This document is the solar water heating chapter from RETScreen International’s textbook on clean energy project case studies and analysis. It is intended as an electronic resource for college students and solar energy professionals.
The first of the two sections of the chapter provides background on solar thermal water heating systems, such as describing the various steps of solar thermal energy collection, transfer and storage. The second section is much longer and technical focused. It contains information such as how to determine which type of collector is best to use based on environmental factors, and presents the formulas and algorithms necessary to determine this.
Author: RETScreen® International
Date of Publication: 2004
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