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PERFORMANCE SIMULATION MODEL FOR SOLAR THERMAL SYSTEMS IN RURAL APPLICATIONS
The paper presents the use of a method called Equivalent Thermal Network used to formulate mathematical model suitable for SDHW system analyses. Composed algorithms make it possible to perform computer simulations either of weather conditions or system parameters and to determine their influence on the system thermal performance and thus can be used by solar system designers. Steady state analysis confirms that the model is correct and the transient analysis adds new aspects to the thermal performance of such systems. Comparisons with measurements taken on a real object prove the usefulness of the method particularly for local conditions.
Key words: clean energy, SDHW system for food production processes, equivalent thermal network.