Back-pass non-perforated unglazed solar collector: performance and evaluation

Miguel Angel Paya-Marin, James Lim, Bhaskar Sengupta, RM Lawson

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    Abstract

    The thermal efficiency is investigated of the new Kingspan back pass non-perforated unglazed solar collector (BPSC). This technology incorporated into the building sector, can potentially change the role of the building envelope from passive energy conservation, to that of producer of energy. BPSC can be used as a preheated air source for heating and ventilation, leading to a reduction in energy consumption. The BPSC system can potentially reduce the heating and monetary requirement for the buildings by 23%. Over a one year period, temperature rise at different heights, flow rates and solar radiations have been monitored. An equation to predict the temperature rise through the solar collector is proposed.

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    Original languageEnglish
    JournalRenewable Energy and Power Quality Journal
    Volume13
    Issue number11
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 01 Apr 2013

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