- Kreith, F. and Kearney, D. and Bejan, A., END-USE MATCHING OF SOALR ENERGY SYSTEMS.,
Energy (Oxford), vol. 5 no. 8-9
pp. 875 - 890 [0360-5442(80)90103-6] .
(last updated on 2007/04/06)
End-use matching is a procedure for introducing solar energy into the national energy infrastructure. The result of end-use matching is an identification of the most cost-effective combination of process energy needs, solar collector technology, geographic location, and economics bY matching currently available solar system hardware with particular industrial processes and their locations. End-use matching is not intended to be a design tool for a specific plant, but rather a planning tool for determining where and why general applications solar systems appear economically viable in the near future. This paper discusses the end-use matching methodology, and illustrates first and second law thermodynamics analyses applied to a solar system producing process steam. A brief discussion of the paper is appended.
ENERGY UTILIZATION - Analysis;THERMODYNAMICS - Theory;SOLAR RADIATION - Collectors;WATER HEATERS - Solar;