Design of a flat plate collector which reduces the temperature differential between the absorber plate and the fluid is described. The reduced temperature differences are shown to yield increase collector performance. Flow characteristics of the collector are examined. Collector thermal performance is illustrated for typical operating and environmental conditions. A cost analysis is presented to demonstrate that material and assembly costs are substantially lower than for any collector presently on the market.
Smith, Theodore F. and Flindt, Herbert R., "The Design and Performance of a Distributed Flow Water-Cooled Solar Collector" (1975). UMR-MEC Conference. 79.
2nd Annual UMR-MEC Conference on Energy (1975: Oct. 7-9, Rolla, MO)
Article - Conference proceedings
Wind and Solar Energy
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