- Bejan, A., EXTRACTION OF EXERGY FROM SOLAR COLLECTORS UNDER TIME-VARYING CONDITIONS.,
International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow, vol. 3 no. 2
pp. 67 - 72 [0142-727X(82)90002-9] .
(last updated on 2007/04/08)
This paper examines the trade-off between the storage and the immediate use of solar exergy, with the objective of maximizing the long-term exergy output from a solar collector installation. It is demonstrated that a trade-off exists, and that for maximum exergy output the collector and the collector-user interaction must conform to a well-defined pattern. It is also shown that the practice of operating collectors at constant temperature, regardless of time of day, is responsible for a sizeable and steady exergy loss.
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