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Domestic hot water and solar energy in Ireland

Abstract

Two systems are discussed which involve the use of solar energy to supply domestic hot-water requirements and their usefulness in Ireland is examined. The systems are evaluated for thermal performance and cost-effectiveness by the use of a computer simulation model of a system involving a typical commercially available solar panel. It is shown that such systems may be economically justified when compared with electricity, but only if the water supply is directly heated by solar panels and only if the installed cost of such panels is low. Further, it appears that the system performance is relatively insensitive to the panel orientation and consequently that retro-fit installations on existing houses are unlikely to cause difficulties.
Publication Date:
Jan 01, 1977
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
EDB-79-024473
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Energy Research; (United Kingdom); Journal Volume: 1:3
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; SOLAR WATER HEATERS; ECONOMICS; MATHEMATICAL MODELS; PERFORMANCE; COMPUTER CALCULATIONS; IRELAND; RETROFITTING; SIMULATION; APPLIANCES; EUROPE; HEATERS; WATER HEATERS; 140907* - Solar Thermal Utilization- Water Heating; 140300 - Solar Energy- Economic, Industrial, & Business Aspects
OSTI ID:
6789925
Country of Origin:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Submitting Site:
FIRL
Size:
Pages: 249-257
Announcement Date:

Citation Formats

Hand, F, Asare, B, and Haslett, J. Domestic hot water and solar energy in Ireland. United Kingdom: N. p., 1977. Web. doi:10.1002/er.4440010305.
Hand, F, Asare, B, & Haslett, J. Domestic hot water and solar energy in Ireland. United Kingdom. doi:10.1002/er.4440010305.
Hand, F, Asare, B, and Haslett, J. 1977. "Domestic hot water and solar energy in Ireland." United Kingdom. doi:10.1002/er.4440010305. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/10.1002/er.4440010305.
@misc{etde_6789925,
title = {Domestic hot water and solar energy in Ireland}
author = {Hand, F, Asare, B, and Haslett, J}
abstractNote = {Two systems are discussed which involve the use of solar energy to supply domestic hot-water requirements and their usefulness in Ireland is examined. The systems are evaluated for thermal performance and cost-effectiveness by the use of a computer simulation model of a system involving a typical commercially available solar panel. It is shown that such systems may be economically justified when compared with electricity, but only if the water supply is directly heated by solar panels and only if the installed cost of such panels is low. Further, it appears that the system performance is relatively insensitive to the panel orientation and consequently that retro-fit installations on existing houses are unlikely to cause difficulties.}
doi = {10.1002/er.4440010305}
journal = {Energy Research; (United Kingdom)}
volume = {1:3}
journal type = {AC}
place = {United Kingdom}
year = {1977}
month = {Jan}
}