Comparative Performance Analysis of Solar Thermal Technologies in Delhi Region
Pages : 1276-1282
This paper presents the results of an experimental investigation on the performance characterization of solar thermal collector technologies based on the analysis of radiation data at Haryana_SEC located at 28.47000N latitude. A complete collector test facility system has been tested for this purpose. Solar Collector is one of the important solar energy trapping device which uses air or water as working fluid. A comparative simulative study is performed between Flat Plate Collector, Evacuated Flat Plate Collector and 1.5x Non Imaging Concentrator Collector based on the specification of given technology and analysis of solar radiation. The performance characteristics of these solar collector concepts are presently being developed, and a comparison is done at different operating temperature. In this study, Month wise variation of Energy gain is performed at different operating temperature conditions. Flat Plate Collector can easily achieve temperature of 700C and CPC technology can be cost effective at temperature above 1600C. Also, switch over temperature condition from one technology to another is calculated and results are presented.
Keywords: Evacuated Flat collector, Flat Plate Collector, 1.5x Non Imaging Concentrator Collector.
Article published in International Journal of Current Engineering and Technology, Vol.3,No.4(Oct- 2013)