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Spectral radiant heat emitted by honeycomb-type solar collector covers
Author(s): Andreas Zipfel; Joerg J. Dengler; Werner J. Platzer
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Paper Abstract

A new type of transparent insulation with glass capillaries allows the construction of high temperature flat-plate solar collectors reaching stagnation temperatures of 260 degree(s)C and more. In the temperature range above 100 degree(s)C, the radiant heat is the dominant heat loss mechanism. For the plastic honeycomb materials used up to now, the heat losses were described adequately with a non-spectral `grey' model. To describe the radiant heat losses for the new glass capillary collector covers, a spectral analysis is necessary, due to the strong spectral dependence of the absorptance in glass. A new experimental set-up allows the measurements of the spectral radiant heat emitted by large samples, not only integrated over a hemisphere but also with angular resolution. A theoretical model for the calculation of the spectral, angle-dependent total emission of a Tl/absorber construction has been developed. The presented results of the calculations for glass capillaries show good agreement with the measurements.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 September 1994
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2255, Optical Materials Technology for Energy Efficiency and Solar Energy Conversion XIII, (9 September 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.185413
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Andreas Zipfel, Fraunhofer-Institut fuer Solare Energiesysteme (Germany)
Joerg J. Dengler, Fraunhofer-Institut fuer Solare Energiesysteme (Germany)
Werner J. Platzer, Fraunhofer-Institut fuer Solare Energiesysteme (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2255:
Optical Materials Technology for Energy Efficiency and Solar Energy Conversion XIII
Volker Wittwer; Claes G. Granqvist; Carl M. Lampert, Editor(s)

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