Curtains - Blankets that Fold; Thermal Shades - Blankets that Roll; Thermal Shutters and Folding Screens; Insulation Between Glazing and Interior Louvers; Exterior Hinged and Sliding Shutters; Sun-Shading Screens; Exterior Roll Shutters; Shutters for Skylights; Shutters for Clerestory Windows; Interior Greenhouse Insulation Systems; Exterior Insulation for Greenhouses; Movable Insulation to Assist Passive Space Heating; and Movable Insulation to Assist Solar Water Heaters. Appendices include the following: insulated shade and shutter construction; the economics of window insulation; movable insulation products, hardware, and components; further technical information; and design sources. (MCW)

Langdon, W.K.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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INFLUENCE OF SOLAR WIND HEATING FORMULATIONS ON THE PROPERTIES OF SHOCKS IN THE CORONA  

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One of the challenges in constructing global magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) models of the inner heliosphere for, e.g., space weather forecasting purposes, is to correctly capture the acceleration and expansion of the solar wind. In current models, various ad hoc heating prescriptions are introduced in order to obtain a realistic steady-state solar wind solution. In this work, we demonstrate, by performing MHD simulations of erupting coronal mass ejections (CMEs) on identical solar wind solutions employing different heating formulations, that the dynamics and properties of the CME-driven shocks are significantly altered depending on the applied heating prescription. Furthermore, we show how two popular heating formulations can be altered so as to yield shock properties consistent with theory and available coronal shock observations.

Pomoell, J.; Vainio, R., E-mail: jens.pomoell@helsinki.fi [Department of Physics, University of Helsinki (Finland)

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

360

Reducing the Cost of Energy from Parabolic Trough Solar Power Plants: Preprint  

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Parabolic trough solar technology is the most proven and lowest cost large-scale solar power technology available today, primarily because of the nine large commercial-scale solar power plants that are operating in the California Mojave Desert. However, no new plants have been built during the past ten years because the cost of power from these plants is more expensive than power from conventional fossil fuel power plants. This paper reviews the current cost of energy and the potential for reducing the cost of energy from parabolic trough solar power plant technology based on the latest technological advancements and projected improvements from industry and sponsored R&D. The paper also looks at the impact of project financing and incentives on the cost of energy.

Price, H.; Kearney, D.

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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361

Preliminary model for heat transport within a tongue-and-reservoir liquid diode for passive solar heating  

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A preliminary model is presented for heat transport within a tongue-and-reservoir liquid diode for passive solar heating. The diode consists of a rectangular vertical slot (tongue) extending from the bottom of a rectangular-shaped reservoir at the reservoir's front face. Water is used as the working fluid in the tongue and reservoir. Solar radiation is incident on the front face of the tongue, which also loses heat to the outside, while radiation and convection transport heat from the back of the reservoir to the building. Convection transports heat when the tongue is irradiated; however, when convection ceases and the temperature of the tongue cools below that of the reservoir (from exposure to the outside temperature), the reservoir stratifies, and the primary heat loss mechanism is conduction through the tongue and its fluid. The result is a passive solar component that may outperform most others. Flow in the tongue is treated as boundary layer flow; the integral forms of the governing equations are combined to form a single equation governing the local boundary layer thickness. The results are shown to depend upon the Grashof, Prandtl, and heat-loss Biot numbers. Results from this model agree well with those from our flow visualization experiments. A model is also proposed for diode heat transport processes during cool-down. In this model, and empirical coefficient accounts for the weak convective mixing that occurs in the reservoir during this phase. Preliminary results indicate the coefficient to be spatially dependent but independent of time and reservoir temperature. More experiments are planned to further validate both of the models described above.

Jones, G.F.

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

362

Reducing Maternal and Infant Mortality with a Solar Suitcase: The Power to  

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Reducing Maternal and Infant Mortality with a Solar Suitcase: The Power to Reducing Maternal and Infant Mortality with a Solar Suitcase: The Power to Save Lives Speaker(s): Francis Rubinstein Hal Aronson Karina Garbesi Laura Stachel Date: February 23, 2012 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3122 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Karina Garbesi This seminar presents the progress to date of WE CARE Solar (at http://wecaresolar.org), a Berkeley-based non-profit, in delivering ultra-efficient lighting, power for mobile communication, and medical equipment to maternal health clinics of the developing world. In 2008 - 2009, when OB/GYN doctor Laura Stachel was studying clinical practices in an urban state hospital and surrounding clinics in Nigeria, she found a surprising result. Lack of reliable electricity was a major factor for material and infant mortality, even in grid connected buildings. Women with

363

Performance of a solar-ambient hybrid source heat pump drier for copra drying under hot-humid weather conditions  

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Abstract This paper communicates the energy performance of a solar-ambient hybrid source heat pump drier (SAHSHPD) for copra drying under hot-humid weather conditions. The standard energy performance parameters such as coefficient of performance (COP), condenser heat capacity (Qc) and specific moisture extraction rate (SMER) were evaluated. The results showed that COP of a SAHSHPD was varied between 2.31 and 2.77 with an average value of 2.54. The condenser heating capacity was varied between 2900 W and 3750 W with an average value of 3290 W. The SMER was calculated as 0.79 kg/kWh. The moisture content (on wet basis) of the copra was reduced from about 52% to about 9.2% and 9.8% in 40 h for trays at bottom and top, respectively. The quality of copra obtained in a SAHSHPD was found to be higher compared to other drying methods.

M. Mohanraj

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

364

Experimental study on the performance of solar-assisted multi-functional heat pump based on enthalpy difference lab with solar simulator  

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Abstract In the enthalpy difference lab with a solar simulator, the performance of the indirect expansion solar-assisted multi-functional heat pump (IX-SAMHP) can be tested in stable external environment quantificationally. In this paper, the performances of the IX-SAMHP working in the solar water heating mode and solar space heating mode were compared under different conditions. The experimental results indicate that the evaporating heat exchange rate and condensing heat exchange rate were synthetically effected by the evaporating and condensing temperature in the solar water heating mode. Moreover, compared with the situation without irradiation, when the irradiation was 500 W/m2, the evaporating heat exchange rate and condensing heat exchange rate increased by 37.4% and 32.3%, respectively. In the solar space heating mode, when the irradiation increased from 0 W/m2 to 500 W/m2, the heating capacity increased by 20.4%. In the second-law analysis, the calculating results demonstrate that the exergy efficiency of the IX-SAMHP would be enhanced by inputting solar energy to the evaporator.

Ji Jie; Cai Jingyong; Huang Wenzhu; Feng Yan

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

365

Gainesville Regional Utilities- Solar Water Heating Rebate Program  

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The Gainesville Regional Utilities (GRU) Solar Rebate Program, established in early 1997 as part of GRU's demand-side management initiatives, provides rebates of $500 to residential customers of...

366

Creating a Comprehensive Solar Water Heating Deployment Strategy  

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This report details the results of a research conducted in 1998 and 1999 and outlines a marketing deployment plan designed for businesses interested in marketing solar water heaters in the new home industry.

Focus Marketing Services

1999-08-18T23:59:59.000Z

367

Solar Thermal Power Generation and Industrial Process Heat  

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A solar chimney power plant consists of a transparent tubular chimney over 200 m tall rising from a...2 covered with a transparent material (Haaf et al. 1983). At the base of the chimney is located a turbine driv...

Brian Norton

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

368

SENSIBLE HEAT STORAGE FOR A SOLAR THERMAL POWER PLANT  

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Cecil. E. A. , Research on Dry-Type Cooling _T_o_w_e_r~s~f~oTower Type Wet-Cooled Power Plant Solar-Power Plant Dry-Cool

Baldwin, Thomas F.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

369

Solar heating and earth insulation for economical houses  

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The implementation of manufactured solar energy systems for home use has been stagnated by high costs. The Rural Housing Research Unit has directed a major portion of its research efforts toward site built warm air solar systems. These systems are integrated into the house structure and have been found to be effective and economical. Several earth embanked structures have been built and evaluated. This paper describes the design considerations, the construction experience, and the results achieved.

Newman, J.O.

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

370

Solar heating and earth insulation for economical houses  

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The implementation of manufactured solar energy systems for home use has been stagnated by high costs. The Rural Housing Research Unit has directed a major portion of its research efforts toward site built warm air solar systems. These systems are integrated into the house structure and have been found to be effective and economical. Several earth embanked structures have been built and evaluated. This paper describes the design considerations, the construction experience, and the results achieved.

Newman, J.O.

1982-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

371

Solar water heaters | Open Energy Information  

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heaters heaters Jump to: navigation, search (The following text is derived from the United States Department of Energy's description of Solar Water Heating technology.)[1] Solar Water Heater One of the most cost-effective ways to include renewable technologies into a building is by incorporating solar hot water. A typical residential solar water-heating system reduces the need for conventional water heating by about two-thirds. It minimizes the expense of electricity or fossil fuel to heat the water and reduces the associated environmental impacts. Solar Water Heating for Buildings Most solar water-heating systems for buildings have two main parts: (1) a solar collector and (2) a storage tank. The most common collector used in solar hot water systems is the flat-plate collector. Solar water heaters use the sun to heat either water

372

Performance analysis of solar-assisted chemical heat-pump dryer  

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A solar-assisted chemical heat-pump dryer has been designed, fabricated and tested. The performance of the system has been studied under the meteorological conditions of Malaysia. The system consists of four main components: solar collector (evacuated tubes type), storage tank, solid-gas chemical heat pump unit and dryer chamber. A solid-gas chemical heat pump unit consists of reactor, condenser and evaporator. The reaction used in this study (CaCl2-NH{sub 3}). A simulation has been developed, and the predicted results are compared with those obtained from experiments. The maximum efficiency for evacuated tubes solar collector of 80% has been predicted against the maximum experiment of 74%. The maximum values of solar fraction from the simulation and experiment are 0.795 and 0.713, respectively, whereas the coefficient of performance of chemical heat pump (COP{sup h}) maximum values 2.2 and 2 are obtained from simulation and experiments, respectively. The results show that any reduction of energy at condenser as a result of the decrease in solar radiation will decrease the coefficient of performance of chemical heat pump as well as decrease the efficiency of drying. (author)

Fadhel, M.I. [Solar Energy Research Institute, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 Bangi, Selangor (Malaysia); Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Multimedia University, Jalan Ayer Keroh Lama, 75450, Melaka (Malaysia); Sopian, K.; Daud, W.R.W. [Solar Energy Research Institute, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 Bangi, Selangor (Malaysia)

2010-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

373

Solarized swimming: let the sun heat your pool for next to nothing  

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Means are discussed for using solar energy to provide a comfortable temperature (75/sup 0/ to 85/sup 0/F) in the residential swimming pool. Means of heat escape from a swimming pool are given (10% radiation, 5% conduction, 20% convection, and 65% evaporation). Heating the 20,000 gallons of water in an average sized pool by conventional means can be prohibitively expensive. The advantages of using a clear pool cover to cut heat losses (largely by evaporation) are stressed. Costs and materials of covers are discussed. Coupled with the use of a pool cover, a solar heating unit is recommended. A typical unit is illustrated in which the solar flat-plate collectors are installed on a nearby garage or cabana roof. In a typical pool, a large part of the plumbing is already installed. Sources for additional information on solar heaters for swimming pools are given and typical energy savings for a pool equipped with cover and a solar heating system are tabulated for various areas of the country. (MJJ)

Langa, F.S.

1982-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

374

TOWARDS CIGS SOLAR CELLS WITH REDUCED FILM THICKNESS: A STUDY OF OPTICAL PROPERTIES AND OF PHOTONIC STRUCTURES FOR LIGHT TRAPPING  

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TOWARDS CIGS SOLAR CELLS WITH REDUCED FILM THICKNESS: A STUDY OF OPTICAL PROPERTIES AND OF PHOTONIC ABSTRACT: In view of large-scale exploitation of CuIn1-xGaxSe2 (CIGS) solar cells for photovoltaic energy. In this work we perform a full study of optical properties of CIGS solar cells grown by a hybrid sputtering

375

Natural Zeolites in Solar Energy Heating, Cooling, and Energy Storage  

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...extensively to control the humidity of warehouses, hotels, supermarkets, electronic...day will provide about 1.5 kWh/m2 of heating and cooling...hot water needs in almost any climate area. Such a home, shown in...with a heat output of 0.262 kWh/kg, is most suitable for...

Dimiter I. Tchernev

376

Spectrally selective laminated glazing consisting of solar control and heat mirror coated glass: preparation, characterization and modelling of heat transfer  

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In this study, solar control coatings were prepared by sequential depositions of thin films of ZnS (40 nm)–CuS (150 nm) and ZnS (40 nm)–Bi2S3 (75 nm)–CuS (150 nm) from chemical baths on 3 mm thick commercial sheet glass. These were laminated to 3 mm thick clear glass or commercially available SnO2 based heat mirror coating of sheet resistance 15 ? on float glass of 3 mm thickness using a poly(ethylene vinyl acetate), EVA, sheet of 0.36 mm thickness in a vacuum process at 120 °C for 30 min. In total, the thickness of the glazing was 6.35 mm. The glazings possess visible transmittance, weighted for D65 solar spectra and sensitivity of the human eye for daylight vision, of 36% or 14% with solar absorptance of 71% or 78% depending on the coating type, i.e ZnS–CuS or ZnS–Bi2S3–CuS-heat mirror respectively. The solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC) was evaluated for these glazings at exterior temperatures of 15 and 32 °C for an exterior convective heat transfer coefficient (hex) of 6–100 Wm?2 K?1 using a mathematical model. The model predicts the extent of reduction in SHGC through the presence of the heat mirror coating as a function of hex and hence helps to decide on the relative benefit, which may be derived through their use in different locations. Though the deposition technique mentioned here involves longer duration compared with vacuum techniques, it may be developed into a low throughput, low-capital alternate technology for small-scale production.

