An overview of measured thermal performances of Danish solar combi systems in practice is given. The thermal performance varies greatly from system to system. Measured and calculated thermal performances of different solar combi systems are compared and the main reasons for the different thermal performances are given. Further, a parametric study on two solar combi system types is performed. Based on the investigation it can be concluded that the thermal performance first of all is influenced by the space heating consumption during the summer period and that the systems in practice perform as theoretically expected.
Journal of Solar Energy Engineering, 2004, Vol 126, Issue 2, p. 744-749