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Experimentation of a Plane Solar Integrated Collector Storage Water Heater

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In order to popularize the use of the solar-water heaters, especially in the residential and tertiary sectors with the third world, it appears to be necessary to reduce their cost while improving their performances. It is the object of this integrated storage collector thus created and tested in the south of Tunisia. It is simply made up of a tank playing the double part of solar absorber and storage tank of warm water, of a glazing to profit from the greenhouse effect and of an insulating case. Its measured energy performances, by the method of input-output proves its effectiveness to produce hot water, in spite of its simplicity of manufacture, usage and maintenance. Indeed a temperature of water exceeding 70?C is reached towards the afternoon True Solar Time, and for an efficiency of 7%. Thus, this type of collector with integrated storage is entirely satisfactory and could be available to larger mass.

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R. Slama, "Experimentation of a Plane Solar Integrated Collector Storage Water Heater," Energy and Power Engineering, Vol. 4 No. 2, 2012, pp. 67-76. doi: 10.4236/epe.2012.42010.

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