G. Alvarez; J.J. Flores; J.O. Aguilar; O. Gómez-Daza; C.A. Estrada; M.T.S. Nair; P.K. Nair

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

377

Turning low solar heat gain windows into energy savers in winter  

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The reduction in summer peak cooling loads of buildings with a large ratio of window to floor areas is often achieved by windows with a low solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC). These windows are typically double glazed with the exterior pane tinted or selectively absorbing. Absorbed solar radiation is rejected to the environment. This is undesirable in the cold season. The authors suggest that by turning south-facing windows by 180{degree} for the duration of the cold season, the solar heat gain of these windows can be increased significantly. By means of a computer simulation, they estimate seasonal energy savings for a model room in several climates. The effect of building heat capacity on the savings is also studied. Windows whose positions can be reversed for ease of cleaning are commercially available. This study shows that in a suitable climate the achievable savings easily compensate for the additional effort and possible investment over the lifetime of the window.

Feuermann, D.; Novoplansky, A. [Ben-Gurion Univ. of the Negev, Sede Boker (Israel). Jacob Blaustein Inst. for Desert Research

1996-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

378

Prediction of the Proton-to-Total Turbulent Heating in the Solar Wind  

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This paper employs a recent turbulent heating prescription to predict the ratio of proton-to-total heating due to the kinetic dissipation of Alfvenic turbulence as a function of heliocentric distance. Comparing to a recent empirical estimate for this turbulent heating ratio in the high-speed solar wind, the prediction shows good agreement with the empirical estimate for R >~ 0.8 AU, but predicts less ion heating than the empirical estimate at smaller heliocentric radii. At these smaller radii, the turbulent heating prescription, calculated in the gyrokinetic limit, fails because the turbulent cascade is predicted to reach the proton cyclotron frequency before Landau damping terminates the cascade. These findings suggest that the turbulent cascade can reach the proton cyclotron frequency at R ~ 0.8 AU, this turbulent heating prescription contains all of the necessary physical mechanisms needed to reproduce the empirically estimated proton-to-total heating ratio.

Howes, G G

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

379

California Solar Initiative- Low-Income Solar Water Heating Rebate Program  

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The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) voted in October 2011 to create the California Solar Initiative (CSI) Thermal Low-Income program for single and multifamily residential properties....

380

Installation guidelines for solar heating system, single-family residence at William O'Brien State Park, Stillwater, Minnesota  

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The Solar Heating System installer guidelines are provided for each subsystem and testing and filling the system are included. This single-family residential heating system is a solar-assisted, hydronic-to-warm-air system with solar-assisted domestic water heating. It is composed of the following major components: liquid cooled flat plate collectors; water storage tank; passive solar-fired domestic water preheater; electric hot water heater; heat pump with electric backup; solar hot water coil unit; tube-and-shell heat exchanger, three pumps, and associated pipes and valving in an energy transport module; control system; and air-cooled heat purge unit. Information is also provided on the operating procedures, controls, caution requirements, and routine and schedule maintenance. Information consists of written procedures, schematics, detail drawings, pictures and manufacturer's component data.

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1980-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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381

Solar swimming pool heating -- A copper collector after 26 years  

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This paper is a progress report and a technology overview for a do-it-yourself solar swimming pool heater built by the author. Since March 1973 the heater has operated successfully day in day out for over 26 years, as a simple component in the pool circulation system, for three successive homeowners. The heater project was sponsored by the Copper Development Association (CDA), and used a copper flat plate collector design mounted on a small building, which provided both the roofing and the solar collection function. The heater was built in Pasadena, California, at 34.2 degrees north latitude and 118.2 degrees west longitude. A do-it-yourself manual was written so others could build such heaters, and about 100,000 copies of this manual have been distributed. The manual has helped many to get a better understanding of solar energy, has allowed many around the world to build similar swimming pool heater, and caused this author to get into the solar energy field.

Winter, F. de

1999-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

382

Solar Heating Rates: The Importance of Spherical Geometry  

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A crucial component of any GCM is a scheme for calculating atmospheric heating rates. Since a detailed treatment of all processes involved is time consuming, many approximations are usually made. An approximation used in virtually all GCM ...

D. J. Lary; M. Balluch

1993-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

383

DEVELOPMENT OF SOLAR DRIVEN ABSORPTION AIR CONDITIONERS AND HEAT PUMPS  

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AIR CONDITIONERS AND HEAT PUMPS K. Dao, M. Wahlig, E. Wali,are liquid paths. DM: multistage pump driver, driven by highvapor. DW: main circulation pump driven by strong absorbent.

Dao, K.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

384

Solar heat gain coefficient of complex fenestrations with a venetian blind for differing slat tilt angles  

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Measured bidirectional transmittances and reflectances of a buff-colored venetian blind together with a layer calculation scheme developed in previous publications are utilized to produce directional-hemispherical properties for the venetian blind layer and solar heat gain coefficients for the blind in combination with clear double glazing. Results are presented for three blind slat tilt angles and for the blind mounted either interior to the double glazing or between the glass panes. Implications of the results for solar heat gain calculations are discussed in the context of sun positions for St. Louis, MO.

Klems, J.H.; Warner, J.L.

1996-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

385

Development of Molten-Salt Heat Trasfer Fluid Technology for Parabolic Trough Solar Power Plants  

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"This PowerPoint presentation was originally given by Dylan Grogan, principal investigator at Abengoa Solar, during a SunShot Initiative Concentrating Solar Power program review on April 24, 2013. The project, Development of Molten-Salt Heat Transfer Fluid Technology for Parabolic Trough Solar Power Plants, seeks to determine whether the inorganic fluids (molten salts) offer a sufficient reduction in levelized energy costs to pursue further development, and to develop the components required for their use. The presentation focuses on presenting conclusions from Phase 1 of the program and looks ahead to review Phase 2 activities."

386

Active charge/passive discharge solar heating systems: thermal analysis and performance comparisons  

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This study analyzes the performance of active charge/passive discharge solar space heating systems. This type of system combines liquid-cooled solar collector panels with a massive integral storage component that passively heats the building interior by radiation and free convection. The TRNSYS simulation program is used to evaluate system performance and to provide input for the development of a simplified analysis method. This method, which provides monthly calculations of delivered solar energy, is based on Klein's Phi-bar procedure and data from hourly TRNSYS simulations. The method can be applied to systems using a floor slab, a structural wall, or a water tank as the storage component. Important design parameters include collector area and orientation, building heat loss, collector and heat-exchanger efficiencies, storage capacity, and storage-to-room coupling. Performance simulation results are used for comparisons with active and passive solar designs. Economic comparisons are based on these data and additional system features, such as cooling augmentation and integration of heating components with structural members.

Swisher, J.

1981-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

387

Solar heating system at Security State Bank, Starkville, Mississippi. Final report  

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Information is provided on the Solar Energy Heating System (airtype) installed at the branch bank building, northwest corner of Highway 12 and Spring Street, Starkville, Mississippi. This installation was completed in June, 1979. The 312 square feet of Solaron flat plate air collectors provide for 788 square feet of space heating, an estimated 55 percent of the heating load. Solar heated air is distributed to the 96 cubic foot steel cylinder, which contains two inch diameter rocks. An air handler unit moves the air over the collector and into the steel cylinder. Four motorized dampers and two gravity dampers are also part of the system. A Solaron controller which has sensors located at the collectors, rock storage, and at the return air, automatically controls the system. Auxiliary heating energy is provided by electric resistance duct heaters. This project is part of the US Department of Energy's Solar Demonstration Program with the government sharing $14,201 of the $17,498 solar energy system installation cost. This system was acceptance tested February, 1980, and the demonstration period ends in 1985.

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1980-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

388

Longitudinal variation of tides in the MLT region: 2. Relative effects of solar radiative and latent heating  

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of solar radiative and latent heating Xiaoli Zhang,1 Jeffrey M. Forbes,1 and Maura E. Hagan2 Received 11 study examines the relative importance of radiative heating and latent heating in accounting (GSWM) and new tidal heating rates derived from International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project (ISCCP

Forbes, Jeffrey

389

Effect of nanoparticle dispersion on specific heat capacity of a binary nitrate salt eutectic for concentrated solar power applications  

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In this study we investigate nanoparticle dispersions in a molten binary nitrate salt eutectic. It has been recently reported that nanoparticle dispersions in molten salt mixtures can significantly enhance the specific heat capacity of the salt mixtures. These molten salt mixtures can be used as heat transfer fluid (HTF)/thermal energy storage (TES) in a concentrated solar power (CSP) plant and enhancing their specific heat capacity can significantly reduce the cost of electricity produced by CSP. However, the mechanism for the enhanced specific heat capacity is still under investigation and has not been clearly explained. In this paper, we investigate the effect of nanoparticle size on the specific heat capacity of nanoparticle/molten salt eutectic mixture. Four different sizes of nanoparticles (5 nm, 10 nm, 30 nm, and 60 nm) were dispersed in a molten nitrate salt eutectic at 1% concentration by weight. The molten nitrate salt eutectic consisted of sodium nitrate (NaNO3) and potassium nitrate (KNO3) at compositions of 60% and 40% by weight. A modulated differential scanning calorimeter (MDSC) was employed to measure the specific heat capacity of the pure molten salt eutectic and the nanomaterials (pure molten salt eutectic mixed with nanoparticles). The specific heat capacity of the nanomaterials was enhanced with increase of nanoparticle size. The observed enhancement was found to be 8% for 5 nm, 12% for 10 nm, 19% for 30 nm and 27% for the 60 nm. Material characterization analyses were carried out to investigate microstructural change of the nanomaterials. It was observed that special nanostructures were formed by molten salt mixtures in the nanomaterial samples and the amount of observed nanostructures was increased with the measured specific heat capacity. This indicates that nanostructures formed in the nanomaterials may be responsible for the enhanced specific heat capacity of the nanomaterials.

Bharath Dudda; Donghyun Shin

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

390

Solar water heaters | Open Energy Information  

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water heaters water heaters (Redirected from - Solar Hot Water) Jump to: navigation, search (The following text is derived from the United States Department of Energy's description of Solar Water Heating technology.)[1] Solar Water Heater One of the most cost-effective ways to include renewable technologies into a building is by incorporating solar hot water. A typical residential solar water-heating system reduces the need for conventional water heating by about two-thirds. It minimizes the expense of electricity or fossil fuel to heat the water and reduces the associated environmental impacts. Solar Water Heating for Buildings Most solar water-heating systems for buildings have two main parts: (1) a solar collector and (2) a storage tank. The most common collector used in solar hot water systems is the

391

Numerical study of heat loss from a non-evacuated receiver of a solar collector  

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Abstract Heat loss from receivers of solar collectors is a major reason for drop in their efficiency. Receiver pipes enclosed in glass tubes with evacuated annulus show considerable reduction in heat losses. However, manufacturing and maintenance costs for such receivers are high. An inexpensive alternative is a similar receiver with non-evacuated annulus. This paper presents a numerical study of heat loss from a non-evacuated receiver typically used in parabolic trough collectors, generating moderate temperatures and designed particularly for process heat applications. In order to come closer to the realistic situation, rather than assuming uniform temperature distribution on it, receiver pipe temperature has been assumed to be varying along the surface. Sinusoidal and square wave functions are employed in modeling, since actual temperature distributions on solar receiver pipes are combinations of these two functions. Main goal of the paper is to optimize the design of the non-evacuated solar receiver for minimum heat loss, by using CFD technique. Also effects on heat loss from receivers due to different parameters like average temperature (Ta) of the pipe, non-uniformity in the temperature (?) along its surface, hour angle (?), denoting position of the sun in the sky and radius ratio (RR) of radius of receiver pipe to that of outer glass tube have been studied. It is seen that as non-uniformity in temperature distribution increases in both types of temperature distribution, heat losses from receiver pipes decrease up to 10%. Also as hour angle increases from 0° to 90°, heat loss decreases by 20% in case of sinusoidal temperature distribution and 24% in case of square wave temperature distribution. The effect of radius ratio (RR) on heat loss has been studied. In present study, we found out that 1.375 is critical radius ratio for which heat losses from receiver are minimum

Ramchandra G. Patil; Dhanaji M. Kale; Sudhir V. Panse; Jyeshtharaj B. Joshi

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

392

USING CENTER HOLE HEAT TRANSFER TO REDUCE FORMATION TIMES FOR CERAMIC WASTE FORMS FROM PYROPROCESSING  

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The waste produced from processing spent fuel from the EBR II reactor must be processed into a waste form suitable for long term storage in Yucca Mountain. The method chosen produces zeolite granules mixed with glass frit, which must then be converted into a solid. This is accomplished by loading it into a can and heating to 900 C in a furnace regulated at 915 C. During heatup to 900 C, the zeolite and glass frit react and consolidate to produce a sodalite monolith. The resultant ceramic waste form (CWF) is then cooled. The waste is 52 cm in diameter and initially 300 cm long but consolidates to 150 cm long during the heating process. After cooling it is then inserted in a 5-DHLW/DOE SNF Long Canister. Without intervention, the waste takes 82 hours to heat up to 900 C in a furnace designed to geometrically fit the cylindrical waste form. This paper investigates the reduction in heating times possible with four different methods of additional heating through a center hole. The hole size is kept small to maximize the amount of CWF that is processed in a single run. A hole radius of 1.82 cm was selected which removes only 1% of the CWF. A reference computation was done with a specified inner hole surface temperature of 915 C to provide a benchmark for the amount of improvement which can be made. It showed that the heatup time can potentially be reduced to 43 hours with center hole heating. The first method, simply pouring high temperature liquid aluminum into the hole, did not produce any noticeable effect on reducing heat up times. The second method, flowing liquid aluminum through the hole, works well as long as the velocity is high enough (2.5 cm/sec) to prevent solidification of the aluminum during the initial front movement of the aluminum into the center hole. The velocity can be reduced to 1 cm/sec after the initial front has traversed the ceramic. This procedure reduces the formation time to near that of the reference case. The third method, flowing a gas through the center hole, also works well as long as the heat capacity times the velocity of the gas is equivalent to that of the flowing aluminum, and the velocity is high enough to produce an intermediate size heat transfer coefficient. The fourth method, using an electric heater, works well and heater sizes between 500 to 1000 Watts are adequate. These later three methods all can reduce the heatup time to 44 hours.

