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Experimental Comparison of Control Strategies for Solar Energy Systems Incorporating Dual Storage Tanks

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R. L. T. Wolfson, H. S. Harvey

Department of Physics, Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vt. 05753

J. Sol. Energy Eng 103(1), 47-51 (Feb 01, 1981) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3266207 History: Received December 04, 1980; Online November 11, 2009

Abstract

Two identical solar collector systems were operated side by side for a 67 day period. Data acquisition and control of both systems were accomplished by a minicomputer. One system’s control strategy kept its two storage tanks at the same temperature, simulating a single tank. The other system employed a dual temperature strategy designed to allow greater flexibility in adjusting to varying isolation. The dual temperature strategy showed a modest 4 percent gain in energy delivered to a load.

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