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Techno-Economic Standing of Solar Thermal Technologies below 100 c

Abstract: 

Non-Tracking Collectors Are The Important Technological Options To Harness The Solar Thermal Energy At Temperature Below 100oc. Thermal Energy Below This Level Has Very Wide Applications In The Residential And Industrial Sectors. Also, Energy At This Level Can Be Used Indirectly To Produce Cooling, Configuration And Cost Were Considered And Their Energy Collection With Different Design, Configuration And Cost Were Considered And Their Energy Collection Capabilities Were Estimated Under The Ethiopian Conditions For Different Applications Identified With The Temperature. Based On The Manufactures' Quotations And Other Economic Parameters, The Annual Amortized Cost Of Solar Collectors Were Estimated. These Values Were Used To Estimate The System Cost Per Unit Of Energy Generation. A Domestic Solar Water Heater With An Unglazed Collector Is The Only Solar System Having Economic Viability At Present. Evacuated Tube Collectors Stand A Good Chance Of Being Economically Viable In Future With Increase In Fuel Prices And/Or Reduction In System Cost

Corporate Author: 
Getnet Alemu & Worku Gebeyehu (Editor) & Ethiopian Economic Association/Ethiopian Economic Policy Research Institute
Publisher: 
Ethiopian Economic Association (EEA)
ISBN/ISSN: 
978-99944-54-25-9
Primary Descriptors: 

Collector, Solar Thermal Technology, Renewable Energy

Secondary Descriptor: 

Non -Tracking Collectors, Flat Collectors Techno Economic Analysis

Geographic Descriptors: 
Ethiopia
Cataloge Date: 
02/27/2013
Broad Subject heading: 
Thermal Energy, Domestic Solar Water, Solar Driers
Call Number: 
330.963 PRO 2012
Serial Key Title: 
Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on the Ethiopian Economy
Publication catagory: 
Content type: 
Volume: 
III
Publication date: 
2013-06-27 23:12:00
Forum or Discussion date: 
2013-02-27 15:57:54
Place of publication: 
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Type of material: 
Book
Current frequency: 
Annualy