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Type: Artigo de evento
Title: Brazilian Solar Water Heating Systems Evalutation
Author: Pereira E.M.D.
De Andrade A.S.
Duarte E.M.
Carvalho L.P.
Cabral C.V.T.
De Vasconcellos L.E.M.
Salvador E.
Dos Santos G.C.
Pereira J.T.V.
Fantinelli J.T.
Pallottino J.T.
Guimaraes N.C.
Abstract: Brazilian Electric Centre (ELETROBRÁS) and the Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais - PUC Minas (through the Energy Studies Group - GREEN) - are developing a project integrating actions with the National Electricity Conservation Program (PROCEL), to evaluate what is the real situation of the solar water heating systems in Brazil in the residential, service and industrial sectors. Therefore, 7 Brazilian cities were selected to be studied, then information will be collected and statistically treated leading to later field research. At that stage, the collected information are the real design conditions, installation, operation and life cycle of the systems and users satisfaction level. In order to obtain and treat the information properly some products were developed such as: technical questionnaires to summarize all the required information; a website designed to organize and manage the collected data; and a Matlab application that perform the dimensioning based on the F-Chart system. Quality indicators are being created through a full system monitoring, with the use of thermographic analysis and evaluation of shading influence at the system's efficiency, using the Ecotect software. Until now, more than 340 installations were visited of 800 intended to be studied. This article presents some results of the residential sector, observed at 3 cities: Belo Horizonte, Campinas and Rio de Janeiro. This project, nationwide, is unprecedented and will get a list of recommendations geared to formulate an initial plan for the development of the sector, which could be used as a basis and guideline for government policies. Copyright © (2009) by the International Solar Energy Society.
Rights: fechado
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Date Issue: 2009
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