Methodology is presented for optimizing solar arrays used for heating fluids from ambient to elevated temperatures. The optimal array consists of the appropriate combination of available collector types which delivers the most energy per dollar invested in the array. An example optimization is presented and verified using computer simulation of numerous combinations of collector types.
Bradley, Jerry O.; Posner, David; and Bingham, C. E., "Design Optimization for Solar Array of Multiple Collector Types" (1977). UMR-MEC Conference on Energy / UMR-DNR Conference on Energy. 258, pp. 25-37.
4th Annual UMR-DNR Conference on Energy (1977: Oct. 11-13, Rolla, MO)
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13 Oct 1977