Task 3 - Performance Testing of Solar Collectors


The Characterization and Testing of Solar Collector Thermal Performance
April 1993 - PDF 3.45MB
By: S. J. Harrison, Queen's University, Canada
This report summarizes the progress made by Task participants in developing characterization equations and test methods for various types of collectors. In particular, it shows how a simple generic model can be used to describe different collectors operating over a wider range of conditions than normally covered in standard tests.
Document Number: IEA-SHC-T.3.D.1
Recommendations on Test Procedures for the Thermal Performance of Solar Domestic Hot Water Heating Systems
1989 - PDF 1.8MB
By: B. A. Rogers, University College, Cardiff, U.K.
Summary of National Approaches to Short Term SDHW Systems Testing
December 1987 - PDF 2.95MB
By: B.D. Wood, Arizona State University, U.S.A.
Document Number: T.3.E.1
Environmental Factors of Collector Degradation
October 1987 - PDF 1.69MB
By: B.A. Rogers, University College, Cardiff, U.K.
Document Number: SEU-IEA-TR1
Results of an Outdoor and Indoor Pyranometer Comparison
April 1986 - PDF 3.59MB
By: H. D. Talarek, et al, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany
Document Number: III.A.3
Reference and Calibration Heaters
January 1986 - PDF 0.87MB
By: Hans Andersson, Swedish Council for Building Research, Sweden
Document Number: D1:1986
Proceedings from the IEA Task III Workshop on the Service Life of Solar Collector Components and Materials
Technical University of Denmark, December 6-8, 1983
August 1984 - PDF 3.41MB
By: Peder V. Pedersen, Technical University of Denmark
Solar Simulators for Collector Testing: Specifications and Operating Characteristics
June 1983
By: S. Tanemura, Solar Research Laboratory, Japan
Proceedings of the CEC/IEA Workshop on Solar Simulators
Joint Research Center, Ispra, Italy, February 9-11, 1982
February 1982
By: E. Aranovich and B. Gillett, CEC Joint Research Center, Ispra Establishment, Italy
Document Number: SA.A1.05.00.83.05
Failure Modes of Solar Collectors
August 1981 - PDF 9.52MB
By: Peder V. Pedersen, Technical University of Denmark
Results and Analyses of IEA Round Robin Testing
December 1979 - PDF 2.15MB
By: H. D. Talerek, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany
Document Number: III.A.1
Survey of Solar Simulator Test Facilities and Initial Results of IEA Round Robin Tests Using Solar Simulators
December 1979 - PDF 2.35MB
By: W. Ley, DFVLR, Germany