SECOND-LAW ANALYSIS OF SOLAR COLLECTORS WITH ENERGY STORAGE CAPABILITY.

This is an analytical and numerical study of the exergy that can be delivered by a solar collector installation with temporary energy storage capability. In each of the models considered, the analysis shows that the relative timing of the filling and discharge processes has a significant effect on the total exergy delivered by the installation. The main conclusion of the study is that the daily regime of operation of the collection/storage installation can be selected by design in order to maximize the harvesting of solar exergy per unit of collector area.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Chelghoum, DE; Bejan, A

Published Date

  • 1985

Published In

  • Journal of Solar Energy Engineering, Transactions of the ASME

Volume / Issue

  • 107 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 244 - 251

Citation Source

  • SciVal