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solar flux/energy calculation in a solar collector

solar flux/energy calculation in a solar collector

solar flux/energy calculation in a solar collector

Can anyone inform me of how to work out the solar flux/energy imparted(?) on a heat collection oil from a parabolic trough solar collector.

RE: solar flux/energy calculation in a solar collector

energy in = temperature rise times specific heat


RE: solar flux/energy calculation in a solar collector

Thanks for your reply IRStuff,

Is there any way of working out.........  If you have a collector exposed to the sun all day then could you work out how much sun gets to the collection oil (roughly, I know it will depend on the tracking/shape etc.) then losses from the oil and then hence the temperature rise created. (then I can get to use the equation you just sent me to work out the energy)

RE: solar flux/energy calculation in a solar collector

Look at MIL-STD-810F.  There is a best case solar radiation curve.  Integrate that curve to get the maximum available solar load.  Adjust for latitude and time of year


RE: solar flux/energy calculation in a solar collector

Thanks for the information, but do you have a better website for the solar radiation curve, I cant find it on the MIL-STD-810F anywhere.


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