An approach based on a new conceptual temperature termed the “equivalent ambient temperature” has been introduced for analyzing solar collector thermal performances when the environments to the front and rear of a collector are at different temperatures. Using a specially-designed solar simulator, experimental work is presented which validates the new approach as applied to a wall-integrated covered profiled metal solar air collector. Using both the new and traditional approaches, collector thermal performances are predicted to reveal the practical conditions for which use of the new approach is warranted. The latter findings will be of importance to designers. Performance characteristics for this collector geometry are also presented for use by designers.
New Approach for Analyzing Solar Collectors Subjected to Unequal Front/Rear Ambient Temperatures: The Equivalent Ambient Temperature Concept, Part 2: Validation and Implications for Design
Contributed by the Solar Energy Division of THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS for publication in the ASME JOURNAL OF SOLAR ENERGY ENGINEERING. Manuscript received by the ASME Solar Energy Division, Aug. 1999; final revision, Feb. 2002. Associate Editor: R. Hogan.
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Ho , K. T. K., and Loveday, D. L. (August 1, 2002). "New Approach for Analyzing Solar Collectors Subjected to Unequal Front/Rear Ambient Temperatures: The Equivalent Ambient Temperature Concept, Part 2: Validation and Implications for Design ." ASME. J. Sol. Energy Eng. August 2002; 124(3): 268–275. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.1488166
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