J. Phys. IV France 09 (1999) Pr3-587-Pr3-590
A solar collector for climatizationE. Kose
Microtherm Energietechnik GmbH, Sur la Place, 25930 Lods, France
A high performance Compound Parabolic Concertator (CPC) collector is presented. It comprises dewar type tubular vacuum tubes with an absorber coating of very low emittance, a moderately concentrating reflector and a simple thermosyphoning heat removal system. The reflectors can be designed with respect to the specific needs ; reflector material, concentration, truncation and symmetry can be chosen freely. The collector allows the construction of cooling systems with higher COP's without using tracking systems. Land use and costs are greatly reduced. For a certain application (optimum yearly gain in Munich with a constant collector temperature of 180°C) the reflector was optimized, it is a fairly asymmetrical design. A symmetrical design with a similar performance has been tested, the results are shown.
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