Mathematical modelling and performance analysis of single pass flat plate solar collector

Mohd Irshad, Anshul Yadav, Rajnish Singh, Anil Kumar
2018 IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering  
Various type of solar collectors has already been designed and developed. A solar flat plate collector is used to raise the temperature of the passing fluid (air/water) from it. In the present work, a single cover flat plate solar collector was fabricated using the standard methodology proposed by other researches for the construction of conventional solar air heaters. The variation of the solar radiation, the air outlet temperature and the variation of absorber plate temperature throughout the
more » ... day were recorded. The efficiency, effective optical efficiency, and the effective heat loss coefficient of single cover flat plate solar collector were calculated. The effect of wind velocity on collector's performance was also studied. The effective optical efficiency of the fabricated collector, effective heat loss coefficient, and the efficiency of the collector was found to be 72.7 %, 8.422 W m -² K -1 , 36.73 % respectively.
doi:10.1088/1757-899x/404/1/012051 fatcat:k4qeywo7gveq5ek4tvutojc2lq