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Monthly-Averaged Utilizability for Multiple Aperture Solar Systems

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M. Bida, J. F. Kreider

Joint Center for Energy Management, University of Colorado, Boulder, Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering Department, Boulder, CO 80309-0428

J. Sol. Energy Eng 109(1), 52-57 (Feb 01, 1987) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3268178 History: Received March 01, 1986; Online November 11, 2009

Abstract

New solar utilizability correlations for solar collectors with apertures at various orientations are developed. These correlations use the functional form introduced by Klein/Theilacker and an Aperture Configuration Ratio descriptive of the collector’s aperture arrangement. Various glazing areas and aperture orientations were considered in several climates. Good accuracy is found for the new correlations which can be used for thermal collector performance prediction as well as sensible cooling load calculation.

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