Assessment of domestic evacuated tube direct solar water heater

Kamel, Fouad and Wilson, Paul (2001) Assessment of domestic evacuated tube direct solar water heater. In: 2001 Solar World Congress (ISES 2001), 25 Nov – 2 Dec 2001, Adelaide, Australia.


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[Abstract]: This work presents the first assessment results of an evacuated tube solar collector at the Christchurch
Polytechnic Institute of Technology. The assessment includes, a quantification of the capacity of heated water
that could be supplied at different solar conditions and the realized energy savings (kWh), an interpretation of
the working efficiency of the collector at different solar radiation and ambient temperatures. This paper
presents a summary of the results achieved to date and outlines possible future developments that may be
necessary to allow this type of direct solar water heater to be deployed in NZ conditions.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Deposited with permission of publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Surveying and Land Information
Date Deposited: 19 Mar 2008 02:16
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:00
Uncontrolled Keywords: solar energy, evacuated tubes, solar heaters
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0913 Mechanical Engineering > 091305 Energy Generation, Conversion and Storage Engineering
09 Engineering > 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering > 090605 Photodetectors, Optical Sensors and Solar Cells
04 Earth Sciences > 0401 Atmospheric Sciences > 040103 Atmospheric Radiation

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