Solar engineering of thermal processes
Many of the newest developments in solar energy science and technology are covered in this Second Edition. There is a thorough up-to-date review of solar energy principles and the functioning, design and economics of solar thermal processes. Convection and radiation, properties of materials, components, systems and applications to active space and water heating are discussed. Includes examples and problems of tabulated radiation data and conversion factors.
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absorber plate absorptance ambient temperature analysis angle of incidence aperture approximately array ASHRAE auxiliary energy azimuth angle beam radiation blackbody building calculated Chapter collector area components concentration ratio convection cooling cover curve cycle savings diffuse radiation distribution effects emittance energy balance energy storage Equation estimated Example extraterrestrial factor flat-plate collectors flow rate fluid temperature fraction FRUL function glass glazing heat exchanger heat loss heat transfer coefficient horizontal surface hour hourly incident radiation increments inlet insulation methods monochromatic monthly average Nusselt operation optical packed bed plane plate temperature present worth properties pump pyranometer receiver reflector Section sensible heat shading shown in Figure slope solar collector Solar Energy solar energy system solar heating solar heating system solar process solar radiation solar savings Solution specular reflectance storage unit tank thermal performance tilted surface total radiation transmittance tube utilizability wall water heater wavelength