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dc.contributor.authorAnderson, Timothy Nicholas
dc.contributor.authorDuke, Mike
dc.contributor.authorCarson, James K.
dc.coverage.spatialConference held at Hong Kongen_NZ
dc.date.accessioned2010-03-07T20:23:26Z
dc.date.available2010-03-07T20:23:26Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.identifier.citationAnderson, T., Duke, M. & Carson, J. (2009). Performance of coloured solar collectors. In Proceedings of the First International Conference on Applied Energy (ICAE09), University of Hong Kong (CD), Hong Kong, 5-7 January, 2009.en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/3680
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, water heating solar collectors is examined. Subsequently, the annual solar fraction for typical water heating systems with coloured absorbers is calculated. The results show 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 sensitive integration with buildings.en
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dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherUniversity of Hong Kong (CD)en_NZ
dc.relation.urihttp://www.hku.hk/icae09/downloads/download.php.htmen
dc.rightsThis paper has been published in Proceedings of the First International Conference on Applied Energy (ICAE09), University of Hong Kong (CD), Hong Kong, 5-7 January, 2009. Used with Permission.en
dc.subjectsolar collectoren
dc.subjectwater heateren
dc.subjectcolouren
dc.titlePerformance of coloured solar collectorsen
dc.typeConference Contributionen
dc.relation.isPartOfProc. of the First International Conference on Applied Energyen_NZ
pubs.begin-page1en_NZ
pubs.elements-id18426
pubs.end-page11en_NZ
pubs.finish-date2009-01-07en_NZ
pubs.start-date2009-01-05en_NZ


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