Proposal for a Domestic Hot Water System. Researched by David Luong, Mark Piper, Colton Bangs, Aloysius Obodoako, Disha Katharani. Advantages of a Solar DHW System. Off-grid capability Ideal for isolated areas where connection to grid power is difficult to impossible Renewable energy source
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Researched by David Luong, Mark Piper, Colton Bangs, Aloysius Obodoako, Disha Katharani
K-T model of collector facing true south and ignoring local shading. Ground reflectivity is .2 for all months except .5 for January, .7 for February, and .4 for March.
The SRCC defines category C as a DHW in a warm climate, and category D as a DHW in a cool climate. We used category C to approximate the losses during summer and D in the winter.
For our climate and purpose, the Mazdon TMA-600-30 panel manufactured by Thermo Technologies in Maryland is the most efficient.
Obviously, the winter load will determine the number of panels needed to achieve a desired level of DHW. The family will probably desire three of the Mazdon collectors in order to generate the majority of the winter DHW load needed.
Heat Transfer Fluid can be potable water or Propylene glycol
Maximum stagnation temperature of 250 degree F