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Title: Exergy analysis on solar thermal systems: A better understanding of their sustainability
Authors: Kalogirou, Soteris A. 
Karellas, Sotiriοs 
Badescu, Viorel 
Braimakis, Konstantinos 
Keywords: Exergy analysis
Solar collectors
Solar processes
Issue Date: 1-Jan-2016
Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
Source: Renewable Energy, 2016, Volume 85, Pages 1328–1333
Abstract: © 2015 The Authors.This paper presents a review of exergy analysis of solar thermal systems. It includes both various types of solar collectors and various applications of solar thermal systems. As solar collectors are an important technology when sustainability is considered, exergy analysis, which gives a more representative performance evaluation, is a valuable method to evaluate and compare possible configurations of these systems. It should be noted that this review is based on literature published in the last two years.
ISSN: 09601481
Rights: © 2015 The Authors.
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