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|Description=Solar water heating is the conversion of sunlight into renewable energy for water heating using a solar thermal collector. Solar heating panels are most often part of a water heater, but they can also warm air as part of a home heating system.
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|Advantages=*Does not emit any greenhouse gases
|Disadvantages=(empty)
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*Can be extremely cost effective in suitable environments
|Application barriers=(empty)
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*Many governments have incentives for installation
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|Disadvantages=
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*Sensitive to environmental conditions
|Trade=(empty)
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*High upfront cost
|Quantity of Modules=5
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*Diminishing lifetime performance
|Tank Capacity=(empty)
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|Application barriers=*Unreliable
|Hot Water Temperature=(empty)
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*Day time dependant
|Working Pressure of the System=(empty)
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|Information sources= [http://www.solarpanelsplus.com/products/solar-storage-tanks/ Source]
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|Quantity of ModulesMin=1
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|Tank CapacityMin=200
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|Stagnation TemperatureMin=184
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|Stagnation TemperatureMax=220
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|Working Pressure of the SystemMin=2.5
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|Working Pressure of the SystemMax=10
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|DimensionsMin=201.6/98.5/7.7
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|DimensionsMax=203.7/113.7/8.0
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|Gross Collector AreaMin=1.99
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|Gross Collector AreaMax=2.32
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|Net Aperture AreaMin=1.874
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|Net Aperture AreaMax=2.244
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|WeightMin=33
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|WeightMax=53
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|Operating EfficiencyMin=75.4
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|Operating EfficiencyMax=79.9
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|Annual Degradation Rate in EfficiencyMax=
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|Peak PowerMin=670
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|Peak PowerMax=1745
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|Annual Produced EnergyMin=358
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|Annual Produced EnergyMax=544
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|Investment CostMin=2,330
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|Investment CostMax=7,176
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|Operational CostMin=113
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|Operational CostMax=164
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|Replacement Cost (Carrier Fluid)Min=23.2
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|Replacement Cost (Pump)Min=10,4
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|Replacement Cost (Pump)Max=
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|Life ExpectancyMin=25
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Latest revision as of 20:34, 28 February 2017


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Description Solar water heating is the conversion of sunlight into renewable energy for water heating using a solar thermal collector. Solar heating panels are most often part of a water heater, but they can also warm air as part of a home heating system.
Advantages
  • Does not emit any greenhouse gases
  • Can be extremely cost effective in suitable environments
  • Many governments have incentives for installation
Disadvantages
  • Sensitive to environmental conditions
  • High upfront cost
  • Diminishing lifetime performance
Characteristic features
Application barriers
  • Unreliable
  • Day time dependant
Information sources Source
Image
Trade:
Parameter Minimal Value Maximal Value Unit
Quantity of Modules

1

Tank Capacity

200

l

Hot Water Temperature

°C

Stagnation Temperature

184

220

°C

Working Pressure of the System

2.5

10

Bar

Dimensions

201.6/98.5/7.7

203.7/113.7/8.0

H/W/D in cm

Gross Collector Area

1.99

2.32

m2

Net Aperture Area

1.874

2.244

m2

Weight

33

53

kg

Operating Efficiency

75.4

79.9

%

Annual Degradation Rate in Efficiency

%

Peak Power

670

1745

W

Annual Produced Energy

358

544

kWh/m2

Investment Cost

2,330

7,176

Operational Cost

113

164

€/year

Replacement Cost (Carrier Fluid)

23.2

€/year

Replacement Cost (Pump)

10,4

€/year

Life Expectancy

25

years

Deterioration Description
Causes
Parameter
Degradation Rate
Measurement


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