Performance of building integrated solar hot water systems
Duke, Michael, Anderson, Timothy, Carson, James, Kunnemeyer, Rainer and Smith, Bram 2010, Performance of building integrated solar hot water systems, in Energy in the city – securing the future : Proceedings of the 2010 Solar Energy Society Conference, The Conference, London, England, pp. 1-5.
Energy in the city – securing the future : Proceedings of the 2010 Solar Energy Society Conference
Place of publication
The integration of solar energy systems into buildings has been the subject of considerable commercial and academic research, particularly building integrated photovoltaics. However, the integration of solar hot water systems into roofing systems has had far less attention. This paper presents the theoretical and experimental results of a novel building integrated solar hot water system developed using existing long run roofing materials.
This work shows that it is possible to achieve effective integration that maintains the aesthetics of the building and also provides useful thermal energy. The results of an unglazed 108m2 swimming pool heater and 8m2 glazed domestic hot water systems are presented.
The experimental results show that the glazed system performs close to the theoretical model and is an effective provider of hot water in certain climates. However it was also found that for larger scale building integrated solar water heating systems, special attention must be paid to the configuration and arrangement of the collectors in order to minimise problems with respect to flow distribution and its effect on collector and system efficiency.
Field of Research
091499 Resources Engineering and Extractive Metallurgy not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective
850506 Solar-Thermal Energy
HERDC Research category
E2 Full written paper - non-refereed / Abstract reviewed
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