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Title: Transparent honeycomb insulated solar thermal systems for energy conservation
Authors: Kaushika, N D
Sharma, P P
Keywords: transparent honeycomb
solar thermal systems
solar ponds
cubes and cuboid
solar gain
thermal storage
solar collector-storage
Issue Date: 1994
Citation: Heat Recovery Systems and CHP, 14(1), 37-44p.
Abstract: Design characteristics of a transparent honeycomb insulation device are presented and the performance of some transparently insulated solar thermal systems using water and ground (concrete/sand) as storage media is investigated for energy conservation applications. Simulation results of honeycomb solar ponds predict solar collection efficiencies of up to 40–60% at temperatures of 70–90°C. Field experiences with water storage cubes and cuboid using the transparent insulation on the surface and peripheries suggest that incorporating the transparent insulation on the central open cut would provide the benefits of added solar gain and thermal storage. The use of ground (sand/concrete) as the solar collector-storage media in the above application enables heat (ΔT = 50°C) to be collected at a solar conversion efficiency of about 40%.
URI: http://eprint.iitd.ac.in/dspace/handle/2074/2306
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