Low-profile solar water heaters: The mirror booster problem revisited

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We discuss the use of a plane mirror, attached to the elevated storage tank of a thermosiphon solar water heater, in order to lower the total profile of the system. The discussion includes a critical review of some of the simplifying assumptions that have been made by previous authors who have proposed the use of mirror boosters in order to enhance the energy collection of flat-plate receivers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)385-390
Number of pages6
JournalSolar Energy
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • General Materials Science


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