Estimation of solar collector area for water heating in buildings of Malaysia

Kumar, Nallapaneni Manoj and Sudhakar, K. and Mahendran, Samykano (2018) Estimation of solar collector area for water heating in buildings of Malaysia. In: IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering: International Conference On Innovative Technology, Engineering And Sciences (ICITES2018), 01-02 March 2018 , Perpustakaan UMP Pekan, Universiti Malaysia Pahang. p. 1., 342 (1). ISSN 17578981 (Unpublished)

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Solar thermal energy (STE) utilization for water heating at various sectorial levels became popular and still growing especially for buildings in the residential area. This paper aims to study and identify the solar collector area needed based on the user requirements in an efficient manner. A step by step mathematical approach is followed to estimate the area in Sq. m. Four different cases each having different hot water temperatures (45°, 50°C, 55°C, and 60°C) delivered by the solar water heating system (SWHS) for typical residential application at Kuala Lumpur City, Malaysia is analysed for the share of hot and cold water mix. As the hot water temperature levels increased the share of cold water mix is increased to satisfy the user requirement temperature, i.e. 40°C. It is also observed that as the share of hot water mix is reduced, the collector area can also be reduced. Following this methodology at the installation stage would help both the user and installers in the effective use of the solar resource.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Solar Energy; Solar collector area; Solar water heater; Hot water temperature
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Depositing User: Pn. Hazlinda Abd Rahman
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2018 02:15
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2018 02:15
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