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dc.contributor.authorAnderson, Timothy Nicholas
dc.contributor.authorDuke, Mike
dc.contributor.authorCarson, James K.
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-17T21:21:25Z
dc.date.available2010-02-17T21:21:25Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.identifier.citationAnderson, T.N., Duke, M. & Carson, J.K. (2010).The effect of colour on the thermal performance of building integrated solar collectors. Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 94(2), 350-354.en
dc.identifier.issn0927-0248
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/3616
dc.description.abstractThe use of solar collectors with coloured absorbers for water heating is an area of particular interest when considering their integration with buildings. By matching the absorber colour with that of the roof or façade of the building, it is possible to achieve an architecturally and visually pleasing result. Despite the potential for the use of coloured absorbers, very little work has been undertaken in the field. In this study, the thermal performance of a series of coloured (ranging from white to black), building integrated solar collectors for water heating was examined both theoretically and experimentally. Subsequently, the annual solar fraction for typical water heating systems with coloured absorbers was calculated. The results showed that coloured solar collector absorbers can make noticeable contributions to heating loads. Furthermore, although their thermal efficiency is lower than highly developed selective coating absorbers, they offer the advantage of improved aesthetic integration with buildings.en
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dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherElsevieren
dc.rightsThis is an author’s accepted version of an article published in the journal: Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells. Copyright © 2009 Elsevier B.V.en
dc.subjectsolar collectorsen
dc.subjectcolouren
dc.subjectperformanceen
dc.titleThe effect of colour on the thermal performance of building integrated solar collectorsen
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.solmat.2009.10.012en
dc.relation.isPartOfSolar Energy Materials & Solar Cellsen_NZ
pubs.begin-page350en_NZ
pubs.elements-id34669
pubs.end-page354en_NZ
pubs.issue2en_NZ
pubs.volume94en_NZ


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