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Concentrated solar thermal power a good fit for Jordan

by CSP Today - part of the FC Business Intelligence Ltd group  (Mar. 11, 2013)

Jordanian officials to discuss role solar can play in their developing energy mix at MENASOL 2013 (14-15 May, Dubai). According to the CSP Today Global Tracker, the use of CSP in Jordan is currently under investigation, “while the country is busy implementing reliable low-cost supply of energy using large, conventional and centrally-located ...

CPV solar power system

by Power Inverter Co  (Feb. 25, 2014)

There are relatively few CPV applications still pursuing Si cells. The idea was somewhat "hot", no pun intended, when there was a silicon shortage going on, but silicon prices have dropped as new capacity has come online and the only successful CPV concepts being marketed which I know of are based on triple junction Ge/GaAs/InGaP or similar cells. ...

Development and performance evaluation of 0.16 m 2 solar point thermal energy collector compared with flat plate collector

by Inderscience Publishers  (Dec. 9, 2013)

Renewable energy systems such as wind, solar and biomass are significantly more land intensive than traditional fossil fuels. Renewable energy increases diversity of energy supplies and can replace diminishing fossil fuel resources over the long run; their use in place of fossil fuels can substantially reduce greenhouse gases and other ...

A numerical evaluation of thermal performance of double flow packed bed solar air heaters

by Inderscience Publishers  (Jun. 24, 2013)

In this paper, double flow packed bed solar air heater was investigated theoretically and experimentally. A numerical model for the air heater was presented. Numerical calculations had been performed under Hamirpur (latitude, 31°25' to 31°52' North) prevailing weather conditions. A mathematical models based on the volumetric heat transfer ...

Solar hot water system

by Power Inverter Co  (Mar. 5, 2014)

Solar hot water systems (e.g. residential) do not produce steam, for example. Thus, solar hot water systems cannot push a steam turbine and will not generate electrical power. Solar hot water systems are used for heating and hot water requirements, not electrical power. If this is offsetting electrical hot water or electrical heat, then these ...

Solar tunnel drier with thermal storage for drying of copra

by Inderscience Publishers  (Mar. 28, 2012)

A natural convection solar tunnel drier integrated with rock bed as sensible heat storage material was developed to test its performance for copra drying. The experiments were carried out with and without the integration of heat storage material. The temperature gradient inside the tunnel drier is about 10–25°C during the clear day and 7–12°C ...

Solar tunnel drier with thermal storage for drying of copra

by Inderscience Publishers  (Jan. 1, 2012)

A natural convection solar tunnel drier integrated with rock bed as sensible heat storage material was developed to test its performance for copra drying. The experiments were carried out with and without the integration of heat storage material. The temperature gradient inside the tunnel drier is about 10-25°C during the clear day and ...

Characterization of high temperature solar thermal selective absorber coatings at operation temperature

by SCHOTT AG / SCHOTT Solar CSP GmbH  (Jan. 1, 2013)

Abstract In cooperation between the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) and the SCHOTT Solar CSP GmbH (SCHOTT Solar) measurements have been carried out with the goal to assure, that the directional-hemispherical reflectance measurements, done as production control by SCHOTT Solar, lead to applicable results for calculating the emittance of ...

Introduction to Solar Energy

by Greenshine New Energy LLC  (Oct. 25, 2013)

Solar energy refers to solar radiation energy. Since the formation of the earth, organism relies on the light and heat provide by the sun to survive. But nowadays, the application of solar energy has been widely paid attentions. In recent years, an increasing numbers of people pay more attention to it not because of its characteristics of the ...

Comparison of thermal performances of flat plate and evacuated tube solar air collector at different flow rates: experimental analysis

by Inderscience Publishers  (Apr. 1, 2013)

The thermal performances of an evacuated tube solar air collector and flat plate solar air collector are experimentally investigated at different flow rates of air. The evacuated tube solar air collector has 40 evacuated tubes and surface area, 4.44 m². This setup consists of a header of square shape. The header has a circular pipe at the centre ...

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