Kenneth J. Bateman; Charles W. Solbrig

2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

393

The Effect of Transition Region Heating on the Solar Wind from Coronal Holes  

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Using a 16 moment solar wind model extending from the chromosphere to 1 AU, we study how the solar wind is affected by direct deposition of energy in the transition region, in both radially expanding geometries and rapidly expanding coronal holes. Energy is required in the transition region to lift the plasma up to the corona, where additional coronal heating takes place. The amount of energy deposited determines the transition region pressure and the number of particles reaching the corona and, hence, how the solar wind energy flux is divided between gravitational potential and kinetic energy. We find that when only protons are heated perpendicularly to the magnetic field in a rapidly expanding coronal hole, the protons quickly become collisionless and therefore conduct very little energy into the transition region, leading to a wind much faster than what is observed. Only by additional deposition of energy in the transition region can a reasonable mass flux and flow speed at 1 AU be obtained. Radiative loss in the transition region is negligible in these low-mass flux solutions. In a radially expanding geometry the same form of coronal heating results in a downward heat flux to the transition region substantially larger than what is needed to heat the upwelling plasma, resulting in a higher transition region pressure, a slow, massive solar wind, and radiative loss playing a dominant role in the transition region energy budget. No additional energy input is needed in the transition region in this case. In the coronal hole geometry the solar wind response to transition region heating is highly nonlinear, and even a tiny input of energy can have a very large influence on the asymptotic properties of the wind. By contrast, the radially expanding wind is quite insensitive to additional deposition of energy in the transition region.

Øystein Lie-Svendsen; Viggo H. Hansteen; Egil Leer; Thomas E. Holzer

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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State-of-the-Art Solar Simulator Reduces Measurement Time and Uncertainty (Fact Sheet)  

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One-Sun Multisource Solar Simulator (OSMSS) brings accurate energy-rating predictions that account for the nonlinear behavior of multijunction photovoltaic devices. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is one of only a few International Organization for Standardization (ISO)-accredited calibration labs in the world for primary and secondary reference cells and modules. As such, it is critical to seek new horizons in developing simulators and measurement methods. Current solar simulators are not well suited for accurately measuring multijunction devices. To set the electrical current to each junction independently, simulators must precisely tune the spectral content with no overlap between the wavelength regions. Current simulators do not have this capability, and the overlaps lead to large measurement uncertainties of {+-}6%. In collaboration with LabSphere, NREL scientists have designed and implemented the One-Sun Multisource Solar Simulator (OSMSS), which enables automatic spectral adjustment with nine independent wavelength regions. This fiber-optic simulator allows researchers and developers to set the current to each junction independently, reducing errors relating to spectral effects. NREL also developed proprietary software that allows this fully automated simulator to rapidly 'build' a spectrum under which all junctions of a multijunction device are current matched and behave as they would under a reference spectrum. The OSMSS will reduce the measurement uncertainty for multijunction devices, while significantly reducing the current-voltage measurement time from several days to minutes. These features will enable highly accurate energy-rating predictions that take into account the nonlinear behavior of multijunction photovoltaic devices.

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2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Metal and Glass Manufacturers Reduce Costs by Increasing Energy Efficiency in Process Heating Systems  

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Process heating plays a key role in producing steel, aluminum, and glass and in manufacturing products made from these materials. Faced with regulatory and competitive pressures to control emissions and reduce operating costs, metal and glass manufacturers are considering a variety of options for reducing overall energy consumption. As 38% of the energy used in U.S. industrial plants is consumed for process heating applications, metal and glass manufacturers are discovering that process heating technologies provide significant opportunities for improving industrial productivity, energy efficiency, and global competitiveness. This fact sheet is the first in a series to describe such opportunities that can be realized in industrial systems by conducting plant-wide assessments (PWA).

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Influence of solar heating on the performance of integrated solar cell microstrip patch antennas  

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The integration of microstrip patch antennas with photovoltaics has been proposed for applications in autonomous wireless communication systems located on building facades. Full integration was achieved using polycrystalline silicon solar cells as both antenna ground plane and direct current power generation in the same device. An overview of the proposed photovoltaic antenna designs is provided and the variation characterised of the electromagnetic properties of the device with temperature and solar radiation. Measurements for both copper and solar antennas are reported on three different commercial laminates with contrasting values for thermal coefficient of the dielectric constant. (author)

Roo-Ons, M.J.; Shynu, S.V.; Ammann, M.J. [Antenna and High Frequency Research Centre, School of Electronic and Communications Engineering, Dublin Institute of Technology (Ireland); Seredynski, M. [Institute of Heat Engineering, Warsaw University of Technology (Poland); McCormack, S.J. [Dept. of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, Trinity College Dublin (Ireland); Norton, B. [Dublin Energy Lab., Focas Institute, Dublin Institute of Technology (Ireland)

2010-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Barriers to solar process heat projects: Fifteen highly promising (but cancelled) projects  

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We analyzed technical, economic, and institutional barriers encountered by the solar industry in penetrating the market of solar thermal systems as applied in industry, commerce, and government. The barriers discussed are not theoretical or developed by conducting marketing research surveys of potential users. Rather, they are barriers that precluded implementing actual solar projects for 15 ``highly promising`` prospective users. The efforts to determine their technical and economic feasibility were funded by the US Department of Energy (DOE) Solar Process Heat (SPH) program. Each year, the SPH program conducts a prefeasibility studies activity -- an engineering assessment of the technical and economic feasibility of a solar system for a specific application for a specific end-user. These studies also assess institutional issues that impact the feasibility of the proposed project and develop an action plan for the project`s implementation. In FY 1991 and FY 1992, the program funded a total of 11 studies in which solar projects were investigated for 21 potential users. Of these 21 potential users, only three have made firm commitments to acquire solar systems, yielding a 14% success rate (decisions by three other companies are still pending). The low success rate is disappointing because the solar companies had complete freedom to select ``highly promising`` potential users. We therefore evaluated the reasons for the low success rate and the implications for market penetration.

Carwile, C. [USDOE, Washington, DC (United States). Office of Industrial Technologies] [USDOE, Washington, DC (United States). Office of Industrial Technologies; Hewett, R. [National Renewable Energy Lab., Golden, CO (United States)] [National Renewable Energy Lab., Golden, CO (United States)

1994-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance investigation of thermal energy storage system with Phase Change Material (PCM) for solar water heating application  

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Abstract In order to harvest solar energy, thermal energy storage (TES) system with Phase Change Material (PCM) has been receiving greater attention because of its large energy storage capacity and isothermal behavior during charging and discharging processes. In the present experimental study, shell and tube TES system using paraffin wax was used in a water heating system to analyze its performance for solar water heating application. Energy and exergy including their cost analyses for the TES system were performed. Accordingly, total life cycle cost was calculated for different flow rates of the Heat Transfer Fluid (HTF). With 0.033 kg/min and 0.167 kg/min flow rates of water as HTF, energy efficiencies experienced were 63.88% and 77.41%, respectively, but in exergy analysis, efficiencies were observed to be about 9.58% and 6.02%, respectively. Besides, the total life cycle cost was predicted to be $ 654.61 for 0.033 kg/min flow rate, which could be reduced to $ 609.22 by increasing the flow rate to 0.167 kg/min. Therefore it can be summarized that total life cycle cost decreases with the increase of flow rate.

M.H. Mahfuz; M.R. Anisur; M.A. Kibria; R. Saidur; I.H.S.C. Metselaar

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DRAIN-BACK PROTECTED LOW-FLOW SOLAR HEATING SYSTEM WITH DISTRIBUTED ELEVATED THERMALLY STRATIFIED STORAGE  

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ABSTRACT Design considerations concerning a drain-back freeze and overheat protection system are given with emphasis on nitrogen management and thermal stratification of an elevated distributed storage. The actual system of GNT in Berg, Federal Republic of Germany is described. KEYWORDS Solar Heating; Freeze Protection; Overheat Protection; Drain-Back System;

W.B. VELTKAMP; J. VAN BERKEL; A.T. KEESMAN

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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THE DYNAMIC QUIET SUN: CONTRIBUTION TO CORONAL HEATING ANF SOLAR WIND  

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THE DYNAMIC QUIET SUN: CONTRIBUTION TO CORONAL HEATING ANF SOLAR WIND Maria Madjarska Wednesday, September 19, 2012 #12;The dynamic Sun at all scales Wednesday, September 19, 2012 #12;The dynamic Sun at all scales Wednesday, September 19, 2012 #12;The dynamic Sun at all scales Wednesday, September 19

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Coronal Heating Driven by Magnetic-gradient Pumping Mechanism in Solar Plasmas  

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The solar coronal heating is a longstanding mystery in astrophysics. Considering that the solar magnetic field is spatially inhomogeneous with considerable magnetic gradient from solar surface to the corona, this work proposes a magnetic gradient pumping (MGP) mechanism and try to explain the formation of hot plasma upflows, such as the hot type II spicules and hot plasma ejections, etc. In MGP mechanism, the magnetic gradients drive the energetic particles to move upwards from the underlying solar atmosphere and form hot upflows. These upflow energetic particles deposit in corona and make it becoming very hot. Roughly estimations indicate that the solar corona can be heated to above 1 million degrees, and the upflow velocity is about 40 km/s in chromosphere and about 130 km/s in the corona. The solar magnetic flux tubes act as pumpers to extract energetic particles from the underlying thermal photosphere, convey them and deposit in the corona. The deposition of energetic particles will make the corona become...

Tan, Baolin

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Transient hydrodynamic, heat and mass transfer in a salinity gradient solar pond: A numerical study  

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Abstract The impoverishment of our planet in non-renewable energies has incited researchers to design salinity gradient solar ponds to collect and store solar energy at a lower cost. It is in this context that the present research work lies to focus on the numerical study of the transient hydrodynamic, heat and mass transfer in a salinity gradient solar pond. The problem is tackled using the dimensionless governing equations of Navier–Stokes, thermal energy and mass transfer, which are solved numerically by finite-volume method to provide the temperature, concentration and velocity fields in transient regime. The pond is filled with salty water of various salinities to form three zones of salty water: Upper Convective Zone (UCZ), Non-Convective Zone (NCZ) and Lower Convective Zone (LCZ). To prevent convective movements induced by the internal heating of salty water due to solar radiation absorption, a salinity gradient is used in the solar pond. Representative results illustrating the influence of internal Rayleigh number on the thermal performance of the pond and the effect of the aspect ratio on the distribution of temperature and velocity fields in the salinity gradient solar pond (SGSP) are discussed. In addition, results for the transient average temperature of UCZ and LCZ are presented and discussed for various parametric conditions.

Ridha Boudhiaf; Mounir Baccar

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Role of Turbulence in Coronal Heating and Solar Wind Expansion  

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Plasma in the Sun's hot corona expands into the heliosphere as a supersonic and highly magnetized solar wind. This paper provides an overview of our current understanding of how the corona is heated and how the solar wind is accelerated. Recent models of magnetohydrodynamic turbulence have progressed to the point of successfully predicting many observed properties of this complex, multi-scale system. However, it is not clear whether the heating in open-field regions comes mainly from the dissipation of turbulent fluctuations that are launched from the solar surface, or whether the chaotic "magnetic carpet" in the low corona energizes the system via magnetic reconnection. To help pin down the physics, we also review some key observational results from ultraviolet spectroscopy of the collisionless outer corona.

