Effectiveness of a Differential Temperature Controller on a Solar Water Heating System: An Experimental Study

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G. K. Muralidhar, J. Nagaraju, S. Mohan

Instrumentation and Services Unit, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 560 012, India

J. Sol. Energy Eng 111(1), 97-99 (Feb 01, 1989) (3 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3268293 History: Received August 23, 1987; Revised August 29, 1988; Online November 11, 2009


A differential temperature controller is incorporated in a solar water heating system to study the influence of its set points on system performance. The effectiveness of the controller set points ΔT ON and ΔT OFF on the pump cycling and energy collection has been studied experimentally and the results are presented in this paper.

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