Advances in Solar Energy Technology: Volume 2: Industrial by H.P. Garg

By H.P. Garg

The goal of scripting this 3 quantity 'Advances in solar power expertise' is to supply the entire correct most modern info on hand within the box of solar power (Applied in addition to Theoretical) to function the simplest resource fabric at one position. makes an attempt are made to debate themes intensive to aid either the scholars (i.e. undergraduate, postgraduate, learn students etc.) and the pros (i.e. Consultancy, layout, and contracting firms). bankruptcy 1 begins with a short historical past of sunlight homes (active heating), one of many oldest and nonetheless the generally used program of solar power. a variety of tools of construct­ ing heating and different common points resembling development shape and services also are defined. a number of elements of lively sunlight heating of establishing like sunlight collector, garage method, keep an eye on unit, auxiliary warmth resource, and so forth. are mentioned very in brief. 3 different types of sunlight energetic heating of structures like sun air structures, sun liquid platforms, and sunlight assisted warmth pump platforms are mentioned intimately during this bankruptcy. layout information and function of 9 general sun homes that are in use in several weather conditions and utilizing a few more moderen thoughts also are mentioned extensive during this chapter.

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Prof. Hottel and his associates designed[11,12,119,120j several Solar Houses known as MIT House No. 1,11,111, and IV. These houses were built in the year 1939, 1947, 1949, and 1958 respectively. The MIT Solar House No. 5m 2 . 45 m2 area consisting of blackened copper sheet to which copper pipes are welded were installed on the roof slopped about 30 southward. 8 m 3 capacity was kept in the basement of the house. This was the first 100 percent solar heated house, but the storage size was bigger than required and was enough to accumulate summer heat for winter use and therefore this system was highly uneconomical and was used only for test purposes.

7 48 CHAPTER 1 percent of the house heating load including water preheating and heating. 15. It is seen from this figure that in winter months, the heating load requirement of the house was even greater than the total solar radiation available on the solar collectors and it is much more than the collected heat. In spring and early falls only the solar radiation on the collector was more then the heating load. These figures very clearly indicate that small collector area was used compared to the heating demand of the house.

The most obvious choice with liquid colle- SOLAR HEATING OF BUILDINGS: ACTIVE SYSTEMS 19 ctors is water in tank and sometimes with some antifreeze liquid additive is used. 2 KJ/Kg K but a heat exchanger is required to transfer energy from stored water to the point of use[76,77]. 8 KJ/K. The rock bed system is used alongwith air collectors. Air can be used as a heat transfer media in rock bed system without heat exchanger. This combination has an additional advantage that it cannot freeze and a little leakage will not be a problem.

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