Solar District Heating Model for an Azimuth-Tracking Floating Concentrator on a Seasonal-Heat-Storage Reservoir

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/314277
Title:
Solar District Heating Model for an Azimuth-Tracking Floating Concentrator on a Seasonal-Heat-Storage Reservoir
Author:
Cluff, C. Brent; Kinney, Robert B.
Affiliation:
Water Resources Research Center; Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
Issue Date:
Jan-1980
Description:
2nd Annual Systems Simulation and Economic Analysis Conference. Jan. 23-25, 1980, San Diego, California, Sponsored by Solar Energy Research Institute (SERI)
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/314277
Abstract:
The development of a computer model which sizes the floating concentrator and seasonal heat-storage reservoir needed to operate solar district heating and-cooling systems is reported. A prediction of the water temperature variation with time in the storage reservoir is obtained using a Fourlar series type analysis. The model has been applied to districts composed of 10, 50 and 250 individual residences. A 4459 m2 (98,000 ft2) circular collector on a 10.7 m (35 ft) deep reservoir will provide the 250-home subdivision with 100 percent of the space heating and domestic hot water in an average year. This is approximately 17.8 m2 (192 ft2) per home which is one-third that required without annual storage. This reduction in area should more than compensate for the cost of insulation and distribution of the hot water from the patented centralized collector system. A utility operated system would have the convenience and dependability that consumers are now experiencing with non-renewable sources of thermal energy.
Language:
en_US

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dc.contributor.authorCluff, C. Brenten_US
dc.contributor.authorKinney, Robert B.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-19T21:01:11Z-
dc.date.available2014-03-19T21:01:11Z-
dc.date.issued1980-01-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/314277-
dc.description2nd Annual Systems Simulation and Economic Analysis Conference. Jan. 23-25, 1980, San Diego, California, Sponsored by Solar Energy Research Institute (SERI)en_US
dc.description.abstractThe development of a computer model which sizes the floating concentrator and seasonal heat-storage reservoir needed to operate solar district heating and-cooling systems is reported. A prediction of the water temperature variation with time in the storage reservoir is obtained using a Fourlar series type analysis. The model has been applied to districts composed of 10, 50 and 250 individual residences. A 4459 m2 (98,000 ft2) circular collector on a 10.7 m (35 ft) deep reservoir will provide the 250-home subdivision with 100 percent of the space heating and domestic hot water in an average year. This is approximately 17.8 m2 (192 ft2) per home which is one-third that required without annual storage. This reduction in area should more than compensate for the cost of insulation and distribution of the hot water from the patented centralized collector system. A utility operated system would have the convenience and dependability that consumers are now experiencing with non-renewable sources of thermal energy.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.sourceWater Resources Research Center. The University of Arizona.en_US
dc.titleSolar District Heating Model for an Azimuth-Tracking Floating Concentrator on a Seasonal-Heat-Storage Reservoiren_US
dc.contributor.departmentWater Resources Research Centeren_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineeringen_US
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