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Design and Performance of a Small Hybrid Solar Collector

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Alex Zielinski, Heather Dillon, Becca Baldwin, Caitlin Forinash, Kyle Zada

University of Portland, Portland, OR

Chad Stillinger, Keaton Dieter

George Fox University, Newberg, OR

Paper No. POWER2016-59098, pp. V001T10A001; 7 pages
doi:10.1115/POWER2016-59098
From:
  • ASME 2016 Power Conference collocated with the ASME 2016 10th International Conference on Energy Sustainability and the ASME 2016 14th International Conference on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology
  • ASME 2016 Power Conference
  • Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, June 26–30, 2016
  • Conference Sponsors: Power Division, Advanced Energy Systems Division, Solar Energy Division, Nuclear Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-5021-3
  • Copyright © 2016 by ASME

abstract

A hybrid solar water collection system was designed to determine the benefits of combining a flat plate collector with evacuated tubes. The system used a flat plate collector with five evacuated tubes to maximize solar absorption from direct and diffuse solar radiation. The performance of the hybrid collector was evaluated by collecting data while the system operated at a range of flow rates and solar insolation levels over several months. The maximum change in temperature was 48.6°C with a flow rate of 0.0063 kg/s. Analysis of the data quantified the maximum change in temperature and a range of maximum system efficiency between 40–45%.

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