In the present study, detailed investigations on evacuated tubular solar collectors for large solarheating systems have been carried out. Four types of evacuated tubular solar collectors were used in theinvestigation. Based on laboratory tests, simulation models for the collectors were determined. Based on thesemodels, the thermal performance of large solar domestic hot water (DHW) systems and combined domestichot water and space heating systems with the four evacuated tubular collectors was determined. To make acomparison with traditional flat-plate collectors, similar simulations were also carried out for systems with atypical flat-plate collector. The results show that the thermal advantage of evacuated tubular collectors variesgreatly from system to system, and increases with the solar fraction. Furthermore, the higher the operationtemperature of the collector in the system is, the greater the thermal advantage of evacuated tubular solarcollectors will be.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of North Sun '99 Conference|
|Publication status||Published - 1999|
|Event||North Sun '99 Conference - Edmonton, Alberta, Canada|
Duration: 1 Jan 1999 → …
|Conference||North Sun '99 Conference|
|City||Edmonton, Alberta, Canada|
|Period||01/01/1999 → …|