Cranmer, S R; Miralles, M P; Raymond, J C; Strachan, L; Tian, H; Woolsey, L N

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar heating for a commercial-sized swimming pool. Final report  

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The task of the project was to build a solar heating system for a large community pool. Racks for the sixty collectors were constructed of redwood as described in the section on carpentry work. The plumbing section details the ease of putting together the collectors as well as the difficulty of hooking up the pipe to the pumps and inline filters. An automatic controller unit turns the pumps on and off depending on the availability of sunlight. After two years of work, the system is operable, but the pool cover purchased in the first year may be more effective than the entire solar heating system. Optimal solar efficiency may not be practical. The details of this finding are discussed in the section on conclusions, pitfalls, and recommendations.

Kane, J.M.

1983-11-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar cell as self-oscillating heat engine  

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Solar cells are engines converting energy supplied by the photon flux into work. Any type of engine is also a self-oscillating system which yields a periodic motion at the expense of a usually non-periodic source of energy. This aspect is absent in the existing descriptions and the main goal of this paper is to show that plasma oscillations provide this necessary ingredient of work extraction process. Our approach is based on Markovian master equations which can be derived in a rigorous way from the underlying Hamiltonian models and are consistent with the laws of thermodynamics.

Robert Alicki; David Gelbwaser-Klimovsky; Krzysztof Szczygielski

2015-01-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Potential of thermal insulation and solar thermal energy in domestic hot water and space heating and cooling sectors in Lebanon in the period 2010 - 2030.  

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??The potential of thermal insulation and solar thermal energy in domestic water heating, space heating and cooling in residential and commercial buildings Lebanon is studied… (more)

Zaatari, Z.A.R.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Investigation of new heat exchanger design performance for solar thermal chemical heat pump.  

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?? The emergence of Thermally Driven Cooling system has received more attention recently due to its ability to utilize low grade heat from engine, incinerator… (more)

Cordova, Cordova

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

408

Solar water heating potential in South Africa in dynamic energy market conditions  

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This paper is an attempt to determine the potential for solar water heating (SWH) in South Africa and the prospects for its implementation between 2010 and 2030. It outlines the energy market conditions, the energy requirements related to residential and commercial water heating in the country and the solar water heating market dynamics and challenges. It was estimated that 98% of the potential is in the residential sector and the rest in the commercial sector. The total thermal demand for 20 years for water heating was estimated to 2.2 EJ. A ‘Moderate SWH implementation’ will provide 0.83 EJ of clean energy until 2030 and estimated cost savings of 231 billion rand. For an ‘Accelerated SWH implementation’ these figures are 1.3 EJ and 369 billion rand. The estimated accumulated reduction of CO2 emissions due to SWH can be as high as 297 Mt. The increased affordability of residential hot water due to SWH is an important social factor and solar water heating has a strong social effect.

Georgi Donev; Wilfried G.J.H.M. van Sark; Kornelis Blok; Ognjan Dintchev

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of Molten-Salt Heat Transfer Fluid Technology for Parabolic Trough Solar Power Plants - Public Final Technical Report  

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Executive Summary This Final Report for the "Development of Molten-Salt Heat Transfer Fluid (HTF) Technology for Parabolic Trough Solar Power Plants” describes the overall project accomplishments, results and conclusions. Phase 1 analyzed the feasibility, cost and performance of a parabolic trough solar power plant with a molten salt heat transfer fluid (HTF); researched and/or developed feasible component options, detailed cost estimates and workable operating procedures; and developed hourly performance models. As a result, a molten salt plant with 6 hours of storage was shown to reduce Thermal Energy Storage (TES) cost by 43.2%, solar field cost by 14.8%, and levelized cost of energy (LCOE) by 9.8% - 14.5% relative to a similar state-of-the-art baseline plant. The LCOE savings range met the project’s Go/No Go criteria of 10% LCOE reduction. Another primary focus of Phase 1 and 2 was risk mitigation. The large risk areas associated with a molten salt parabolic trough plant were addressed in both Phases, such as; HTF freeze prevention and recovery, collector components and piping connections, and complex component interactions. Phase 2 analyzed in more detail the technical and economic feasibility of a 140 MWe,gross molten-salt CSP plant with 6 hours of TES. Phase 2 accomplishments included developing technical solutions to the above mentioned risk areas, such as freeze protection/recovery, corrosion effects of applicable molten salts, collector design improvements for molten salt, and developing plant operating strategies for maximized plant performance and freeze risk mitigation. Phase 2 accomplishments also included developing and thoroughly analyzing a molten salt, Parabolic Trough power plant performance model, in order to achieve the project cost and performance targets. The plant performance model and an extensive basic Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) quote were used to calculate a real levelized cost of energy (LCOE) of 11.50¢/kWhe , which achieved the Phase 2 Go/No Go target of less than 0.12¢/kWhe. Abengoa Solar has high confidence that the primary risk areas have been addressed in the project and a commercial plant utilizing molten salt is economically and technically feasible. The strong results from the Phase 1 and 2 research, testing, and analyses, summarized in this report, led Abengoa Solar to recommend that the project proceed to Phase 3. However, a commercially viable collector interconnection was not fully validated by the end of Phase 2, combined with the uncertainty in the federal budget, forced the DOE and Abengoa Solar to close the project. Thus the resources required to construct and operate a molten salt pilot plant will be solely supplied by Abengoa Solar.

Grogan, Dylan C. P.

2013-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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A Better Steam Engine: Designing a Distributed Concentrating Solar Combined Heat and Power System  

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Solar Rankine thermodynamics matches Californiaconsidered, using average California solar insolation dataelectricity. Solar Rankine thermodynamics matches California

Norwood, Zachary Mills

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling and co-simulation of a parabolic trough solar plant for industrial process heat  

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In the present paper a tri-dimensional non-linear dynamic thermohydraulic model of a parabolic trough collector was developed in the high-level acausal object-oriented language Modelica and coupled to a solar industrial process heat plant modeled in TRNSYS. The integration is performed in an innovative co-simulation environment based on the TLK interconnect software connector middleware. A discrete Monte Carlo ray-tracing model was developed in SolTrace to compute the solar radiation heterogeneous local concentration ratio in the parabolic trough collector absorber outer surface. The obtained results show that the efficiency predicted by the model agrees well with experimental data with a root mean square error of 1.2%. The dynamic performance was validated with experimental data from the Acurex solar field, located at the Plataforma Solar de Almeria, South-East Spain, and presents a good agreement. An optimization of the IST collector mass flow rate was performed based on the minimization of an energy loss cost function showing an optimal mass flow rate of 0.22 kg/s m2. A parametric analysis showed the influence on collector efficiency of several design properties, such as the absorber emittance and absorptance. Different parabolic trough solar field model structures were compared showing that, from a thermal point of view, the one-dimensional model performs close to the bi-dimensional. Co-simulations conducted on a reference industrial process heat scenario on a South European climate show an annual solar fraction of 67% for a solar plant consisting on a solar field of 1000 m2, with thermal energy storage, coupled to a continuous industrial thermal demand of 100 kW.

R. Silva; M. Pérez; A. Fernández-Garcia

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Liquid Metal as a Heat Transport Fluid for Thermal Solar Power Applications  

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Abstract In order to increase the thermal efficiency and produce process heat for hydrogen production, the operating temperature of the heat transfer fluid in thermal solar plants needs to increase. In addition reaching 900 °C would also increase the heat storage density and the efficiency of the thermodynamic cycle by using a combined cycle for electricity production. The benefits of hydrogen (e.g., for fuel cells) and a more efficient thermodynamic cycle would allow a plant to have a higher energy output per square acre of land use, thereby increasing its economic competiveness. Today, solar thermal plants do not operate at these high temperatures due to the fact that conventional heat transport fluids begin to disintegrate around 600 °C [1,2]. For non-solar applications, low melting-temperature metals, such as wood's metal and lead- bismuth eutectic alloy, have been examined as heat-transport media, because of the large temperature ranges over which they remain liquid. Lead-bismuth eutectic alloy (LBE; 45% Pb, 55% Bi) melts at 125 °C and does not boil until 1670 °C, making it an ideal heat-transfer medium for application in thermal solar power [3]. The main obstacle to using LBE is finding structural materials that can withstand the harsh corrosion environments at high temperatures. In this work the key issues of materials exposed to liquid metal are described while initial data on carious steels tested in liquid metal are provided. While corrosion is a significant issue in this environment, mechanical failure of steels in liquid metal are discussed as well.

D. Frazer; E. Stergar; C. Cionea; P. Hosemann

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Calorimetric determination of the solar heat gain coefficient g with steady-state laboratory measurements  

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Abstract The paper describes procedures for the direct calorimetric measurement of the solar heat gain coefficient g in detail. g is also called SHGC, solar factor, g-value or total solar energy transmittance TSET. All these terms are used synonymously in this document although there are some differences in the details of the definitions of these properties (e.g. different reference wind conditions or reference solar spectra). The document aims to summarize more than 25 years of experience in g-value testing at Fraunhofer ISE, Freiburg, Germany, which includes many different transparent and translucent building materials ranging from transparent insulation materials to daylighting and solar control systems and active solar energy harvesting facade components like building-integrated PV systems (BIPV) or building-integrated solar thermal collectors (BIST). The document focuses on methods for the calorimetric measurement of g under steady-state laboratory conditions. Transient outdoor measurements are beyond the scope of this paper. It also describes the corresponding error analysis and methods to correct experimentally determined values gexp to reference conditions, if it is not possible to reproduce the reference boundary conditions exactly in the laboratory.

Tilmann E. Kuhn

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Influences of ambient air speed and internal heat load on the performance of solar chimney in the tropics  

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Abstract Solar chimney is a combination of solar assisted stack and wind driven ventilation where air in the solar chimney expands under heating from solar irradiance and being relatively lighter, rises out from the chimney outlets, drawing the cooler air into the building through the fenestrations. This pull effect is complemented further by the push effect from the outdoor ambient wind. The study of solar chimney system within the zero energy building in tropical Singapore aims to determine the effects of ambient air speed and internal heat load on the thermal environment of the solar chimney ducts and classroom’s interior. Experimental and computational results show that high ambient air speed greater than 2.00 m/s improves the air speed within the solar chimney ducts; both low and high ambient air speeds are found to improve the classroom’s interior air speed. However, the significance of ambient air speed drops when solar irradiance is greater than 700 W/m2. Furthermore, under the tropical weather conditions of high solar irradiance and low ambient air speed, cross ventilation performs better compared to solar chimney; hence, solar chimney is recommended to be employed under zero ambient air speed. Lastly, results show that the influences of internal heat load on the air temperature and speed within solar chimney ducts as well as classroom’s interior are limited.

Alex Yong Kwang Tan; Nyuk Hien Wong

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Direct contact liquid-liquid heat exchanger for solar heated and cooled buildings. Final report, January 1, 1979-May 30, 1980  

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The technical and economic feasibility of using a direct contact liquid-liquid heat exchanger (DCLLHE) storage unit in a solar heating and cooling system is established. Experimental performance data were obtained from the CSU Solar House I using a DCLLHE for both heating and cooling functions. A simulation model for the system was developed. The model was validated using the experimental data and applied in five different climatic regions of the country for a complete year. The life-cycle cost of the system was estimated for each application. The results are compared to a conventional solar system, using a standard shell-and-tube heat exchanger. It is concluded that while thare is a performance advantage with a DCLLHE system over a conventional solar system, the advantage is not sufficiently large to overcome slightly higher capital and operating costs for the DCLLHE system.

Karaki, S.; Brothers, P.

1980-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Life cycle analysis of distributed concentrating solar combined heat and power: economics, global warming potential and water  

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We report on life cycle assessment (LCA) of the economics, global warming potential and water (both for desalination and water use in operation) for a distributed concentrating solar combined heat and power (DCS-CHP) system. Detailed simulation of system performance across 1020 sites in the US combined with a sensible cost allocation scheme informs this LCA. We forecast a levelized cost of $0.25 kWh?1 electricity and $0.03 kWh?1 thermal, for a system with a life cycle global warming potential of ~80 gCO2eq kWh?1 of electricity and ~10 gCO2eq kWh?1 thermal, sited in Oakland, California. On the basis of the economics shown for air cooling, and the fact that any combined heat and power system reduces the need for cooling while at the same time boosting the overall solar efficiency of the system, DCS-CHP compares favorably to other electric power generation systems in terms of minimization of water use in the maintenance and operation of the plant. The outlook for water desalination coupled with distributed concentrating solar combined heat and power is less favorable. At a projected cost of $1.40 m?3, water desalination with DCS-CHP would be economical and practical only in areas where water is very scarce or moderately expensive, primarily available through the informal sector, and where contaminated or salt water is easily available as feed-water. It is also interesting to note that $0.40–$1.90 m?3 is the range of water prices in the developed world, so DCS-CHP desalination systems could also be an economical solution there under some conditions.

Zack Norwood; Daniel Kammen

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Research at the Building Research Establishment into the Applications of Solar Collectors for Space and Water Heating in Buildings [and Discussion  

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...and the E.E.C. Solar space heating is...experimental low energy house laboratories...using conventional solar collectors with interseasonal heat storage and the other a heat pump with an air solar collector. Studies...means of conserving energy in buildings. The...

