Experiences With Using Solar Photovoltaics to Heat Domestic Water

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Brian P. Dougherty, A. Hunter Fanney

Heat Transfer and Alternative Energy Systems, Building and Fire Research Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD 20899

J. Sol. Energy Eng 125(2), 195-202 (May 08, 2003) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1562635 History: Received November 01, 2000; Revised December 01, 2002; Online May 08, 2003
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Grahic Jump Location
Single-tank PVWH schematic
Grahic Jump Location
Current versus voltage curves showing how the resistive load must change to operate at the maximum power point
Grahic Jump Location
PV heating element assemblies: The three-cartridge assembly (upper) and the 3-in-1 assembly (lower)
Grahic Jump Location
Alternative single-tank configuration




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