- Chelghoum, D. E. and Bejan, A., SECOND-LAW ANALYSIS OF SOLAR COLLECTORS WITH ENERGY STORAGE CAPABILITY.,
Journal of Solar Energy Engineering, Transactions of the ASME, vol. 107 no. 3
pp. 244 - 251 .
(last updated on 2007/04/08)
This is an analytical and numerical study of the exergy that can be delivered by a solar collector installation with temporary energy storage capability. In each of the models considered, the analysis shows that the relative timing of the filling and discharge processes has a significant effect on the total exergy delivered by the installation. The main conclusion of the study is that the daily regime of operation of the collection/storage installation can be selected by design in order to maximize the harvesting of solar exergy per unit of collector area.
ENERGY STORAGE - Thermodynamics;