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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PREDICTION OF THE PROTON-TO-TOTAL TURBULENT HEATING IN THE SOLAR WIND  

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This paper employs a recent turbulent heating prescription to predict the ratio of proton-to-total heating due to the kinetic dissipation of Alfvenic turbulence as a function of heliocentric distance. Comparing to a recent empirical estimate for this turbulent heating ratio in the high-speed solar wind, the prediction shows good agreement with the empirical estimate for R {approx}> 0.8 AU, but predicts less ion heating than the empirical estimate at smaller heliocentric radii. At these smaller radii, the turbulent heating prescription, calculated in the gyrokinetic limit, fails because the turbulent cascade is predicted to reach the proton cyclotron frequency before Landau damping terminates the cascade. These findings suggest that the turbulent cascade can reach the proton cyclotron frequency at R {approx}< 0.8 AU, leading to a higher level of proton heating than predicted by the turbulent heating prescription in the gyrokinetic limit. At larger heliocentric radii, R {approx}> 0.8 AU, this turbulent heating prescription contains all of the necessary physical mechanisms needed to reproduce the empirically estimated proton-to-total heating ratio.

Howes, G. G. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242 (United States)

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Direct contact liquid-liquid heat exchanger for solar-heated and -cooled buildings. Final report, January 1, 1979-May 30, 1980  

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The procedure used was to obtain experimental performance data from a solar system using a DCLLHE for both heating and cooling functions, develop a simulation model for the system, validate the model using the data, apply the model in five different climatic regions of the country for a complete year, and estimate the life-cycle cost of the system for each application. The results are compared to a conventional solar system, using a standard shell-and-tube heat exchanger.

Karaki, S.; Brothers, P.

1980-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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New top layer reduces the"wiggle"that degrades the conversion of light to electricity in solar cells by absorbing  

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New top layer reduces the"wiggle"that degrades the conversion of light to electricity in solar cells by absorbing light within a specific wavelength. Today's thin-film solar cells could not function light to pass through to the cell's active layers. Until recently, TCOs were seen as a necessary

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Influence of Hydraulics and Control of Thermal Storage in Solar Assisted Heat Pump Combisystems  

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Abstract This paper studies the influence of hydraulics and control of thermal storage in systems combined with solar thermal and heat pump for the production of warm water and space heating in dwellings. A reference air source heat pump system with flat plate collectors connected to a combistore was defined and modeled together with the IEA SHC Task 44/HPP Annex 38 (T44A38) “Solar and Heat Pump Systems” boundary conditions of Strasbourg climate and SFH45 building. Three and four pipe connections as well as use of internal and external heat exchangers for DHW preparation were investigated as well as sensor height for charging of the DHW zone in the store. The temperature in this zone was varied to ensure the same DHW comfort was achieved in all cases. The results show that the four pipe connection results in 9% improvement in SPF compared to three pipe and that the external heat exchanger for DHW preparation leads to a 2% improvement compared to the reference case. Additionally the sensor height for charging the DHW zone of the store should not be too low, otherwise system performance is adversely affected.

Stefano Poppi; Chris Bales

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar heating and cooling system installed at Leavenworth, Kansas. Final report  

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The solar heating and cooling system installed at the headquarters of Citizens Mutual Savings Association in Leavenworth, Kansas, is described in detail. The project is part of the U.S. Department of Energy's solar demonstration program and became operational in March, 1979. The designer was TEC, Inc. Consulting Engineers, Kansas City, Missouri and contractor was Norris Brothers, Inc., Lawrence, Kansas. The solar system is expected to furnish 90 percent of the overall heating load, 70 percent of the cooling load and 100 percent of the domestic hot water load. The building has two floors with a total of 12,000 square feet gross area. The system has 120 flat-plate liquid solar panels with a net area of 2200 square feet. Five, 3-ton Arkla solar assisted absorption units provide the cooling, in conjunction with a 3000 gallon chilled water storage tank. Two, 3000 gallon storage tanks are provided with one designated for summer use, whereas both tanks are utilized during winter.

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Phenylnaphthalene Derivatives as Heat Transfer Fluids for Concentrating Solar Power: Loop Experiments and Final Report  

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ORNL and subcontractor Cool Energy completed an investigation of higher-temperature, organic thermal fluids for solar thermal applications. Although static thermal tests showed promising results for 1-phenylnaphthalene, loop testing at temperatures to 450 C showed that the material isomerized at a slow rate. In a loop with a temperature high enough to drive the isomerization, the higher melting point byproducts tended to condense onto cooler surfaces. So, as experienced in loop operation, eventually the internal channels of cooler components such as the waste heat rejection exchanger may become coated or clogged and loop performance will decrease. Thus, pure 1-phenylnaphthalene does not appear to be a fluid that would have a sufficiently long lifetime (years to decades) to be used in a loop at the increased temperatures of interest. Hence a decision was made not to test the ORNL fluid in the loop at Cool Energy Inc. Instead, Cool Energy tested and modeled power conversion from a moderate-temperature solar loop using coupled Stirling engines. Cool Energy analyzed data collected on third and fourth generation SolarHeart Stirling engines operating on a rooftop solar field with a lower temperature (Marlotherm) heat transfer fluid. The operating efficiencies of the Stirling engines were determined at multiple, typical solar conditions, based on data from actual cycle operation. Results highlighted the advantages of inherent thermal energy storage in the power conversion system.

McFarlane, Joanna [ORNL; Bell, Jason R [ORNL; Felde, David K [ORNL; Joseph III, Robert Anthony [ORNL; Qualls, A L [ORNL; Weaver, Samuel P [ORNL

2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Transpired Solar Collector at NREL's Waste Handling Facility Uses Solar Energy to Heat Ventilation Air (Fact Sheet) (Revised), Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP)  

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Highlights Highlights System Size 300 ft 2 transpired solar collector Energy Production About 125 Btu/hr/ft 2 (400 W/m 2 ) of heat delivery under ideal conditions (full sun) Installation Date 1990 Motivation Provide solar-heated ventilation air to offset some of the heating with conventional electric resistance heaters Annual Savings 14,310 kWh (49 million Btu/yr) or about 26% of the energy required to heat the facility's ventilation air System Details Components Black, 300 ft 2 corrugated aluminum transpired solar collector with a porosity of 2%; bypass damper; two-speed 3000 CFM vane axial supply fan; electric duct heater; thermostat controller Storage None Loads 188 million Btu/year (55,038 kWh/year) winter average to heat 1,300 ft 2 Waste Handling Facility

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Transpired Solar Collector at NREL's Waste Handling Facility Uses Solar Energy to Heat Ventilation Air (Fact Sheet) (Revised), Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP)  

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Highlights Highlights System Size 300 ft 2 transpired solar collector Energy Production About 125 Btu/hr/ft 2 (400 W/m 2 ) of heat delivery under ideal conditions (full sun) Installation Date 1990 Motivation Provide solar-heated ventilation air to offset some of the heating with conventional electric resistance heaters Annual Savings 14,310 kWh (49 million Btu/yr) or about 26% of the energy required to heat the facility's ventilation air System Details Components Black, 300 ft 2 corrugated aluminum transpired solar collector with a porosity of 2%; bypass damper; two-speed 3000 CFM vane axial supply fan; electric duct heater; thermostat controller Storage None Loads 188 million Btu/year (55,038 kWh/year) winter average to heat 1,300 ft 2 Waste Handling Facility

426

Preliminary Analysis of a Solar Heat Pump System with Seasonal Storage for Heating and Cooling  

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and cooling were set up, which is responsible for the space heating and cooling and domestic hot water for a residential block. Through hourly simulation, the performance and the economics of such systems were analyzed, for the different tank volumes...

Yu, G.; Chen, P.; Dalenback, J.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

427

High-Performance with Solar Electric Reduced Peak Demand: Premier Homes Rancho Cordoba, CA- Building America Top Innovation  

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This Building America Innovations profile describes Building America solar home research that has demonstrated the ability to reduce peak demand by 75%. Numerous field studies have monitored power production and system effectiveness.

428

Reflux heat-pipe solar receiver for a Stirling dish-electric system  

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The feasibility of competitive, modular bulk electric power from the sun is enhanced by the use of a reflux heat-pipe receiver to combine a Stirling engine with a paraboloidal dish concentrator. This combination represents a potential improvement over previous successful demonstrations of Stirling dish-electric technology in terms of enhanced performance, lower cost, and longer life. In the reflux (i.e. gravity assisted) heat-pipe receiver, concentrated solar radiation causes liquid sodium to evaporate, the vapor flows to the Stirling engine heaters where it condenses on the heater tubes. The condensate is returned to and distributed over the receiver by gravity (refluxing) and by capillary forces in a wick lining the receiver. It is essentially an adaptation of sodium heat pipe technology to the peculiar requirements of concentrated solar flux and provides many potential advantages over conventional tube receiver technology. This paper describes the preliminary design of a reflux heat-pipe solar receiver to match the STM4-120 variable swashplate Stirling engine to a Test Bed Concentrator at Sandia National Laboratories Distributed Receiver Test Facility. Performance analysis and other design considerations are presented and discussed.

Ziph, B.; Godett, T.M.; Diver, R.B.

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

429

Feasibility Study – Using a Solar Evaporator to Reduce the Metalworking Fluid (MWF) Waste Stream  

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A solar evaporator was designed, built, and operated to reduce the water-based metalworking fluid waste stream. The evaporator was setup in Waste Management’s barrel lot inside one of the confinement areas. The unit processed three batches of waste fluid during the prototype testing. Initial tests removed 13% of the fluid waste stream. Subsequent modifications to the collector improved the rate to almost 20% per week. Evaluation of the risk during operation showed that even a small spill when associated with precipitation, and the unit placement within a confinement area, gave it the potential to contaminate more fluid that what it could save.

Lazarus, Lloyd

2008-12-03T23:59:59.000Z

430

Trade-off between collector area, storage volume, and building conservation in annual-storage solar-heating systems  

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Annual storage is used with active solar heating systems to permit storage of summertime solar heat for winter use. The results of a comprehensive computer simulation study of the performance of active solar heating systems with long-term hot water storage are presented. A unique feature of this study is the investigation of systems used to supply backup heat to passive solar and energy-conserving buildings, as well as to meet standard heating and hot water loads. Findings show that system output increases linearly as storage volume increases, up to the point where the storage tank is large enough to store all heat collected in summer. This point, the point of unconstrained operation, is the likely economic optimum. Unlike diurnal storage systems, annual storage systems show only slightly diminished efficiency as system size increases. Annual storage systems providing nearly 100% solar space heat may cost the same or less per unit heat delivered as a 50% diurnal solar system. Also in contrast to diurnal systems, annual storage systems perform efficiently in meeting the load of a passive or energy-efficient building.

Sillman, S.

1981-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

431

Photoreversible Micellar Solution as a Smart Drag-Reducing Fluid for Use in District Heating/Cooling Systems  

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Photoreversible Micellar Solution as a Smart Drag-Reducing Fluid for Use in District Heating solution is developed as a promising working fluid for district heating/cooling systems (DHCs). It can systems. A promising application of DR fluids is in district heating/ cooling systems (DHCs)9

Raghavan, Srinivasa

432

Solar Swimming Pool Heaters | Department of Energy  

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Solar Swimming Pool Heaters Solar Swimming Pool Heaters Solar Swimming Pool Heaters May 29, 2012 - 6:03pm Addthis An example of a solar pool heater. An example of a solar pool heater. You can significantly reduce swimming pool heating costs by installing a solar pool heater. They're cost competitive with both gas and heat pump pool heaters, and they have very low annual operating costs. Actually, solar pool heating is the most cost-effective use of solar energy in many climates. How They Work Most solar pool heating systems include the following: A solar collector -- the device through which pool water is circulated to be heated by the sun A filter -- removes debris before water is pumped through the collector A pump -- circulates water through the filter and collector and back to the pool

433

Multi-objective optimization of a combined cooling, heating and power system driven by solar energy  

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Abstract This paper presented a multi-objective optimization of a combined cooling, heating and power system (CCHP) driven by solar energy. The flat-plate solar collector was employed to collect the solar radiation and to transform it into thermal energy. The thermal storage unit was installed to storage the thermal energy collected by the collectors to ensure a continuous energy supplement when solar energy was weak or insufficient. The CCHP system combined an organic Rankine cycle with an ejector refrigeration cycle to yield electricity and cold capacity to users. In order to conduct the optimization, the mathematical model of the solar-powered CCHP system was established. Owing to the limitation of the single-objective optimization, the multi-objective optimization of the system was carried out. Four key parameters, namely turbine inlet temperature, turbine inlet pressure, condensation temperature and pinch temperature difference in vapor generator, were selected as the decision variables to examine the performance of the overall system. Two objective functions, namely the average useful output and the total heat transfer area, were selected to maximize the average useful output and to minimize the total heat transfer area under the given conditions. NSGA-II (Non-dominated Sort Genetic Algorithm-II) was employed to achieve the final solutions in the multi-objective optimization of the system operating in three modes, namely power mode, combined heat and power (CHP) mode, and combined cooling and power (CCP) mode. For the power mode, the optimum average useful output and total heat transfer area were 6.40 kW and 46.16 m2. For the CCP mode, the optimum average useful output and total heat transfer area were 5.84 kW and 58.74 m2. For the CHP mode, the optimum average useful output and total heat transfer area were 8.89 kW and 38.78 m2. Results also indicated that the multi-objective optimization provided a more comprehensive solution set so that the optimum performance could be achieved according to different requirements for system.

