Thermal Performance of Solar Hot Water Systems Using a Flat Plate Collector of Accelerated Risers

KE Amori, NS Jabouri


 This study focuses on a comparison of the performance of two similar locally-fabricated solar water heaters. One of the collectors features a new design for accelerated absorber; its risers are made of converging ducts whose exit area is half that of the entrance. The other collector is a conventional absorber, with risers of the same cross sectional area along its length. Each collector is the primary part of an indirect thermosyphon circulation solar hot water system. Both collectors face south with a fixed tilt angle of 33.3


Solar, Accelerated flat plate collector, Storage tank, Coiled tube, Stratification

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