A model has been developed to study the behavior of Volumetric Absorption Solar Collectors (VASC) and the influence of the design parameters on the performance of the collector. The model’s approach is based on the use of several dimensionless numbers, each of them having a clear physical significance, which play a key role in the analysis of the collector. The model is then used to conduct a thermodynamic optimization of VASC, which gives the optimal design parameters that maximize the exergy output of the heat extracted from the collector. The results agree with the findings made by other authors who have studied flat plate solar collectors.
Maximization of Exergy Output From Volumetric Absorption Solar Collectors
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, November 2000; final revision, July 2002. Associate Editor: A. Swift.
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London˜o-Hurtado , A., and Rivera-Alvarez, A. (January 27, 2003). "Maximization of Exergy Output From Volumetric Absorption Solar Collectors ." ASME. J. Sol. Energy Eng. February 2003; 125(1): 83–86. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.1530197
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