Man Wang; Jiangfeng Wang; Pan Zhao; Yiping Dai

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

434

Economic analysis of residential and commercial solar heating and hot water systems  

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The economic evaluation of residential and commercial solar heating and hot water systems is presented. Commercial systems are further categorized as taxable and non-taxable applications in recognition of the effect of Federal and state tax incentives and disincentives for solar energy systems. The economic evaluation of each system type is performed utilizing two distinct methods of analysis. The economic analyses follow a brief description of each method. The Cash Flow Analyses provide insight into the short and long term effects of a solar investment on the budget of the solar energy system purchaser while the Return-On-Investment Analyses provide an appropriate method of measuring the attractiveness of a solar investment in comparison to alternative long term investments. Utilizing a typical system for each system type and application the Cash Flow and Return-On-Investment Analyses are presented. The sensitivity of the results on the numerous variables in the economic analyses is shown. Maps provide a graphic display of the results of the economic analysis of typical systems using Federal and state tax credits and average state conventional fuel costs for each system type. Conclusions based on the economic analyses performed and a thorough discussion of the present status of the data required for the complete economic evaluation of solar energy systems are summarized. The current availability and limitations of data and requirements for further work in this area are discussed.

None

1980-09-23T23:59:59.000Z

435

PLASMA HEATING IN THE VERY EARLY AND DECAY PHASES OF SOLAR FLARES  

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In this paper, we analyze the energy budgets of two single-loop solar flares under the assumption that non-thermal electrons (NTEs) are the only source of plasma heating during all phases of both events. The flares were observed by RHESSI and GOES on 2002 September 20 and 2002 March 17, respectively. For both investigated flares we derived the energy fluxes contained in NTE beams from the RHESSI observational data constrained by observed GOES light curves. We showed that energy delivered by NTEs was fully sufficient to fulfill the energy budgets of the plasma during the pre-heating and impulsive phases of both flares as well as during the decay phase of one of them. We concluded that in the case of the investigated flares there was no need to use any additional ad hoc heating mechanisms other than heating by NTEs.

Falewicz, R.; Rudawy, P. [Astronomical Institute, University of Wroclaw, 51-622 Wroclaw, ul. Kopernika 11 (Poland); Siarkowski, M., E-mail: falewicz@astro.uni.wroc.pl, E-mail: rudawy@astro.uni.wroc.pl, E-mail: ms@cbk.pan.wroc.pl [Space Research Centre, Polish Academy of Sciences, 51-622 Wroclaw, ul. Kopernika 11 (Poland)

2011-05-20T23:59:59.000Z

436

FIVE-YEAR PROGRESS REPORT ON A SUCCESSFUL SOLAR/GEOTHERMAL HEATING AND COOLING SYSTEM FOR A COMMERCIAL OFFICE BUILDING IN BURLINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS  

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ABSTRACT The purpose of this paper is to present: 1) a description of a solar/geothermal heating and cooling system that has been in successful operation in a commercial office building for over five years; and 2) to present technical and cost operational results that indicate a total annual energy consumption of approximately 25,000 Btu/sq ft/ year. The paper includes a general description of the three-story multi-tenant office building located in Burlington, Massachusetts, its energy efficient design features, its active solar space heating and hot water system, its solar/geothermal heat pump back-up heating system and its geothermal cooling system. A description of the solar/geothermal system is presented including the liquid flat plate collectors, storage tanks, heat exchangers, heat pump, heat transfer fluid, control system, operational modes and the energy monitoring system. KEYWORDS Solar space heating; geothermal heating; geothermal cooling; solar domestic hot water; energy monitoring and control.

John Zvara; P.E.; Ronald J. Adams

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

437

Recommended requirements to code officials for solar heating, cooling, and hot water systems. Model document for code officials on solar heating and cooling of buildings  

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These recommended requirements include provisions for electrical, building, mechanical, and plumbing installations for active and passive solar energy systems used for space or process heating and cooling, and domestic water heating. The provisions in these recommended requirements are intended to be used in conjunction with the existing building codes in each jurisdiction. Where a solar relevant provision is adequately covered in an existing model code, the section is referenced in the Appendix. Where a provision has been drafted because there is no counterpart in the existing model code, it is found in the body of these recommended requirements. Commentaries are included in the text explaining the coverage and intent of present model code requirements and suggesting alternatives that may, at the discretion of the building official, be considered as providing reasonable protection to the public health and safety. Also included is an Appendix which is divided into a model code cross reference section and a reference standards section. The model code cross references are a compilation of the sections in the text and their equivalent requirements in the applicable model codes. (MHR)

None

1980-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

438

Techno-economic evaluation of a ventilation system assisted with exhaust air heat recovery, electrical heater and solar energy  

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Abstract The energy consumed to condition fresh air is considerable, particularly for the buildings such as cinema, theatre or gymnasium saloons. The aim of the present study is to design a ventilation system assisted with exhaust air heat recovery unit, electrical heater and stored solar energy, then to make an economical analysis based on life cycle cost (LCC) to find out its payback period. The system is able to recover thermal energy of exhaust air, store solar energy during the sunlight period and utilize it in the period between 17:00 and 24:00 h. The transient behaviour of the system is simulated by the TRNSYS 16 software for winter period from 1st of November to 31st of March for Izmir city of Turkey. The obtained results show that the suggested ventilation system reduces energy consumption by 86% compared to the conventional ventilation system in which an electrical heater is used. The payback period of the suggested system is found to be 5 years and 8 months which is a promising result in favour of the solar energy usage in building ventilation systems.

Gamze Ozyogurtcu; Moghtada Mobedi; Baris Ozerdem

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

439

Operational Performance Results of an Innovative Solar Thermal Cooling and Heating Plant  

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Solar thermal cooling and heating plants with single-effect sorption chillers/heat pumps promise primary energy savings compared to electric vapor compression chiller systems. Yet, the need of auxiliary electric a nd fossil energy for the operation and backup of the thermal cooling system possibly worsen the primary energy balance. An auspicious approach to overcome this problem is the application of a more efficient multi -stage sorption chiller with flexible operational modes. A pilot installation of that innovative solar thermal heating and cooling plant comprising a two stage absorption chiller/heat pump is presented. Beginning with the motivation and the system concept, a detailed analysis of the 2011/2012 cooling and heating periods is shown. The influence of the different system components – especially the absorption chiller – on the overall system performance is analyzed and a comparison to data from a detailed dynamic model is carried out. Recommendations for the improvement with respect to efficiency and economic aspects are given based on the installation process and the operational experience gained in the last 1 ½ years.

Manuel Riepl; Felix Loistl; Richard Gurtner; Martin Helm; Christian Schweigler

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

440

Self-Regulation of Solar Coronal Heating via the Collisionless Reconnection Condition  

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I present a novel view on the problem of solar coronal heating. In my picture, coronal heating should be viewed as a self-regulating process that works to keep the coronal plasma marginally collisionless. The self-regulating mechanism is based on the interplay between two effects: (1) Plasma density controls coronal energy release via the transition between the slow collisional Sweet-Parker regime and the fast collisionless reconnection regime; (2) In turn, coronal energy release through reconnection leads to an increase in the ambient plasma density via chromospheric evaporation, which temporarily shuts off any subsequent reconnection involving the newly-reconnected loops.

Dmitri A. Uzdensky

2007-02-26T23:59:59.000Z

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441

Reducing abrupt climate change risk using the Montreal Protocol and other regulatory actions to complement cuts in CO2 emissions  

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...will let more solar radiation penetrate...reflect more solar radiation and cool...estimate that solar heating...emissions and improving cook stoves...improve local air quality and reduce global...source of energy (64). Feedstocks...

Mario Molina; Durwood Zaelke; K. Madhava Sarma; Stephen O. Andersen; Veerabhadran Ramanathan; Donald Kaniaru

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

442

Optimization of building window system in Asian regions by analyzing solar heat gain and daylighting elements  

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This paper presents and optimizes the annual heating, cooling and lighting energy consumption associated with applying different types and properties of window systems in a building envelope. Through using building simulation modeling, various window properties such as U-value, solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC), and visible transmittance (Tvis) are evaluated with different window wall ratios (WWRs) and orientations in five typical Asian climates: Manila, Taipei, Shanghai, Seoul and Sapporo. By means of a regression analysis, simple charts for the relationship between window properties and building energy performance are presented as a function of U-value, SHGC, Tvis, WWR, solar aperture, effective aperture, and orientation. As a design guideline in selecting energy saving windows, an optimized window system for each climate is plotted in detailed charts and tables.

J.W. Lee; H.J. Jung; J.Y. Park; J.B. Lee; Y. Yoon

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

443

Direct expansion solar assisted heat pumps – A clean steady state approach for overall performance analysis  

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Abstract Traditional thermal solar panel technologies have limited efficiency and the required economic investments make them noncompetitive in the space heating market. The greatest limit to the diffusion of thermal solar systems is the characteristic temperatures they can reach: the strong connection between the user temperature and the collector temperature makes it possible to achieve high thermal (collector) efficiency only at low, often useless, user temperatures. By using solar collectors as thermal exchange units (evaporators) in a heat pump system (direct expansion solar assisted heat pump, DX-SAHP), the overall efficiency greatly increases with a significative cut of the associated investment in terms of pay-back time. In this study, an approach is proposed to the steady state analysis of DX-SAHP, which is based on the simplified inverse Carnot cycle and on the second law efficiency concept. This method, without the need of calculating the refrigerant fluid properties and the detailed processes occurring in the refrigeration device, allows us to link the main features of the plant to its relevant interactions with the surroundings. The very nature of the proposed method makes the relationship explicit and meaningful among all the involved variables. The paper, after the description of the method, presents an explanatory application of this technique by reviewing various aspects of the performance of a typical DX-SAHP in which the savings on primary energy consumption is regarded as the main feature of the plant and highlighted in a monthly averaged analysis. Results agree to those coming from a common standard steady state thermodynamic analysis. The application to a typical DX-SAHP system demonstrates that a mean saved primary energy of about 50% with respect to standard gas burner can be achieved for the same user needs. Such a result is almost independent from the type of flat plate solar panel used (double or single glazed, or even bare panels) as a result of using an optimal collector working temperature.

Luca A. Tagliafico; Federico Scarpa; Federico Valsuani

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

444

CAN A NANOFLARE MODEL OF EXTREME-ULTRAVIOLET IRRADIANCES DESCRIBE THE HEATING OF THE SOLAR CORONA?  

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Nanoflares, the basic units of impulsive energy release, may produce much of the solar background emission. Extrapolation of the energy frequency distribution of observed microflares, which follows a power law to lower energies, can give an estimation of the importance of nanoflares for heating the solar corona. If the power-law index is greater than 2, then the nanoflare contribution is dominant. We model a time series of extreme-ultraviolet emission radiance as random flares with a power-law exponent of the flare event distribution. The model is based on three key parameters: the flare rate, the flare duration, and the power-law exponent of the flare intensity frequency distribution. We use this model to simulate emission line radiance detected in 171 A, observed by Solar Terrestrial Relation Observatory/Extreme-Ultraviolet Imager and Solar Dynamics Observatory/Atmospheric Imaging Assembly. The observed light curves are matched with simulated light curves using an Artificial Neural Network, and the parameter values are determined across the active region, quiet Sun, and coronal hole. The damping rate of nanoflares is compared with the radiative losses cooling time. The effect of background emission, data cadence, and network sensitivity on the key parameters of the model is studied. Most of the observed light curves have a power-law exponent, {alpha}, greater than the critical value 2. At these sites, nanoflare heating could be significant.

Tajfirouze, E.; Safari, H. [Department of Physics, University of Zanjan, P.O. Box 45195-313, Zanjan (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

2012-01-10T23:59:59.000Z

445

Distributed and Steady Modeling of the Pv Evaporator in a Pv/T Solar Assisted Heat Pump  

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A specially designed direct-expansion evaporator (PV evaporator), which is laminated with PV cells on the front surface is adopted in a photovoltaic/thermal solar assisted heat pump (PV/T SAHP) to obtain both the...

Jie Ji; Hanfeng He; Wei He; Gang Pei…

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

446

Scaling Laws and Temperature Profiles for Solar and Stellar Coronal Loops with Non-uniform Heating  

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The bulk of solar coronal radiative loss consists of soft X-ray emission from quasi-static loops at the cores of Active Regions. In order to develop diagnostics for determining the heating mechanism of these loops from observations by coronal imaging instruments, I have developed analytical solutions for the temperature structure and scaling laws of loop strands for a wide range of heating functions, including footpoint heating, uniform heating, and heating concentrated at the loop apex. Key results are that the temperature profile depends only weakly on the heating distribution -- not sufficiently to be of significant diagnostic value -- and that the scaling laws survive for this wide range of heating distributions, but with the constant of proportionality in the RTV scaling law ($P_{0}L \\thicksim T_{max}^3$) depending on the specific heating function. Furthermore, quasi-static analytical solutions do not exist for an excessive concentration of heating near the loop footpoints, a result in agreement with recent numerical simulations. It is demonstrated that a generalization of the solutions to the case of a strand with a variable diameter leads to only relatively small correction factors in the scaling laws and temperature profiles for constant diameter loop strands. A quintet of leading theoretical coronal heating mechanisms is shown to be captured by the formalism of this paper, and the differences in thermal structure between them may be verified through observations. Preliminary results from full numerical simulations demonstrate that, despite the simplifying assumptions, the analytical solutions from this paper are stable and accurate.

