Matching Collector’s Azimuthal Orientation and Energy Demand Profile for Thermosyphonic Systems

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M. Sokolov, M. Vaxman

Department of Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer, Tel-Aviv University, Ramat-Aviv 69978, Israel

J. Sol. Energy Eng 111(3), 219-224 (Aug 01, 1989) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3268310 History: Received September 01, 1988; Revised April 01, 1989; Online November 11, 2009


When a load profile is given, a thermosyphonic solar water heater’s collector’s azimuthal orientation should be considered as a parameter for maximizing the system’s performance. This is demonstrated by simulating such a system with various azimuthal collectors orientation subjected to a single fixed or a daily routine load during the day. The results indicate that the system performance, which is measured here by the average (or “mixed-cup”) temperature of the withdrawn load, could be improved appreciably by a proper match between the collector’s azimuthal orientation and the specifics of the load profiles.

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