Water heating accounts for a significant fraction of the energy consumption in the residential and commercial sectors. A wide variety of water heater configurations are available some of which have higher operating costs than others. The use of solar water heaters is becoming more widespread in many countries usually due to the low operating costs associated with the technology. This paper describes the first implementation of an aluminum-base minichannel solar water heater currently being tested at the University of California Merced.
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Experimental Characterization of an Aluminum-Based Minichannel Solar Water Heater
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Diaz, G. "Experimental Characterization of an Aluminum-Based Minichannel Solar Water Heater." Proceedings of the ASME 2013 Heat Transfer Summer Conference collocated with the ASME 2013 7th International Conference on Energy Sustainability and the ASME 2013 11th International Conference on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology. Volume 1: Heat Transfer in Energy Systems; Thermophysical Properties; Theory and Fundamental Research in Heat Transfer. Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. July 14–19, 2013. V001T01A033. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/HT2013-17347
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