Renew. Energy Environ. Sustain.
Volume 1, 2016
|Number of page(s)||4|
|Published online||31 May 2016|
Monitoring of a flat plate solar thermal field supplying process heat
EURAC Research, Institute for Renewable Energy, Viale Druso 1, 39100
2 S.O.L.I.D. Solarinstallationen und Design GmbH, Puchstrasse 85, 8020 Graz, Austria
3 Research Center on Sustainable Energy Technology, Schellingstraße 24, 70174 Stuttgart, Germany
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The article reports the performance data of a flat plate collector field installed in Austria and supplying process heat to a meat factory, up to a temperature of about 95 °C. The presented data span an entire year, thereby including seasonal effects and allowing for a full characterization of the system performances. Sensor uncertainty is also discussed in detail. Finally, a bin method analysis of the field efficiency is provided. To this purpose, different operating conditions are concisely represented by the so-called reduced temperature, typically used in solar collector applications.
© M. Cozzini et al., published by EDP Sciences, 2016
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