Survey of large-scale solar water heaters installed in Taiwan, China

Keh Chin Chang, Tsong Sheng Lee, Kung Ming Chung, Ya Feng Lien, Chine An Lee

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Abstract

Almost all the solar collectors installed in Taiwan, China were used for production of hot water for homeowners (residential systems), in which the area of solar collectors is less than 10 square meters. From 2001 to 2006, there were only 39 large-scale systems (defined as the area of solar collectors being over 100 m2) installed. Their utilization purposes are for rooming house (dormitory), swimming pool, restaurant, and manufacturing pr°Cess. A comprehensive survey of those large-scale solar water heaters was conducted in 2006. The objectives of the survey were to asses the systems' performance and to have the feedback from the individual users. It is found that lack of experience in system design and maintenance are the key factors for reliable operation of a system. For further promotion of large-scale solar water heaters in Taiwan, a more compressive program on a system design for manufacturing pr°Cess should be conducted.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationISES Solar World Congress 2007, ISES 2007
Pages2043-2047
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Dec 1
EventInternational Solar Energy Society Solar World Congress 2007, ISES 2007 - Beijing, China
Duration: 2007 Sep 182007 Sep 21

Publication series

NameISES Solar World Congress 2007, ISES 2007
Volume3

Other

OtherInternational Solar Energy Society Solar World Congress 2007, ISES 2007
CountryChina
CityBeijing
Period07-09-1807-09-21

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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