P. C. H. Martens

2008-04-14T23:59:59.000Z

447

The use of combined heat and power (CHP) to reduce greenhouse gas emissions  

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Cogeneration or Combined Heat and Power (CHP) is the sequential production of electric power and thermal energy. It is a more efficient way of providing electricity and process heat than producing them independently. Average overall efficiencies can range from 70% to more than 80%. CHP decisions often present an opportunity to switch to a cleaner fuel. CHP systems are an attractive opportunity to save money, increase overall efficiency, reduce net emissions, and improve environmental performance. Climate Wise, a US Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) program helping industrial Partners turn energy efficiency and pollution prevention into a corporate asset, has increased awareness of CHP by providing implementation and savings information, providing peer exchange opportunities for its Partners, and recognizing the achievements of Partners that have implemented CHP at their facilities. This paper profiles Climate Wise Partners that have invested in CHP systems, including describing how CHP is used in their facilities and the resulting cost and emission reductions.

Asrael, J.; Milmoe, P.H.; Haydel, J.

1999-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

448

A Prototype Roof Deck Designed to Self-Regulate Deck Temperature and Reduce Heat Transfer  

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A prototype roof and attic assembly exploits the use of radiation, convection and insulation controls to reduce the heat transfer penetrating its roof deck by almost 85% of the heat transfer crossing a conventional roof and attic assembly. The assembly exhibited attic air temperatures that did not exceed the peak day outdoor ambient temperature. The design includes a passive ventilation scheme that pulls air from the soffit and attic into an inclined air space above the deck. The design complies with fire protection codes because the air intake is internal and closed to the elements. Field data were benchmarked against an attic computer tool and simulations made for new and retrofit home constructions in hot, moderate and cold climates to access economics for the assembly.

Miller, William A [ORNL] [ORNL

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

449

A Prototype Roof Deck Designed to Self-Regulate Deck Temperature and Reduce Heat Transfer  

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A prototype roof and attic assembly exploits the use of radiation, convection and insulation controls to reduce its peak day heat transfer by almost 85 percent of the heat transfer crossing a conventional roof and attic assembly. The assembly exhibits attic air temperatures that do not exceed the maximum daily outdoor ambient temperature. The design includes a passive ventilation scheme that pulls air from the soffit and attic into an inclined air space above the roof deck. The design complies with fire protection codes because the air intake is internal and closed to the elements. Field data were benchmarked against an attic computer tool and simulations made for new and retrofit constructions in hot, moderate and cold climates to gauge the cost of energy savings and potential payback.

Miller, William A [ORNL] [ORNL

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

450

A New Heat Transfer Fluid for Concentrating Solar Systems: Particle Flow in Tubes  

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Abstract This paper demonstrates a new concept of heat transfer fluid (HTF) for CSP applications, developed in the frame of both a National and a European project (CSP2 FP7 project). It involves a dense suspension of small solid particles. This innovation is currently. The dense suspension of particles receiver (DSPR) consists in creating the upward circulation of a dense suspension of particles (solid fraction in the range 30%-40%) in vertical absorbing tubes submitted to concentrated solar energy. So the suspension acts as a heat transfer fluid with a heat capacity similar to a liquid HTF but only limited in temperature by the working temperature limit of the receiver tubes. Suspension temperatures up to 750 °C are expected for metallic tubes, thus opening new opportunities for high efficiency thermodynamic cycles such as supercritical steam and carbon dioxide. First experimental results were obtained during on-sun testing with CNRS solar facility of a single tube DSPR for an outlet temperature lower than 300 °C. In this lab-scale experimental setup, the solar absorber is a single opaque metallic tube, containing upward solid circulation, located inside a cylindrical cavity dug in a receiver made of refractory, and submitted to the concentrated solar radiation through a 0.10m x 0.50m slot. The absorber is a 42.4 mm o.d. stainless steel tube. SiC was used because of its thermal properties, availability and rather low cost. The 63.9 ?m particle mean diameter permits a good fluidization with almost no bubbles, for very low air velocities. Solar flux densities in the range 200-250 kW/m2 were tested resulting in solid temperature increase ranging between 50 and 150 °C. The mean wall-to-suspension heat transfer coefficient (h) was calculated from experimental data. It is very sensitive to the solid fraction of the solid suspension, which was varied from 27% to 36%. These latter values are one order of magnitude larger than the solid fraction in circulating fluidized beds operating at much higher air velocity. Heat transfer coefficients ranging from 140 to 500 W/m2.K have been obtained; i.e. 400 W/m2.K mean value for standard operating conditions at low temperature.

G. Flamant; D. Gauthier; H. Benoit; J.-L. Sans; B. Boissière; R. Ansart; M. Hemati

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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For natural ventilation to work, solar gains through the facade needed to be reduced by approximately 80% from  

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For natural ventilation to work, solar gains through the facade needed to be reduced area of the facade by 41%. The team undertook studies of options to reduce glazing area, while%. project overview and sustainability approach The new Molecular Engineering Building is centrally located

Hochberg, Michael

452

Parametric sensitivity study for solar-assisted heat-pump systems. Final report  

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A sensitivity study is performed of the engineering and economic parameters affecting life-cycle costs for solar-assisted heat pump systems. The change in energy usage resulting from each engineering parameter varied has been developed from computer simulations, and is compared with results from a stand-alone heat pump system. Three geographical locations are considered: Washington, DC, Fort Worth, TX, and Madison, WI. Results indicate that most engineering changes to the systems studied do not provide significant energy savings. The most promising parameters to vary are the solar collector parameters tau ..cap alpha.. and U/sub L/ the heat pump capactiy at design point, and the minimum utilizable evaporator temperature. Costs associated with each change are estimated, and life-cycle costs computed for both engineering parameters and economic variations in interest rate, discount rate, tax credits, fuel unit costs and fuel inflation rates. Results indicate that none of the feasible engineering changes for the system configuration studied will make these systems economically competitive with the stand-alone heat pump without a considerable tax credit.

White, N.M.; Morehouse, J.H.

1981-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

453

STOCHASTIC HEATING, DIFFERENTIAL FLOW, AND THE ALPHA-TO-PROTON TEMPERATURE RATIO IN THE SOLAR WIND  

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We extend previous theories of stochastic ion heating to account for the motion of ions along the magnetic field B . We derive an analytic expression for the temperature ratio T{sub i}/T{sub p} in the solar wind assuming that stochastic heating is the dominant ion heating mechanism, where T{sub i} is the perpendicular temperature of species i and T{sub p} is the perpendicular proton temperature. This expression describes how T{sub i}/T{sub p} depends upon U{sub i} and ?{sub ?p}, where U{sub i} is the average velocity along B of species i in the proton frame and ?{sub ?p} is the ratio of the parallel proton pressure to the magnetic pressure, which we take to be ?< 1. We compare our model with previously published measurements of alpha particles and protons from the Wind spacecraft. We find that stochastic heating offers a promising explanation for the dependence of T{sub ?}/T{sub p} on U{sub ?} and ?{sub ?p} when the fractional cross helicity and Alfvén ratio at the proton-gyroradius scale have values that are broadly consistent with solar-wind measurements. We also predict how the temperatures of other ion species depend on their drift speeds.

Chandran, B. D. G.; Verscharen, D.; Isenberg, P. A.; Bourouaine, S. [Space Science Center and Department of Physics, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH 03824 (United States); Quataert, E. [Astronomy Department and Theoretical Astrophysics Center, 601 Campbell Hall, The University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 (United States); Kasper, J. C., E-mail: benjamin.chandran@unh.edu, E-mail: s.bourouaine@unh.edu, E-mail: phil.isenberg@unh.edu, E-mail: daniel.verscharen@unh.edu, E-mail: eliot@astro.berkeley.edu, E-mail: jkasper@cfa.harvard.edu [Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, MA 02138 (United States)

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Heating Water with Solar Energy Costs Less at the Phoenix Federal Correctional Institution; Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) Achieving Results with Renewable Energy in the Federal Government (Brochure)  

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Heating Water with Solar Energy Costs Less Heating Water with Solar Energy Costs Less at the Phoenix Federal Correctional Institution A large solar thermal system installed at the Phoenix Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) in 1998 heats water for the prison and costs less than buying electricity to heat that water. This renewable energy system provides 70% of the facility's annual hot water needs. The Federal Bureau of Prisons did not incur the up-front

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A Better Steam Engine: Designing a Distributed Concentrating Solar Combined Heat and Power System  

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edge of ‘disruptive’ solar technology that could replace thewe develop a new solar technology and a suite of analysisin parabolic trough solar power technology. Journal of Solar

Norwood, Zachary Mills

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Miamisburg salt-gradient solar pond: mid-1980 status report. [For swimming pool heating  

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The largest salt-gradient solar pond in the US was constructed by the City of Miamisburg, Ohio to provide heat for an outdoor swimming pool in the summer and an adjacent recreational building from October to December. The pond which occupies an area of 2020 m/sup 2/ was installed for $35/m/sup 2/ and is conservatively estimated to provide 1012 GJ/year (960 million Btu) at a cost of $6.80/GJ ($7.20/MBtu). During July to September 1979, 143.5 GJ (136 million Btu) of heat was utilized. Several unpredicted operational concerns have been noted related to corrosion of the metallic heat exchanger and the failure of selected seams in the plastic liner. Based upon two years of experience, suggestions are made to prevent or minimize these difficulties.

Wittenberg, L.J.; Harris, M.J.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Wind energy as a solar?driven heat engine: A thermodynamic approach  

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An upper bound on annual average energy in the Earth’s winds is calculated via the formalism of finite?time thermodynamics. The Earth’s atmosphere is viewed as the working fluid of a heat engine where the heat input is solar radiation the heat rejection is to the surrounding universe and the work output is the energy in the Earth’s winds. The upper bound for the annual average power in the Earth’s winds is found to be 17 W/m2 which can be contrasted with the actual estimated annual average wind power of 7 W/m2. Our thermodynamic model also predicts the average extreme temperatures of the Earth’s atmosphere and can be applied to wind systems on other planets.

J. M. Gordon; Y. Zarmi

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Project Profile: High-Flux Microchannel Solar Receiver | Department...  

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of a rectangle shape. The research team seeks to reduce the size, weight, and thermal loss from high-temperature solar receivers by applying microchannel heat-transfer...

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Energy Distribution of Heating Processes in the Quiet Solar Sam Krucker 1;2 and Arnold O. Benz 1  

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heating model. An obvious requirement is that the energy input observed in the emission measure by intergrating in energy the rate of flare energy release, f(E), observed at the energy E per unit area. ThusEnergy Distribution of Heating Processes in the Quiet Solar Corona S¨am Krucker 1;2 and Arnold O

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Design, fabrication, and testing of a mechanical timer in application of a stored-heat solar cooker  

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There is a large need in third-world tropical areas for a method of cooking in which users need minimal resources and traversing to heat food at night. A solution to this problem is to create a stored-heat solar cooker ...

Hsu, Julia C

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar heating and domestic hot water system installed at Kansas City, Fire Station, Kansas City, Missouri. Final report  

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This document is the final report of the solar energy heating and hot water system installed at the Kansas City Fire Station, Number 24, 2309 Hardesty Street, Kansas City, Missouri. The solar system was designed to provide 47 percent of the space heating, 8800 square feet area and 75 percent of the domestic hot water (DHW) load. The solar system consists of 2808 square feet of Solaron, model 2001, air, flat plate collector subsystem, a concrete box storage subsystem which contains 1428 cubic feet of 1/2 inch diameter pebbles weighing 71 1/2 tons, a DHW preheat tank, blowers, pumps, heat exchangers, air ducting, controls and associated plumbing. Two 120-gallon electric DHW heaters supply domestic hot water which is preheated by the solar system. Auxiliary space heating is provided by three electric heat pumps with electric resistance heaters and four 30-kilowatt electric unit heaters. There are six modes of system operation. This project is part of the Department of Energy PON-1 Solar Demonstration Program with DOE cost sharing $154,282 of the $174,372 solar system cost. The Final Design Review was held March 1977, the system became operational March 1979 and acceptance test was completed in September 1979.

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1980-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Economic analysis of residential combined solar-heating and hot-water systems  

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A brief description of a typical residential solar heating and hot water system and typical cost and performance information are presented. The monthly costs and savings of the typical system are discussed. The economic evaluation of solar residential systems is presented in increasing levels of complexity. Utilizing a typical system, the effective interest rate that the purchaser of a system would receive on money invested is shown for all regions of the country. The importance of numerous variables that can make a significant difference on the economics of the system is described so that it can be determined whether the typical system economics are compatible with the particular situation. Methods for calculating the payback period for any non-typical solar system are described. This calculated payback period is then shown to be related to the effective interest rate that the purchaser of the system would receive for a typical economic condition. A nomagraph is presented that performs this calculation. Finally, a method is presented to calculate the effective interest rate that the solar system would provide. It is shown how to develop the relationship between payback period and the effective interest rate for any economic scenario.

