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Title: Passive solar hot water heater. Final report

Abstract

This study involves the design and testing of a passive solar hot water heater. The primary goals are to achieve freeze protection without having to resort to antifreeze, manually operated shutters, or the use of mechanical aids. The objective was to test the heater under severe winter climate conditions. Data is presented to demonstrate that such a hot water heater can operate effectively in freezing climates. The hot water heater developed and tested in this study utilized Teflon as a multiple glazing in a unique upside down collection system. Heat loss is minimized in such a design, and manual operation is avoided. Performance results indicate that such a system also obviates the need for freeze protection.

Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Solar Energy Associates Ltd., Omaha, NE (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
6709943
Report Number(s):
DOE/R7/01230-T1
ON: DE84015239
DOE Contract Number:  
FG47-81R701230
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Portions are illegible in microfiche products
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; PASSIVE SOLAR WATER HEATERS; DESIGN; PERFORMANCE TESTING; FREEZE PROTECTION; TEFLON; APPLIANCES; EQUIPMENT; FLUORINATED ALIPHATIC HYDROCARBONS; HALOGENATED ALIPHATIC HYDROCARBONS; HEATERS; MATERIALS; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; ORGANIC FLUORINE COMPOUNDS; ORGANIC HALOGEN COMPOUNDS; ORGANIC POLYMERS; PETROCHEMICALS; PETROLEUM PRODUCTS; PLASTICS; POLYETHYLENES; POLYMERS; POLYOLEFINS; POLYTETRAFLUOROETHYLENE; SOLAR EQUIPMENT; SOLAR WATER HEATERS; SYNTHETIC MATERIALS; TESTING; WATER HEATERS; 140907* - Solar Thermal Utilization- Water Heating

Citation Formats

. Passive solar hot water heater. Final report. United States: N. p., 1984. Web.
. Passive solar hot water heater. Final report. United States.
. Mon . "Passive solar hot water heater. Final report". United States.
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year = {1984},
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