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Liquid Heating Flat Plate Solar Collector

 

 

Developed by
Garg H P  Professor
garghp@ces.iitd.ernet.in
Department/Centre
Center for Energy Studies

Description:
The technique of heating water between 50-90C through the abundantly available solar energy is fully recognized by now. However, the design pursuits are still revolving around various engineering techniques to produce a highly performing, reliable and durable solar water heating system. This is because; a well-designed flat plate collector can effectively lead to a cost-effective and durable heat supply mechanism, for a host of end-use applications in various sectors. A typical system incorporates tubes attached to the flat fins with a solar selective absorber coating in place to heat the water.

Special Features:
In the design under consideration, the collector efficiency has been vastly improved, so as to economise on the system cost as a whole. This effort is to be measured against a near-total focus on standardizing the material use and size by many others. So far, many systems based on the optimized solar collector design efficiency have been successfully operating under the actual field operating conditions in various locations in the country.

Prospective users
Amongst the prominent potential users are those involved with the production, installation and performance monitoring of the solar water heating systems.

Keywords:
Solar Water Heating, Flat-Plate Collector, Liquid Heating Collector

Type of Technology:
Design

For further informatiom, Please contact directly the faculty member/inventor under intimation to Managing Director, FITT, sengupta@fitt.iitd.ernet.in.

 

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