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Solar water heater Components

Solar water heater Components

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Basic Components of Good Solar Hot WaterSystems
 Tri Ratna Bajracharya, Ph.D.Center for Energy Studies (CES)Institute of Engineering/TUPulchowk, Lalitpur
Tribhuvan UniversityInstitute of Engineering
Lecture 2: Solar Thermal Technology
 
  c  o   l   l  e  c  t  o  r
heat storageheattransportsystemheatexchanger cold water supplyconnection tohot water tap
  p  u  m  p
control unit power supplywith insulation
expansionvessel backup heater thermostatair releasevalve
(blockable)
 pressurereleasevalve
(8 atm)
     c        h     e      c        k     v      a        l     v      e 
 
Forced-flow versus natural circulationSHW systems
forced flow
+
better performance
+
can be installed in large systems
+
allows independent location of collector and hot water tank
requires more components
needs electrical energy for pumping and control
is more expensive
natural circulation
(thermosiphon)+
simple and require less components
+
work without active control equipment
+
cheaper
not suitable for large systems
less efficient
storage tank must be located above the collec

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