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A thermal comparison among several beverage can solar collectors.Author(s): Peter Y.S. Chen
Source: General Technical Report NC-92. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: North Central Research Station
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DescriptionFour air-heated solar collectors were built using four different configurations of aluminum beverage cans. The collectors were then tested for four consecutive seasons for their daily efficiencies. One of the collectors was also evaluated for one season for the effect of air velocity on efficiency, temperature rise, and power consumption of the collector.
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CitationChen, Peter Y.S. 1984. A thermal comparison among several beverage can solar collectors. General Technical Report NC-92. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station
Keywordsefficiency, configuration, reflector, insulation, temperature rise, power consumption
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