SECOND LAW ANALYSIS AND SYNTHESIS OF SOLAR COLLECTOR SYSTEMS.

The second law of thermodynamics is used to analyze the potential for energy conservation in solar collector systems. It is shown that the amount of useful energy (exergy) delivered by solar collector systems is affected by heat transfer irreversibilities occurring between the sun and the collector, between the collector and the ambient air, and inside the collector.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Bejan, A; Kearney, DW; Kreith, F

Published Date

  • 1981

Published In

  • Journal of Solar Energy Engineering, Transactions of the ASME

Volume / Issue

  • 103 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 23 - 28

Citation Source

  • SciVal