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Solar Thermal Collector (STC)
Advantages *Does not emit any greenhouse gases *Can be extremely cost effective in suitable environments *Many governments have incentives for installation  +
Annual Produced EnergyMax 544  +
Annual Produced EnergyMin 358  +
Application barriers *Unreliable *Day time dependant  +
Class Renewable Energies  +
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.  +
DimensionsMax 203.7/113.7/8.0  +
DimensionsMin 201.6/98.5/7.7  +
Disadvantages *Sensitive to environmental conditions *High upfront cost *Diminishing lifetime performance  +
Gross Collector AreaMax 2.32  +
Gross Collector AreaMin 1.99  +
Importance 1  +
Investment CostMax 7,176  +
Investment CostMin 2,330  +
Life ExpectancyMin 25  +
Net Aperture AreaMax 2.244  +
Net Aperture AreaMin 1.874  +
Operating EfficiencyMax 79.9  +
Operating EfficiencyMin 75.4  +
Operational CostMax 164  +
Operational CostMin 113  +
Peak PowerMax 1745  +
Peak PowerMin 670  +
Quantity of ModulesMin 1  +
Relevence 3  +
Replacement Cost (Carrier Fluid)Min 23.2  +
Replacement Cost (Pump)Min 10,4  +
Stagnation TemperatureMax 220  +
Stagnation TemperatureMin 184  +
Tank CapacityMin 200  +
WeightMax 53  +
WeightMin 33  +
Working Pressure of the SystemMax 10  +
Working Pressure of the SystemMin 2.5  +
Categories Energy Generation  + , Renewable Energies  +
Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 28 February 2017 19:34:10  +
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