Simon Furbo, Elsa Andersen

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    Theoretical and experimental investigations of small SDHW systems based on so-called smart solar tanks are presented. A smart solar tank is a hot water tank in which the domestic water can both be heated by solar collectors and by an auxiliary energy supply system. The auxiliary energy supply system heats up the hot water tank from the top and the water volume heated by the auxiliary energy supply system is fitted to the hot water consumption and consumption pattern. In periods with a large hot water demand the volume is large, in periods with a small hot water demand the volume is small. The investigations showed that the yearly thermal performance of small SDHW systems can be increased by up to about 30 % if a smart solar tank is used instead of a traditional solar combi tank. The thermal increase is strongly influenced by the hot water consumption and consumption pattern. Recommendations for future development of smart solar tanks are given.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationDEVELOPMENT OF A SMART SOLAR TANK
    Publication date1999
    Publication statusPublished - 1999
    EventISES 1999 Solar World Congress: Solar is renewable - Jerusalem, Israel
    Duration: 4 Jul 19999 Jul 1999


    ConferenceISES 1999 Solar World Congress

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