Publisher: Bachudo Science Co. Ltd

Experimental Thermal Perfomance Study On A Thermosyphon Solar Water Heater, With An Internal Exchanger, In Cote D'Ivoire

E. P. M. Koffi, P. Gbaha, M. K. Sako, Y. N'guessan, M. K. Sangare, M. K. Konan, G. Ado
KEYWORDS: Solar Water Heater, thermosyphon, useful energy, thermal performances, efficiency

ABSTRACT:

A thermosyphon solar water heater made from available materials has been achieved locally. Its thermal performance is analyzed experimentally, using several sunny and cloudy days data, to demonstrate its viability in cote d'Ivoire. The first results give a 50% average efficiency, with storage tank temperature above 55°C. These results show that the system is suitable for application in Cote d'Ivoire weather conditions. All those performances, coipbined with manufacturing simplicity and the absence of moving parts, make the system an intresting technological solution. The results can then be used for the dissemination of the system.


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