TRNSYS Simulation of an Evacuated Tube Solar Collector and Parabolic Trough Solar Collector for Hot Climate of Ahmedabad
Posted: 28 Aug 2019 Last revised: 14 Feb 2020
Date Written: February 12, 2019
TRNSYS software provides the possibility to simulate various solar collectors. In this study, A TRNSYS simulations were carried out for Evacuated Tube Solar Collector (ETC) and Parabolic Trough Solar Collector (PTC) for Hot climate of Ahmedabad for yearly basis. Collector surface area is taken as 4.44 m2 and mass flow rate of fluid as 105.394 kg/hr. The maximum temperature of outlet fluid obtained in Evacuated Tube Solar Collector is 200 °C and for Parabolic Trough Solar Collector is 380 °C for same area 4.44 m2and mass flow rate 105.394 kg/hr. It is also found for Parabolic Trough Solar Collector that during mid-November to January outlet temperature is in the range of 40-50 °C while in Evacuated Tube Solar Collector outlet temperature is in the range of 40-150 °C.
Keywords: ETC, Evacuated Tube Solar Collector, Parabolic Trough Solar Collector, Solar Collector, TRNSYS
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