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Solar Energy Engineering, 2nd Edition by Soteris A. Kalogirou

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Chapter 11

Designing and Modeling Solar Energy Systems

Abstract

Chapter 11 presents methods used for the design and modeling of solar systems. These include the f-chart method and program and comprise sections on the design of liquid-based solar heating systems, various corrections required for the storage capacity, collector flow rate and load heat exchanger size; the design of air-based solar heating systems, various corrections required for the pebble-bed storage size and air flow-rate correction; the design of solar service-water systems, and the use of the f-chart for the design of thermosiphon solar water-heating systems. The section concludes with some general remarks and a brief overview of the f-chart program. This is followed by the ...

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