A residential solar domestic hot water system utilizing tubular solar collectors is analyzed for climatic conditions typical of various regions of the Northeast. Experimentally determined system parameters are used in analytical simulations to compare the performance of systems using two different flat plate collectors to the system using the tubular type. A cost/benefit analysis is performed to determine the economic feasibility of the various systems.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Solar collectors; Solar heating
Department, Program, or Center
Mechanical Engineering (KGCOE)
Cole, Kevin A., "Tubular solar collector analysis and comparison with flat plate collectors in SDHW applications" (1981). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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