New tool for standardized collector performance calculations

Bengt Perers, Peter Kovacs, Marcus Olsson, Martin Persson, Ulrik Pettersson

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A new tool for standardized calculation of solar collector performance has been developed in cooperation between SP Technical Research Institute Sweden, DTU Denmark and SERC Dalarna University. The tool is designed to calculate the annual performance for a number of representative cities in Europe on the basis of parameters from collector tests performed according to EN12975, without any intermediate conversions. The main target group for this tool is test institutes and certification bodies that intend to use it for conversion of collector model parameters derived from performance tests, into a more user friendly quantity: the annual energy output. The energy output calculated by the tool can be expressed either per square meter or per collector module.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationISES Solar World Congress 2011 Proceedings
Publication date2011
ISBN (Print)978-3-9814659-0-7
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventISES Solar World Congress 2011 - Kassel, Germany
Duration: 28 Aug 20112 Sep 2011


ConferenceISES Solar World Congress 2011
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