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Evaluation of initial collector field performance at the Langley Solar Building Test FacilityThe thermal performance of the solar collector field for the NASA Langley Solar Building Test Facility is given for October 1976 through January 1977. An 1180 square meter solar collector field with seven collector designs helped to provide hot water for the building heating system and absorption air conditioner. The collectors were arranged in 12 rows with nominally 51 collectors per row. Heat transfer rates for each row are calculated and recorded along with sensor, insolation, and weather data every 5 minutes using a mini-computer. The agreement between the experimental and predicted collector efficiencies was generally within five percentage points.
Document ID
19780027482
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Boyle, R. J. (NASA Lewis Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Knoll, R. H. (NASA Lewis Research Center Cleveland, Ohio, United States)
Jensen, R. N. (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, Va., United States)
Date Acquired
August 9, 2013
Publication Date
June 1, 1977
Subject Category
ENERGY PRODUCTION AND CONVERSION
Meeting Information
International Solar Energy Society(Orlando, FL)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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