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Energetic Performances Study of an Integrated Collector Storage Solar Water Heater

O. Helal1, B. Chaouachi1, S. Gabsi1 and C. Bouden1
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American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Volume 3 No. 1, 2010, 152-158

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/ajeassp.2010.152.158

Submitted On: 5 October 2009 Published On: 31 March 2010

How to Cite: Helal, O., Chaouachi, B., Gabsi, S. & Bouden, C. (2010). Energetic Performances Study of an Integrated Collector Storage Solar Water Heater. American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 3(1), 152-158. https://doi.org/10.3844/ajeassp.2010.152.158

Abstract

Problem statement: Although that the interest attributed to the solar energy remains relatively limited, we attend today to the conception of several installations using the sun as energy source among which we quote the solar water heater. Approach: A study of energetic performances was taken on an integrated collector/storage solar water heater made in the National School of Engineers of Gabes. This water heater is equipped with a concentration system containing a reflector composed of three parabolic branches favorating a better absorption of solar radiance. Results: The comparison between this system and two other systems of solar water heater, composed of a storage ball with asymmetrical CPC and symmetrical CPC, showed important energetic performances despite the simplicity and the little cost of the collector. Conclusion: Several improvements are necessary to increase the direct flow whilst decrease the thermal losses and therefore make the system simpler to be installed on the building roof.

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Keywords

  • Solar energy
  • solar water heater
  • integrated collector/storage
  • energetic performances