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1980-09-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Passive-solar-heating project for a single-family residence. Final report  

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This project was a passive home heating system utilizing solar collectors that are part of the roof structure of a 15' x 30' greenhouse. The design utilized solar air collectors constructed on site that are actually part of the roof of the greenhouse. The flow of air is from the storage to the collectors then back to the storage. The storage bin consists of a 5' x 19' concrete insulated bin built into the floor of the greenhouse. The storage mass was gallon plastic jugs. The plastic jugs did not work properly, so they are being replaced by salt rods. This replacement will be an after the fact project by the owner. The concrete storage bin was insulated with 2'' plastic foam insulation, applied to the 8'' concrete wall. The ducts entering and leaving the storage bin have low voltage (12 volt) electric dampers. A cross flow system was used. The heated air circulates from the collectors to storage via ducts in the walls of the lean-to design. The removal of heat from the storage bin was from end to end via the ducts to the central air system for the house. In addition, the greenhouse is connected to the house with a doorway that can be opened to circulate air into the house, a shuttled exhaust fan 1/3H.P. motor has aided in the circulation of air from the storage bin to the collectors and back.

Starkey, V.J.

1982-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Economic analysis of community solar heating systems that use annual cycle thermal energy storage  

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The economics of community-scale solar systems that incorporate a centralized annual cycle thermal energy storage (ACTES) coupled to a distribution system is examined. Systems were sized for three housing configurations: single-unit dwellings, 10-unit, and 200-unit apartment complexes in 50-, 200-, 400-, and 1000-unit communities in 10 geographic locations in the United States. Thermal energy is stored in large, constructed, underground tanks. Costs were assigned to each component of every system in order to allow calculation of total costs. Results are presented as normalized system costs per unit of heat delivered per building unit. These methods allow: (1) identification of the relative importance of each system component in the overall cost; and (2) identification of the key variables that determine the optimum sizing of a district solar heating system. In more northerly locations, collectors are a larger component of cost. In southern locations, distribution networks are a larger proportion of total cost. Larger, more compact buildings are, in general, less expensive to heat. For the two smaller-scale building configurations, a broad minima in total costs versus system size is often observed.

Baylin, F.; Monte, R.; Sillman, S.; Hooper, F.C.; McClenahan, J.D.

1981-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar heating, cooling and domestic hot water system installed at Columbia Gas System Service Corp. , Columbus, Ohio. Final report  

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The Solar Energy System located at the Columbia Gas Corporation, Columbus, Ohio, has 2978 ft/sup 2/ of Honeywell single axis tracking, concentrating collectors and provides solar energy for space heating, space cooling and domestic hot water. A 1,200,000 Btu/h Bryan water-tube gas boiler provides hot water for space heating. Space cooling is provided by a 100 ton Arkla hot water fired absorption chiller. Domestic hot water heating is provided by a 50 gallon natural gas domestic storage water heater. Extracts are included from the site files, specification references, drawings, installation, operation and maintenance instructions.

None

1980-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An association between anisotropic plasma heating and instabilities in the solar wind  

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We present an analysis of the components of solar wind proton temperature perpendicular and parallel to the local magnetic field as a function of proximity to plasma instability thresholds. We find that $T_{\\perp p}$ is enhanced near the mirror instability threshold and $T_{\\parallel p}$ is enhanced near the firehose instability threshold. The increase in $T_{\\perp p}$ is consistent with cyclotron-resonant heating, but no similar explanation for hot plasma near the firehose limit is known. One possible explanation is that the firehose instability acts to convert bulk energy into thermal energy in the expanding solar wind, a result with significant implications for magnetized astrophysical plasma in general.

Kasper, J C; Bale, S D

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar space- and water-heating system at Stanford University. Final report  

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Application of an active hydronic domestic hot water and space heating solar system for the Central Food Services Building is discussed. The closed-loop drain-back system is described as offering dependability of gravity drain-back freeze protection, low maintenance, minimal costs, and simplicity. The system features an 840 square-foot collector and storage capacity of 1550 gallons. The acceptance testing and the predicted system performance data are briefly described. Solar performance calculations were performed using a computer design program (FCHART). Bidding, costs, and economics of the system are reviewed. Problems are discussed and solutions and recommendations given. An operation and maintenance manual is given in Appendix A, and Appendix B presents As-built Drawings. (MCW)

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Reduced  

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Reduced intermittency in the magnetic turbulence of reversed field pinch plasmas L. Marrelli and L. Frassinetti Consorzio RFX, Associazione EURATOM-ENEA sulla Fusione, Corso Stati...

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Reduction in the intensity of solar X-ray emission in the 2- to 15-keV photon energy range and heating of the solar corona  

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The time profiles of the energy spectra of low-intensity flares and the structure of the thermal background of the soft X-ray component of solar corona emission over the period of January-February, 2003, are investigated using the data of the RHESSI project. A reduction in the intensity of X-ray emission of the solar flares and the corona thermal background in the 2- to 15-keV photon energy range is revealed. The RHESSI data are compared with the data from the Interball-Geotail project. A new mechanism of solar corona heating is proposed on the basis of the results obtained.

Mirzoeva, I. K., E-mail: colombo2006@mail.ru [Russian Academy of Sciences, Space Research Institute (Russian Federation)

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A first approach study on the desalination of sea water using heat transformers powered by solar ponds  

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Abstract In many emerging countries over the past few years some phenomena, such as a better welfare state, industrial growth and a development in agriculture, led to a significant increasing of the demand concerning fresh water. In order to face this ever-growing demand, one of the possible solutions to counterbalance the lack of water resources, is the desalination of sea water. For this specific goal solar energy, as a resource, is the process which has more reliance since it allows a low-cost production of desalted water (without using any valuable energy resources such as fossil fuels) and in a complete respect of the environment. This first study has the purpose to analyze from an energetic perspective whether it is possible or not to reach process temperatures over 100 °C, through the use of solar ponds and heat transformers, in order to produce desalinated water. The final aim of this work is to quantify the surface of solar ponds needed to a production (expressed in cubic meters) of desalinated water. An absorption heat transformer is a thermal machine that while extracting heat from a source (at an available temperature) is able to ennoble a portion of the heat collected/obtained, making it available at higher temperatures. This process occurs at the expenses of the remaining portion of heat whose temperature degrades by lowering its values. The portion of heat will be then transferred to a thermal well. Hence an absorption heat transformer can use the solar energy stored in solar ponds as an energy source at an average temperature. Process temperatures which are higher than 100 °C for a whole year can take place only under certain chained conditions such as: source temperature with steady values during the entire season obtainable through solar ponds; condensation process occurring at sufficiently low temperatures through the use of sea water; exertion of heat transformers. The heat which is usually available at these temperatures could be used for common thermal processes during the desalination of seawater. In this work we want to demonstrate that it is possible, energetically speaking, to produce desalinated water by exploiting the solar energy stored in solar ponds and the technology of absorption heat transformers. We can notice how for every m3 of desalinated water produced in one day we need ponds with an area ranging between 1000 and 4000 m2, this depends on the amount of heat flux drawn. The analysis we carried out represents a first attempt to face this kind of problem. In future studies we will examine both technical and economic feasibility.

F. Salata; M. Coppi

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The effect of broad-band Alfven-cyclotron waves spectra on the preferential heating and differential acceleration of He{sup ++} ions in the solar wind  

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In anticipation of results from inner heliospheric missions such as the Solar Orbiter and the Solar Probe we present the results from 1.5D hybrid simulations to study the role of magnetic fluctuations for the heating and differential acceleration of He{sup ++} ions in the solar wind. We consider the effects of nonlinear Alfven-cyclotron waves at different frequency regimes. Monochromatic nonlinear Alfven-alpha-cyclotron waves are known to preferentially heat and accelerate He{sup ++} ions in collisionless low beta plasma. In this study we demonstrate that these effects are preserved when higherfrequency monochromatic and broad-band spectra of Alfven-proton-cyclotron waves are considered. Comparison between several nonlinear monochromatic waves shows that the ion temperatures, anisotropies and relative drift are quantitatively affected by the shift in frequency. Including a broad-band wave-spectrum results in a significant reduction of both the parallel and the perpendicular temperature components for the He{sup ++} ions, whereas the proton heating is barely influenced, with the parallel proton temperature only slightly enhanced. The differential streaming is strongly affected by the available wave power in the resonant daughter ion-acoustic waves. Therefore for the same initial wave energy, the relative drift is significantly reduced in the case of initial wave-spectra in comparison to the simulations with monochromatic waves.

Maneva, Y. G. [Department of Physics, Catholic University of America, Washington DC, 20064 (United States) and Heliophysics Science Devision, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD 20771 (United States); Ofman, L. [Department of Physics, Catholic University of America, Washington, DC 20064 (United States) and Heliophysics Science Devision, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD 20771 (United States); Vinas, A. F. [Heliophysics Science Devision, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD 20771 (United States)

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Review of combined photovoltaic/thermal collector: solar assisted heat pump system options  

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The advantages of using photovoltaic (PV) and combined photovoltaic/thermal (PV/T) collectors in conjunction with residential heat pumps are examined. The thermal and electrical power requirements of similar residences in New York City and Fort Worth are the loads under consideration. The TRNSYS energy balance program is used to simulate the operations of parallel, series, and cascade solar assisted heat pump systems. Similar work involving exclusively thermal collectors is reviewed, and the distinctions between thermal and PV/T systems are emphasized. Provided the defrost problem can be satisfactorily controlled, lifecycle cost analyses show that at both locations the optimum collector area is less than 50 m/sup 2/ and that the parallel system is preferred.

Sheldon, D.B.; Russell, M.C.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar pond technology for large-scale heat processing in a Chilean mine  

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Coppermining is the largest industrial activity in Northern Chile a region that relies mostly on imported energy resources thus making the mining sector vulnerable to the rising cost of fuel oil and electricity. The extraction of copper is mostly accomplished by hydrometallurgy a three-step low energy process consisting of heap leaching concentration by solvent extraction and metal recovery by electro-winning. Since the content of copper in its ore tends to degrade as the mining operation proceeds higher leaching temperatures would be needed along with increasing energy requirements. In order to address this demand and considering that the region has one of the highest levels of solar radiation and clear skies the authors assessed the solar pond technology for rising the temperature of the leaching stream. The working principle of such technology is presented as well as its mathematical formulation restrictions and assumptions aiming to simulate the performance of a solar pond and to size a suitable setup. The results indicate that this technology can provide sufficient heat to raise the temperature to a range of 50 to 70?°C throughout the year with an annual gross thermal supply of 626?GWh. In order to minimize the loss of water and salt from the pond a closed salt cycle is suggested. Savings of up to 59 000 tons of diesel oil per year and the avoidance of 164 000 tons of CO2 per year could be achieved with a solar pond effective area of 1.43 km2 reaching an average efficiency of 19.4%. Thus solar pond technology is suitable for attaining the goal of increasing the leaching temperature while diminishing fuel costs and greenhouse emissions.

F. Garrido; R. Soto; J. Vergara; M. Walczak; P. Kanehl; R. Nel; J. García

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Solar Swimming Pool Heaters | Department of Energy  

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Swimming Pool Heaters Swimming Pool Heaters Solar Swimming Pool Heaters May 29, 2012 - 6:03pm Addthis An example of a solar pool heater. An example of a solar pool heater. You can significantly reduce swimming pool heating costs by installing a solar pool heater. They're cost competitive with both gas and heat pump pool heaters, and they have very low annual operating costs. Actually, solar pool heating is the most cost-effective use of solar energy in many climates. How They Work Most solar pool heating systems include the following: A solar collector -- the device through which pool water is circulated to be heated by the sun A filter -- removes debris before water is pumped through the collector A pump -- circulates water through the filter and collector and back to the pool A flow control valve -- automatic or manual device that diverts pool

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Solar off-limb line widths: Alfven waves, ion-cyclotron waves, and preferential heating  

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Alfven waves and ion-cyclotron absorption of high-frequency waves are frequently brought into models devoted to coronal heating and fast solar-wind acceleration. Signatures of ion-cyclotron resonance have already been observed in situ in the solar wind (HELIOS spacecrafts) and, recently, in the upper corona (UVCS/SOHO remote-sensing results). We propose a method to constrain both the Alfven wave amplitude and the preferential heating induced by ion-cyclotron resonance, above a partially developed polar coronal hole observed with the SUMER/SOHO spectrometer. The instrumental stray light contribution is first substracted from the spectra. By supposing that the non-thermal velocity is related to the Alfven wave amplitude, it is constrained through a density diagnostic and the gradient of the width of the Mg X 625 A line. The temperatures of several coronal ions, as functions of the distance above the limb, are then determined by substracting the non-thermal component to the observed line widths. The effect of stray light explains the apparent decrease with height in the width of several spectral lines, this decrease usually starting about 0.1-0.2 Rs above the limb. This result rules out any direct evidence of damping of the Alfven waves, often suggested by other authors. We also find that the ions with the smallest charge-to-mass ratios are the hottest ones at a fixed altitude and that they are subject to a stronger heating, as compared to the others, between 57" and 102" above the limb. This constitutes a serious clue to ion-cyclotron preferential heating.

L. Dolla; J. Solomon

2008-04-18T23:59:59.000Z

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DRAFT INTERIM REPORT: NATIONAL PROGRAM PLAN FOR PASSIVE AND HYBRID SOLAR HEATING AND COOLING  

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development of passive solar technology. The tasks have beencommercialization of solar energy technology, Certainpast building technology innovations and passive solar and

Authors, Various

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