A new dynamic test method is introduced. This so called improved transfer function method features on two new collector parameters. One is time term which can indicate solar collector's inner heat transfer ability and the other is a second order term of collector mean fluid temperature which can obtain fluid thermal capacitance in data processing. Then theoretical analysis and experimental verification are carried out to investigate influencing factors of obtaining accurate and stable second order term. A flat plate and ETC solar collector are compared using both the new dynamic method and a standard method. The results show that the improved function method can accurately and robustly estimate these two kinds of solar collectors.
Energy Procedia, 2012, Vol 30, p. 152-161
Solar collector parameters; Dynamic test method; Flat plate solar collector; ETC solar collector
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1st International Conference on Solar Heating and Coolingfor Buildings and Industry (SHC 2012)