MULTI-STAGE SOLAR COLLECTOR SYSTEM OPTIMIZATION.

J. M. Gordon, C. Saltiel

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Abstract

Since solar collector thermal performance is highly dependent on the working fluid temperature range, often varying greatly between different collector brands, the most cost-effective method of meeting a given energy load could include use of a combination of solar collector brands. A design method for the 'multi-stage' solar collector system, in which different solar collector brands are connected in series, is presented, with the assumption of constant system fluid inlet temperature. Optimization is illustrated by a once-through solar industrial process heat system without storage that dumps excess energy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages227-231
Number of pages5
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1985

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