9-13 July 2012
Africa/Johannesburg timezone
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Performance monitoring of a Passive Flat Plate Solar Water Heating system

12 Jul 2012, 17:30
IT Building

IT Building

Poster Presentation Track F - Applied Physics Poster Session


Ms Ndlovu Nothando (Fort Hare Institute of Technology)

Abstract content <br> &nbsp; (Max 300 words)

Water heating constitutes a significant part of electricity usage in households. Solar water heater systems are slowly replacing conventional geysers as a renewable energy source of heating water for household use. The efficiency of solar water heating systems is dependent on the correlation between heat into the system and heat out of the system. This study aims to investigate this heat balance of a system on a daily and monthly basis. It also seeks to evaluate the net thermal flow of energy in the system. A comparison of the solar energy delivered hot water versus the actual energy will be done as well as the ratio of solar energy actually converted to thermal versus the total energy incident. The final paper will present the findings from all these studies.

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Main supervisor (name and email)<br>and his / her institution

Dr Michael Simon. Email: msimon@ufh.ac.za. Fort Hare Institute of Technology

Level for award<br>&nbsp;(Hons, MSc, <br> &nbsp; PhD)?


Apply to be<br> consider for a student <br> &nbsp; award (Yes / No)?


Primary author

Ms Ndlovu Nothando (Fort Hare Institute of Technology)


Prof. Meyer Edson (Fort Hare Institue of Technology) Dr Michael Simon (Fort Hare Institue of Technology)

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