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dc.contributor.authorKalogirou, Soteris A.-
dc.contributor.authorPapamarcou, Christos-
dc.contributor.otherΚαλογήρου, Σωτήρης Α.-
dc.date.accessioned2009-05-28T11:19:39Zen
dc.date.accessioned2013-05-17T05:21:54Z-
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-02T09:49:16Z-
dc.date.available2009-05-28T11:19:39Zen
dc.date.available2013-05-17T05:21:54Z-
dc.date.available2015-12-02T09:49:16Z-
dc.date.issued2000-
dc.identifier.citationRenewable Energy, Vol. 21, no. 3-4, 2000, pp. 471-493en_US
dc.identifier.issn0960-1481-
dc.identifier.urihttp://ktisis.cut.ac.cy/handle/10488/201-
dc.description.abstractA thermosyphon solar water heater consisting of two flat plate collectors of total aperture area of 2.7 m2 and 150 l storage tank is modelled using TRNSYS. Simple experiments were conducted in order to validate the model. During the experiments weather conditions were measured every 10 min and integrated over an hour. The temperature of the water in the storage tank was also measured at the beginning and at the end of the day. The storage tank temperature rise was used to validate the model by using the actual weather data as input to the program. Validation tests were performed for 25 days spread over 6 months and the mean deviation between the predicted and the actual values of water temperature rise is 4.7% which is very satisfactory. Subsequently, long term system performance is estimated by using TRNSYS model run with the weather values of TMY file for Nicosia, Cyprus. The annual solar fraction obtained was 79% and the system could cover all the hot water needs of a house of four people during the three summer months. The maximum auxiliary energy was needed during the months of December and January (about 280 MJ/month). In addition, an economic analysis of the system was carried out. The pay-back time of the system was found to be 8 years and the present worth of life cycle savings was found equal to C£ 161.en_US
dc.formatpdfen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherElsevier B. V.en
dc.rightsCopyright © 2000 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.en_US
dc.subjectThermosyphon solar water heateren_US
dc.titleModelling of a thermosyphon solar water heating system and simple model validationen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.affiliationHigher Technical Institute Cyprus-
dc.collaborationCyprus University of Technologyen_US
dc.subject.categoryMechanical Engineeringen_US
dc.journalsSubscription Journalen_US
dc.countryCyprusen_US
dc.subject.fieldEngineering and Technologyen_US
dc.publicationPeer Revieweden_US
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0960-1481(00)00086-0en_US
dc.dept.handle123456789/54en
cut.common.academicyear2019-2020en_US
item.languageiso639-1en-
item.openairecristypehttp://purl.org/coar/resource_type/c_6501-
item.grantfulltextnone-
item.cerifentitytypePublications-
item.openairetypearticle-
item.fulltextNo Fulltext-
crisitem.author.deptDepartment of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering-
crisitem.author.facultyFaculty of Engineering and Technology-
crisitem.author.orcid0000-0002-4497-0602-
crisitem.author.parentorgFaculty of Engineering and Technology-
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