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Title: How to solve materials and design problems in solar heating and cooling. Energy technology review No. 77

A broad range of difficulties encountered in active and passive solar space heating systems and active solar space cooling systems is covered. The problems include design errors, installation mistakes, inadequate durability of materials, unacceptable reliability of components, and wide variations in performance and operation of different solar systems. Feedback from designers and manufacturers involved in the solar market is summarized. The designers' experiences with and criticisms of solar components are presented, followed by the manufacturers' replies to the various problems encountered. Information is presented on the performance and operation of solar heating and cooling systems so as to enable future designs to maximize performance and eliminate costly errors. (LEW)
Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6506002
Report Number(s):
DOE/NBM-3006116
ON: DE83006116
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Portions are illegible in microfiche products
Research Org:
Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins (USA). Solar Energy Applications Lab.; Ehrenkrantz Group, New York (USA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; SOLAR COOLING SYSTEMS; DESIGN; PERFORMANCE; RELIABILITY; SOLAR HEATING SYSTEMS; BLOWERS; CONTROL EQUIPMENT; COST; DUCTS; ERRORS; HEAT EXCHANGERS; HEAT TRANSFER FLUIDS; INSTALLATION; MATERIALS; PASSIVE SOLAR HEATING SYSTEMS; PIPES; PUMPS; SOLAR COLLECTORS; SOLAR WATER HEATERS; SUPPORTS; TANKS; THERMAL ENERGY STORAGE EQUIPMENT; APPLIANCES; CONTAINERS; ENERGY SYSTEMS; EQUIPMENT; FLUIDS; HEATERS; HEATING SYSTEMS; MECHANICAL STRUCTURES; SOLAR EQUIPMENT; WATER HEATERS 140901* -- Solar Thermal Utilization-- Space Heating & Cooling