Experimental Study of Energy Loss in Solar Energy Collectors With Wind Fences

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Dalmo G. Gomes, Nide G. C. R. Fico

Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica, São José dos Campos, SP, Brazil 12228-900

J. Sol. Energy Eng 126(4), 1101-1104 (Nov 18, 2004) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1800534 History: Received February 13, 2004; Revised May 17, 2004; Online November 18, 2004
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Schematics of a typical flat plate solar collector
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Flow over the solar collector equipped with wind barrier
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Top view of experimental apparatus setup mounted inside the laboratory
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Temperature drop vs Lp for wind velocity of 5 m/s and (Tin−Ta)=30°C
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Recirculation region length vs wind barrier height for a wind velocity of 5 m/s
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Visualization of the flow over the collector’s upper surface
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Temperature drop vs Lp for wind velocity of 5 m/s and (Tin−Ta)=60°C
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Temperature drop vs Lp for various wind velocity of and (Tin−Ta)=60°C,β⁁=0



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