- Bejan, A. and Kearney, D. W. and Kreith, F., SECOND LAW ANALYSIS AND SYNTHESIS OF SOLAR COLLECTOR SYSTEMS.,
Journal of Solar Energy Engineering, Transactions of the ASME, vol. 103 no. 1
pp. 23 - 28 .
(last updated on 2007/04/08)
The second law of thermodynamics is used to analyze the potential for energy conservation in solar collector systems. It is shown that the amount of useful energy (exergy) delivered by solar collector systems is affected by heat transfer irreversibilities occurring between the sun and the collector, between the collector and the ambient air, and inside the collector.